Deuteronomy 28:7

7 The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

Deuteronomy 28:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
ESV
7 "The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
NLT
7 “The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!
MSG
7 God will defeat your enemies who attack you. They'll come at you on one road and run away on seven roads.
CSB
7 "The Lord will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you. They will march out against you from one direction but flee from you in seven directions.

Deuteronomy 28:7 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 28:7

The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee
to be smitten before thy face
As the Philistines, Moabites, Syrians, Edomites, and Ammonites were, especially in the times of David: they shall come out against thee one way:
in a body, all together, in large numbers, marching in great order, to give them battle: and flee before thee seven ways;
be entirely routed, and flee some one way, and some another, even every way they could take to make their escape. The phrase is expressive of an entire victory, and of a complete rout and dispersion of an enemy.

Deuteronomy 28:7 In-Context

5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7 The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
8 The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
9 The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in obedience to him.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Chronicles 6:34
  • 2. S Leviticus 26:8,17