Deuteronomy 32:23

23 “I will heap calamities on them and spend my arrows against them.

Deuteronomy 32:23 in Other Translations

23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.
23 "'And I will heap disasters upon them; I will spend my arrows on them;
23 I will heap disasters upon them and shoot them down with my arrows.
23 I'll pile catastrophes on them, I'll shoot my arrows at them:
23 I will pile disasters on them; I will use up My arrows against them.

Deuteronomy 32:23 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 32:23

I will heap mischief upon them
One calamity upon another, which are after particularly mentioned:

I will spewed mine arrows upon them;
God is here represented as an enemy to the Jews, as having bent his bow against them like an enemy, ( Lamentations 2:4 ) ; and as having a quiver, and that full of arrows, and as determined to draw out and spend everyone of them, in taking vengeance upon them; which arrows are his four sore judgments mentioned ( Ezekiel 14:21 ) ; and expressed in ( Deuteronomy 32:24 Deuteronomy 32:25 ) .

Deuteronomy 32:23 In-Context

21 They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding.
22 For a fire will be kindled by my wrath, one that burns down to the realm of the dead below. It will devour the earth and its harvests and set afire the foundations of the mountains.
23 “I will heap calamities on them and spend my arrows against them.
24 I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.
25 In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. The young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray hair.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 29:21
  • 2. ver 42; 2 Samuel 22:15; Job 6:4; Psalms 7:13; Psalms 18:14; Psalms 45:5; Psalms 77:17; Psalms 120:4; Isaiah 5:28; Isaiah 49:2; Ezekiel 5:16; Habakkuk 3:9,11
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