Deuteronomy 28:13

“And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the taile, and thou shalt be aboue onely, and thou shalt not be beneath: if that thou hearken vnto the Commandements of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to obserue, and to doe them:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe {them} carefully,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah will make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou shalt hearken unto the commandments of Jehovah thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do `them',
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord will make you the head and not the tail; and you will ever have the highest place, if you give ear to the orders of the Lord your God which I give you today, to keep and to do them;
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah will make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou hearken unto the commandments of Jehovah thy God, which I command thee this day, to keep and to do them,
- Darby Bible

And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou shalt hearken to the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh will make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath; if you shall listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I command you this day, to observe and to do [them],
- World English Bible

`And Jehovah hath given thee for head, and not for tail; and thou hast been only above, and art not beneath, for thou dost hearken unto the commands of Jehovah thy God, which I am commanding thee to-day, to keep and to do,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD will make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou shalt hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 28:13


28:13 The head - The chief of all people in power, or at least in dignity and privileges; so that even they that are not under thine authority shall reverence thy greatness and excellency. So it was in David's and Solomon's time, and so it should have been much oftner and much more, if they had performed the conditions.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 28:13

  • Pastor Enoch N. Harmon Sr of Zion International Ministries phoenix AZ 85017 ce for verse 13
    I believe that which Jehovah have said in his holy words through faith I'll always be the head not the tail, above not beneath, leader not the follower in Jesus Christ mighty name I pray Amen
  • Andrew Bwalya for verse 13
    Iam pleased to find such a wonderful means of discovering Bible Scriptures. Could you add my address to your daily reading? I would be pleased if you could nourish my thirst soul with the Word of God. Thank you.
  • Mfitumukiza herbert for verse 13
    It encourages me an gives me hop about the fure an 2 be assured ov his promises a real an blessings
  • The verse lays it clearly that God's promises are true to those that trust and obey.
  • Motlalehi for verse 13
    we are kings and priests in a way of melchizedez!!but i am aware in acquiring promises of God,one must pass the ordinances/conditions that are behind those BLESSINGS!!

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