Deuteronomy 28:2

“And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and ouertake thee, if thou shalt hearken vnto the voice of the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the LORD your God:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of Jehovah thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all these blessings will come on you and overtake you, if your ears are open to the voice of the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

and all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of Jehovah thy God.
- Darby Bible

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God.
- Webster's Bible

and all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

and all these blessings have come upon thee, and overtaken thee, because thou dost hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God:
- Youngs Literal Bible

And all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 28:2


28:2 Overtake thee - Those blessings which others greedily follow after, and never overtake, shall follow after thee, and shall be thrown into thy lap by special kindness.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 28:2

  • By listening to Jehovah the Israelites would not only experience his blessing, but the blessings would actually overtake them. This shows that when Jehovah gives His blessing He gives it in abundance.
  • YVONNE COPELAND HILL for verse 2
    God has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us. We read our bibles and have the word in our hearts. The Holy Spirit will help guide us on the right paths. Prayer is a two way communication process; we pray, and then we listen. The Holy Spirit will guide us in the direction that is agreeable with God's word. God's word is His will. When we walk according to the will of God, that's when the blessings will come upon us.

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