Deuteronomy 28:68

“And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 28:68

And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt againe, with ships, by the way whereof I spake vnto thee, Thou shalt see it no more againe: and there ye shall bee sold vnto your enemies for bondmen, and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The LORD will bring you back to Egypt in ships, by the way about which I spoke to you, 'You will never see it again!' And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah will bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I said unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall sell yourselves unto your enemies for bondmen and for bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord will take you back to Egypt again in ships, by the way of which I said to you, You will never see it again: there you will be offering yourselves as men-servants and women-servants to your haters for a price, and no man will take you.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah will bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I said unto thee, Thou shalt see it again no more; and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and there shall be no man to buy [you].
- Darby Bible

And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way of which I have said to thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold to your enemies for bond-men and bond-women, and no man shall buy you.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh will bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way of which I said to you, You shall see it no more again: and there you shall sell yourselves to your enemies for bondservants and for bondmaids, and no man shall buy you.
- World English Bible

`And Jehovah hath brought thee back to Egypt with ships, by a way of which I said to thee, Thou dost not add any more to see it, and ye have sold yourselves there to thine enemies, for men-servants and for maid-servants, and there is no buyer.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD shall bring thee back into Egypt in ships, by the way whereof I said unto thee: 'Thou shalt see it no more again'; and there ye shall sell yourselves unto your enemies for bondmen and for bondwoman, and no man shall buy you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 28:68

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 28:68

28:68 Into Egypt - Which was literally fulfilled under Titus, when multitudes of them were carried thither in ships, and sold for slaves. And this expression seems to mind them of that time when they went over the sea without ships, God miraculously drying up the sea before them, which now they would have occasion sadly to remember. By the way - Or, to the way. And the way seems not to be meant here of the usual road - way from Canaan to Egypt, which was wholly by land, but to be put for the end of the way or journey, even the land of Egypt, for to this, and not to the road - way between Canaan and Egypt, agree the words here following, whereof I speak unto thee, thou shalt see it, (that is, Egypt) no more again. No man shall buy you - Either because the number of your captives shall be so great, that the market shall be glutted with you; or because you shall be so loathsome and contemptible that men shall not be willing to have you for slaves. And this was the condition of the Jews after the destruction of Jerusalem, as Josephus the Jew hath left upon record. Let us all learn hence, to stand in awe and not to sin. I have heard of a wicked man (says Mr. Henry) who on reading these threatenings, was so enraged, that he tore the leaf out of his bible. But to what purpose is it, to deface a copy, while the original remains unchangeable? By which it is determined, that the wages of sin is death: yea, a death more dreadful than all that is here spoken!

Discussion for Deuteronomy 28

  • Sharon on Deuteronomy 28:68
    The problem or maybe the changing of the meaning what is the problem because it reads like YAHUAH will take Israel back by ships, but this time no one will buy us. When slave came to America they were brought and sold. So is there a going back as slaves, but no one will buy us?
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 28:68
    As you would have read this chapter in entirety, the Lord God promises blessings or curses upon Israel, depending on how they behaved towards Him. Verses 1-14: the blessings (the good things from the Lord) & verses 15-68: the curses (the evil things from the Lord).

    So, in verse 68, the thought here is: just as you (Israel) were brought out of Egypt by God's mighty Hand of deliverance, taken triumphantly & miraculously through the midst of the Red Sea & eventually brought into the Promised Land as a free people of God, so to, God will do the opposite if you refuse the Lord & disobey His Commandments. Instead of deliverance, Israel would be sent back into slavery. And from research (as Josephus reports), Emperor Titus, who ransacked Jerusalem & the Temple in AD 70, also did heinous things to the Jews - many were killed by his men or mistreated very badly. Thousands (the young & fit among the Jewish men & women) were sent into slavery in Egypt, going chained in ships. But there were so many of them, that the Egyptian markets were filled with Jewish slaves, so their price was either very low, or they remained unsold. This very sad event appears as a fulfilment of God's Promise to those who despised His Word throughout their generations & in spite of their captivities to the Assyrians & Babylonians earlier on.

    I repeat, the above account of Israel's slavery in Egypt, is not in Scripture, but from the historians, one of whom was Josephus. And this account has nothing to do with those sent to America as slaves.
  • Sharon - in Reply on Deuteronomy 28:68
    YAHUAH says that he will scatter to the four corners and gather as well even the house of Yahudah th that was sent into slavery which is the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Joel 3rd chapter.
  • Bridget on Deuteronomy 28:68
    The true Israelites are still scattered around the world. There is only one people I know of that came to America, the islands and other places by ship in bondage and that is the Black people who came by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The first enslavement the Hebrews were in was in Egypt. They came out of bondage in Egypt by foot across the Red Sea. They were enslaved there 430 years approximately. The second enslavement and punishment of curses was spoken by Moses that God had gave him word of. The second enslavement would last 400 years and that this time the Children of Israel would be under a curse of God because of their disobedience and be enslaved 400 years. This time back to Egypt in ships. Egypt represented the first place of enslavement but this time by ships. Egypt representing enslavement. What other people is that but the so-called Black people who have been sent all around the world by slave ships. But then Deuteronomy 30 mentions the end of their enslavement. That their enemies who hate them will become accursed as they were. They will come out of the curse and be regathered again some time in the future.
  • Does that mean the rapture is actually the return to Jerusalem
  • Mike Forde on Deuteronomy 28:68
    Hyksos Exodus we have evidence of. Hyksos suddenly disappear from history. A Jewish empire or ancient Israel we have no evidence of. Jewish people do well financially and certainly could not be called scattered or enslaved. They form groups wherever they go. They are not scattered. You do the math.
  • Edward banks on Deuteronomy 28:68
    This is so true the Israelites were scattered around the world. They are hated even to this day and do not know who they are or whose they are these people in Israel told Jesus they never been in bondage to any man so they cannot be Israel (John 8:32-33 )
  • Martin on Deuteronomy 28:68
    History said the Isrealite who excape the seige fled to Africa.(the wilderness)Egypt was a place of refuge for the isrealite when their enemy came against them. In the Bible Egypt is refered to as a "house of bondage" in ancient time until this day people walk from isreal to eygypt they never needed to get on ships to go to eygpt. even Joseph was told by the angel to take the child and his mother and flee to eygpt.the eygpt of deut: 28 vs 68 is refering to a house of bondage. SHIPS WILL TAKE THE ISREALITE BACK INTO SLAVERY OR BONDAGE. The isrealites who escape to Africa after the seige of jerusalem did not just stayed in eygpt the moved all over the continent from north africa to west africa setting the stage for the slave ships to arrive. one thousand two hundred plus years later after the fall of jerusalem the slave ships came fulfilling deut:28 vs 68. another thing to look at is the signs that will be upon the isrealite deut:28 vs 46 these sign will follow them forever thats the sign you look for. The people who came on the slave ships are the true house of Isreal.
  • I know that it is addressing the slaves that were brought to tne New World in slave ships, with iron collars around their necks, as this was the return to slavery prophesied in Deuteronomy 28:68, for the curse of disobedience was upon the True Israelites. The Khazars were never in Egypt, and had no knowledge of Kemet, when Moses wrote Deuteronomy. If fact, the Khazars, who are are a Turkic Mongol mongrels, did not even exist in the time of Moses. Yet, the world is ignorant of the hoax of the Khazars, as the Seed of Abraham.


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