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Deuteronomy 28:30

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28:30 You will be engaged to a woman and another man will rape 1  her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not even begin to use it.

Deuteronomy 28:38-39

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The Curse of Reversed Status

28:38 “You will take much seed to the field but gather little harvest, because locusts will consume it. 28:39 You will plant vineyards and cultivate them, but you will not drink wine or gather in grapes, because worms will eat them.

1 tc For MT reading שָׁגַל (shagal, “ravish; violate”), the Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate presume the less violent שָׁכַב (shakhav, “lie with”). The unexpected counterpart to betrothal here favors the originality of the MT.



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