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 26:16
 26:17
26:16 I will then do the same to you. I will bring upon you feelings of anxiety, along with depression and excitement, destroying your outlook and making life hopeless.

You will plant your crop in vain, because your enemies will eat it.
Af-ani e'eseh-zot lachem vehifkadeti aleychem behalah et-hashachefet ve'et-hakadachat mechalot eynayim umedivot nafesh uzratem larik zar'achem va'achaluhu oyveychem.

26:17 I will direct My anger against you, so that you will be defeated by your foes, and your enemies will dominate you. You will flee even when no one is chasing you.
Venatati fanay bachem venigaftem lifney oyveychem veradu vachem son'eychem venastem ve'eyn-rodef etchem.



Commentary:

anxiety
  ( cf. Radak, Sherashim). Behalah in Hebrew. Also denotes trouble, trembling, disaster, sudden terror, and feelings of insecurity.

depression
  (Hirsch). Shachefeth in Hebrew. Or, 'tuberculosis' (Rashi; Saadia; Ibn Janach; Radak, Sherashim). Or, 'scabs,' 'pox' or 'impetigo,' psora in Greek (Septuagint).

excitement
  (cf. Radak, Sherashim). Kadachath in Hebrew. Or, 'fever.'

destroying your outlook
  (Hirsch). Literally, 'to destroy your eyes' (Septuagint), or 'to make your eyes pine' (Rashi).

making life hopeless
  (Hirsch). Or, 'consuming your life' (Septuagint), 'depressing your soul' (Radak, s.v. D'ab).

direct My anger
  See Leviticus 20:3. Literally, 'I will set My face ...'





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