‘blessing and cursing’ ….. 1+1 (Ot+Nt) from the Holy Bible (KJV)


I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
that I have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: – Deu 30:19 

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “blessing and cursing”.

Deu 30:19  I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
that I have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life,
that both thou and thy seed may live:

20. That thou mayest love the LORD thy God,
and that thou mayest obey his voice,
and that thou mayest cleave unto him:
for he is thy life,
and the length of thy days:
that thou mayest dwell in the land
which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob,
to give them.

Jam 3:10  Out of the same mouth proceedeth
blessing and cursing.
My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

11. Doth a fountain send forth
at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12. Can the fig tree, my brethren,
bear olive berries?
either a vine, figs?
so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

WordWeb meaning for “cursing”

Verb: curse  kurs

  1. Utter obscenities or profanities
    “The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street“; 
    – cussblasphemeswearimprecateeff and blind [Brit], eff [Brit]
  2. Heap obscenities upon
    “The taxi driver who felt he didn’t get a high enough tip cursed the passenger
  3. Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    “The bad witch cursed the child“; 
    – beshrew [archaic], damnbedamn [archaic], anathemizeanathemise [Brit],
    imprecatemaledict [archaic], dang [N. Amer], doggone [N. Amer]
  4. Exclude from a church or a religious community
    “The gay priest was cursed when he married his partner“; 
    – excommunicateunchurch

Noun: curse  kurs

  1. Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    curses were deleted“; 
    – curse wordexpletiveoathswearingswearwordcusscussword [N. Amer]
  2. An appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on some individual or group
    – execrationcondemnation
  3. An evil spell
    “a witch put a curse on his whole family“; 
    – hexjinxwhammymozz [Austral]
  4. Something causing misery or death
    “the curse of my life“; 
    – banescourgenemesis
  5. severe affliction
    – torment

Derived formscursed, cursing, curses

Type of: abuseafflictionarouseblackguardbring upcall downcall forthcharmclapperclaw [archaic], conjureconjure updenouncementdenunciationevokeexcludeexpressgive tongue toinvokekeep outmagic spellmagical spellprofanityput forwardraiseshoutshutshut outspellstirutterverbalise [Brit], verbalize

Antonym: bless

Encyclopedia: Curse, Inc

WordWeb meaning for “blessing”

Noun: blessing  ble-sing

  1. The formal act of approving
    “he gave the project his blessing”; 
    – approvalapproving
  2. desirable state
    enjoy the blessings of peace“; 
    – boon
  3. short prayer of thanks before a meal
    “their youngest son said blessing”; 
    – gracethanksgiving
  4. ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
    – benediction
  5. The act of praying for divine protection
    – benediction

Verb: bless  bles

  1. Give a benediction to
    “The dying man blessed his son
  2. Confer prosperity or happiness on
  3. Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protectionconsecrate
    – sign
  4. Render holy by means of religious rites
    – consecratehallowsanctify

Derived formsblessings

Type ofarousebestowbring upcall downcall forthconferconjureconjure updeclareevokegesticulategesturegood fortunegood luckinvokeluckinessmotionorison [archaic], petitionprayerpronounceput forwardraisestirsupplicationsupport

Antonym: curse

Encyclopedia:Blessing, Texas
Bless

 

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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