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Deuteronomy 32:40

    Deuteronomy 32:40 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live for ever,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For lifting up my hand to heaven I say, By my unending life,

    Webster's Revision

    For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live for ever,

    World English Bible

    For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live forever,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live for ever,

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:40

    For I lift up my hand to heaven - See concerning oaths and appeals to God in the note on Deuteronomy 6:13 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 32:40

    Render: For I lift up my hand to heaven and say, As I live forever, if I whet, etc. On Deuteronomy 32:40, in which God is described as swearing by Himself, compare Isaiah 45:23; Jeremiah 22:5; Hebrews 6:17. The lifting up of the hand was a gesture used in making oath (compare Genesis 14:22; Revelation 10:5).

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 32:40

    32:40 I lift up my hand - I solemnly swear, that I will do what here follows. I live - As sure as I live.