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, 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,

Definitions for Deuteronomy 32 :40

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's Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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