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Deuteronomy 32:9

    Deuteronomy 32:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For Jehovah's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the Lord's wealth is his people; Jacob is the land of his heritage.

    Webster's Revision

    For Jehovah's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

    World English Bible

    For Yahweh's portion is his people. Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 32:9

    Lot - Portion; destiny; fate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:9

    The Lord's portion is his people - What an astonishing saying! As holy souls take God for their portion, so God takes them for his portion. He represents himself as happy in his followers; and they are infinitely happy in, and satisfied with, God as their portion. This is what is implied in being a saint. He who is seeking for an earthly portion, has little commerce with the Most High.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 32:9

    These verses set forth in figurative language the helpless and hopeless state of the nation when God took pity on it, and the love and care which He bestowed on it.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 32:9

    32:9 His people - It is no wonder God had so great a regard to this people, for he chose them out of all mankind to be his peculiar portion.