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Deuteronomy 33:1

    Deuteronomy 33:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now this is the blessing which Moses, the man of God, gave to the children of Israel before his death.

    Webster's Revision

    And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

    World English Bible

    This is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 33:1

    Blessed - Happy.
    Wherewith - The things with which...

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 33:1

    And this is the blessing wherewith Moses - blessed, etc. - The general nature of this solemn introduction, says Dr. Kennicott, is to show the foundation which Moses had for blessing his brethren, viz., because God had frequently manifested his glory in their behalf; and the several parts of this introduction are disposed in the following order: -

    1. The manifestation of the Divine glory on Sinai, as it was prior in time and more magnificent in splendor, is mentioned first.

    2. That God manifested his glory at Seir is evident from Judges 5:4 : Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the fields of Edom, the earth trembled and the heavens dropped, etc.

    3. The next place is Paran, where the glory of the Lord appeared before all the children of Israel, Numbers 14:10.

    Instead of he came with ten thousand saints, by which our translators have rendered מרבבת קדש meribeboth kodesh, Dr. Kennicott reads Meribah-Kadesh, the name of a place: for we find that, towards the end of forty years, the Israelites came to Kadesh, Numbers 20:1, which was also called Meribah, on account of their contentious opposition to the determinations of God in their favor, Numbers 20:13; and there the glory of the Lord again appeared, as we are informed Numbers 20:6. These four places, Sinai, Seir, Paran, and Meribah-Kadesh, mentioned by Moses in the text, are the identical places where God manifested his glory in a fiery appearance, the more illustriously to proclaim his special providence over and care of Israel.

    Deuteronomy 33:1And this is the blessing wherewith Moses, the man of God, blessed the children of Israel before his death - And he said

    Deuteronomy 33:2. Jehovah came from Sinai, And he arose upon them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And he came from Meribah-kadesh: From his right hand a fire shone forth upon them.

    Deuteronomy 33:3. Truly, he loved the people, And he blessed all his saints For they fell down at his feet, And they received of his words.

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    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 33:1

    The title "the man of God" in the Old Testament is one who is favored with direct revelations, but not necessarily an official prophet. The occurrence of the title here is no doubt a token that the Blessing was not, as was the Song, transcribed by Moses himself. Compare Deuteronomy 31:27.