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Deuteronomy 4:20

    Deuteronomy 4:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the LORD has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be to him a people of inheritance, as you are this day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But Jehovah hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as at this day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the Lord has taken you out of the flaming fire, out of Egypt, to be to him the people of his heritage, as you are today.

    Webster's Revision

    But Jehovah hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as at this day.

    World English Bible

    But Yahweh has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be to him a people of inheritance, as at this day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as at this day.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 4:20

    Out of the iron furnace - From this mention of the word iron furnace there can be little doubt that the Israelites were employed in Egypt in the most laborious works of metallurgy. Digging, smelting, and forging of iron in so hot a climate must have been oppressive work indeed.