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Deuteronomy 1:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye [are] this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘The LORD your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day like the stars of heaven in number.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and behold, ye [are] this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah your God hath multiplied you, and behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yahweh your God, hath multiplied you,—and, here ye are, today, like the stars of the heavens, for multitude.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Jehovah your God hath multiplied you, and lo, ye [are] to-day as the stars of the heavens for multitude;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I alone am not able to bear you: for the Lord your God hath multiplied you, and you are this day as the stars of heaven, for multitude.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and beholde, you are this day as the starres of heauen for multitude.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord your God has multiplied you, and, behold, ye are to-day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh your Elohim hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye [are] this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
your lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
hath multiplied 7235
{7235} Prime
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
you, and, behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
ye [are] this day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
as the stars 3556
{3556} Prime
כּוֹכָב
kowkab
{ko-kawb'}
Probably from the same as H3522 (in the sense of rolling) or H3554 (in the sense of blazing); a star (as round or as shining); figuratively a prince.
of heaven 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
for multitude. 7230
{7230} Prime
רֹב
rob
{robe}
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 1:9-18.


Deuteronomy 1:10

_ _ ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude — This was neither an Oriental hyperbole nor a mere empty boast. Abraham was told (Genesis 15:5, Genesis 15:6) to look to the stars, and though they “appear” innumerable, yet those seen by the naked eye amount, in reality, to no more than three thousand ten in both hemispheres. The Israelites already far exceeded that number, being at the last census above six hundred thousand [Numbers 26:51]. It was a seasonable memento, calculated to animate their faith in the accomplishment of other parts of the divine promise.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 1:9-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Deuteronomy 1:10

The LORD your God hath (h) multiplied you, and, behold, ye [are] this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.

(h) Not so much by the course of nature, as miraculously.

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your God:

Deuteronomy 10:22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.
Deuteronomy 28:62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Exodus 12:37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot [that were] men, beside children.
Exodus 32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit [it] for ever.
Numbers 1:46 Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.
1 Chronicles 27:23 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
Nehemiah 9:23 Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess [it].

ye are this day:
This was the promise made by God to Abraham (
Genesis 15:5-6 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. ... And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
), which Moses considers now as amply fulfilled. Many suppose the expression to be hyperbolical; and others, no friends to revelation, think it a vain, empty boast, because the stars, in their apprehension, amount to innumerable millions. But, as this refers to the number of stars that appear to the naked eye, which only amount to about 3,010 in both hemispheres, the number of the Israelites far exceeded this; for independently of women and children, at the last census, they amounted to more than 600,000.
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Gn 15:5; 22:17; 28:14. Ex 12:37; 32:13. Nu 1:46. Dt 10:22; 28:62. 1Ch 27:23. Ne 9:23.

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