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Deuteronomy 32:40 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live for ever,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven, And say, as I live forever,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For I lift up my hand to the heavens, and say, I live for ever!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For I lift up unto the heavens my hand,—And say, Living, am, I, unto times age-abiding:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For I lift up unto the heavens My hand, And have said, I live—to the age!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will lift up my hand to heaven, and I will say: I live for ever.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For I lift vp my hand to heauen, and say, I liue for euer.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For I will lift up my hand to heaven, and swear by my right hand, and I will say, I live for ever.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I lift up 5375
{5375} Prime
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
my hand 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
to x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
heaven, 8064
{8064} Prime
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).
and say, 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
I x595
(0595) Complement
A primitive pronoun; I.
live 2416
{2416} Prime
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
for ever. 5769
{5769} Prime
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 32:39-43.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 32:40

I lift up my hand — I solemnly swear, that I will do what here follows. I live — As sure as I live.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Deuteronomy 32:40

For I (t) lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

(t) That is, I swear, read (Genesis 14:22).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
Exodus 6:8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I [am] the LORD.
Numbers 14:28-30 Say unto them, [As truly as] I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: ... Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, [concerning] which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Jeremiah 4:2 And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
Hebrews 6:17-18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath: ... That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Revelation 10:5-6 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, ... And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
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Gn 14:22. Ex 6:8. Nu 14:28. Jr 4:2. He 6:17. Rv 10:5.

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