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Deuteronomy 33:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thy bars shall be iron and brass; And as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thy shoes [shall be] iron and brass; and as thy days, [so shall] thy strength [be].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Your locks will be iron and bronze, And according to your days, so will your leisurely walk be.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thy shoes [shall be] iron and brass; and as thy days, [so shall] thy strength [be].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Iron and brass shall be thy bolts; And thy rest as thy days.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Iron and bronze, be thy sandals, And, as thy days, be thy strength.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Iron and brass [are] thy shoes, And as thy days—thy strength.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His shoe shall be iron and brass. As the days of thy youth, so also shall thy old age be.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thy shooes shall bee yron and brasse, and as thy dayes, [so shall] thy strength [bee].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— His sandal shall be iron and brass; as thy days, so [shall be] thy strength.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thy shoes [shall be] iron and brass; and as thy days, [so shall] thy strength [be].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thy shoes 4515
{4515} Prime
From H5274; a bolt.
[shall be] iron 1270
{1270} Prime
Perhaps from the root of H1269; iron (as cutting); by extension an iron implement.
and brass; 5178
{5178} Prime
For H5154; copper; hence, something made of that metal, that is, coin, a fetter; figuratively base (as compared with gold or silver).
and as thy days, 3117
{3117} Prime
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).
[so shall] thy strength 1679
{1679} Prime
From an unused root (compare H1680) (probably meaning to be sluggish, that is, restful); quiet.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 33:24-25.

Deuteronomy 33:25

_ _ shoes of iron and brass — These shoes suited his rocky coast from Carmel to Sidon. Country people as well as ancient warriors had their lower extremities protected by metallic greaves (1 Samuel 17:6; Ephesians 6:15) and iron-soled shoes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 33:22-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 33:25

Iron and brass — The mines of iron and copper, which were in their portion, whence Sidon their neighbor was famous among the Heathens for its plenty of brass, and Sarepta is thought to have its name from the brass and iron which were melted there in great quantity. Thy strength shall be — Thy strength shall not be diminished with age, but thou shalt have the vigor of youth even in thine old age: thy tribe shalt grow stronger and stronger.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Deuteronomy 33:25

Thy shoes [shall be] (q) iron and brass; and as thy days, [so shall] thy strength [be].

(q) You will be strong or, your country full of metal. It seems that Simeon is left out, because he was under Judah, and his portion of his inheritance, (Joshua 19:9).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Thy shoes:
etc. or, Under thy shoes shall be iron,
Deuteronomy 8:9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any [thing] in it; a land whose stones [are] iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet:
Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

and as thy:

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, [and] strengthenedst me [with] strength in my soul.
Isaiah 40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ... Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
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Dt 8:9. 2Ch 16:9. Ps 138:3. Is 40:29; 41:10. Lk 15:22. 1Co 10:13. 2Co 12:9. Ep 6:10, 15. Php 4:13. Col 1:11.

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