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Deuteronomy 33:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Israel dwelleth in safety, The fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine; Yea, his heavens drop down dew.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob [shall be] upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Israel then shall dwell in safety alone; the fountain of Jacob [shall be] upon a land of corn and wine, also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Israel shall dwell in safety alone, The fountain of Jacob, in a land of corn and new wine; Also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thus hath Israel settled down securely, Alone, the fountain of Jacob, Within a land both of corn and new wine,—His heaven also droppeth down dew.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Israel doth tabernacle [in] confidence alone; The eye of Jacob [is] unto a land of corn and wine; Also His heavens drop down dew.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Israel shall dwell in safety, and alone. The eye of Jacob in a land of corn and wine, and the heavens shall be misty with dew.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Israel then shall dwell in safetie alone: the fountaine of Iacob [shalbe] vpon a land of corne and wine, also his heauens shall drop downe deaw.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Israel shall dwell in confidence alone on the land of Jacob, with corn and wine; and the sky [shall be] misty with dew upon thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yisrael then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Yaaqov [shall be] upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
then shall dwell 7931
{7931} Prime
A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in safety 983
{0983} Prime
From H0982; properly a place of refuge; abstractly safety, both the fact (security) and the feeling (trust); often (adverbially with or without preposition) safely.
alone: 910
{0910} Prime
From H0909; separate; adverbially separately.
the fountain 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of Ya`kv יַעֲקֹב 3290
{3290} Prime
From H6117; heel catcher (that is, supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch.
[shall be] upon 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.
a land 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
of corn 1715
{1715} Prime
From H1711; properly increase, that is, grain.
and wine; 8492
{8492} Prime
From H3423 in the sense of expulsion; must or fresh grape juice (as just squeezed out); by implication (rarely) fermented wine.
also x637
(0637) Complement
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
his heavens 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).
shall drop down 6201
{6201} Prime
A primitive root; to droop; hence to drip.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
dew. 2919
{2919} Prime
From H2926; dew (as covering vegetation).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 33:26-29.

Deuteronomy 33:28

_ _ the fountain of Jacob — The posterity of Israel shall dwell in a blessed and favored land.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 33:26-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 33:28

Alone — Either Tho' they be alone, and have no confederates to defend them, but have all the world against them, yet my single protection shall be sufficient for them. Or, Distinct and separated from all other nations, with whom I will not have them mingle themselves. The fountain — That is, the posterity of Jacob, which flowed from him as waters from a fountain, in great abundance. The fountain is here put for the river or streams which flow from it, as Jacob or Israel who is the fountain is often put for the children of Israel. His heavens — That is, those heavens or that air which hangs over his land.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Deuteronomy 33:28

Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: (r) the fountain of Jacob [shall be] upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

(r) Who was plentiful in issue as a fountain.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 33:16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? [is it] not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that [are] upon the face of the earth.
Numbers 23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Jeremiah 33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this [is the name] wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.
Ezekiel 34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Revelation 22:14-15 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. ... For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

the fountain:

Deuteronomy 8:7-8 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; ... A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
Psalms 68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, [even] the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
Proverbs 5:15-18 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. ... Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Isaiah 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, [but] not in truth, nor in righteousness.


Deuteronomy 33:13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD [be] his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,
Deuteronomy 11:11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, [is] a land of hills and valleys, [and] drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
Genesis 27:28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
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Gn 27:28. Ex 33:16. Nu 23:9. Dt 8:7; 11:11; 32:2; 33:13. Ps 68:26. Pv 5:15. Is 48:1. Jr 23:6; 33:16. Ezk 34:25. Rv 21:27; 22:14.

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