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Deuteronomy 33:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people [and] the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, The tribes of Israel together.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people [and] the tribes of Israel were assembled.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people And the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thus became he, in Jeshurun, a king,—When the heads of the people gathered themselves together, As one man, the tribes of Israel. [Reuben]—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he is in Jeshurun king, In the heads of the people gathering together, The tribes of Israel!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He shall be king with the most right, the princes of the people, being assembled with the tribes of Israel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hee was King in Iesurun, when the heads of the people, [and] the Tribes of Israel were gathered together.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he shall be prince with the beloved one, when the princes of the people are gathered together with the tribes of Israel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he was king in Yeshurun, when the heads of the people [and] the tribes of Yisrael were gathered together.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he was x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
king 4428
{4428} Prime
From H4427; a king.
in Yurn יְשֻׁרוּן, 3484
{3484} Prime
From H3474; upright; Jeshurun, a symbolical name for Israel.
when the heads 7218
{7218} Prime
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
of the people 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
[and] the tribes 7626
{7626} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, that is, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan.
of 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.
were gathered 622
{0622} Prime
A primitive root; to gather for any purpose; hence to receive, take away, that is, remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.).
<8692> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 116
together. 3162
{3162} Prime
From H3161; properly a unit, that is, (adverbially) unitedly.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 33:5

He was king in Jeshurun — Moses was their king not in title, but in reality, being under God, their supreme governor, and law giver. Gathered together — When the princes and people met together for the management of public affairs, Moses was owned by them as their king and lawgiver.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 36:31 And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
Exodus 18:16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make [them] know the statutes of God, and his laws.
Exodus 18:19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
Numbers 16:13-15 [Is it] a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us? ... And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
Judges 8:22 Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.
Judges 9:2 Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether [is] better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal, [which are] threescore and ten persons, reign over you, or that one reign over you? remember also that I [am] your bone and your flesh.
Judges 17:6 In those days [there was] no king in Israel, [but] every man did [that which was] right in his own eyes.


Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered [with fatness]; then he forsook God [which] made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
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Gn 36:31. Ex 18:16, 19. Nu 16:13. Dt 32:15. Jg 8:22; 9:2; 17:6.

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