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Deuteronomy 4:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For Jehovah thy God is a devouring fire, a jealous God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the LORD thy God [is] a consuming fire, [even] a jealous God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the LORD thy God [is] a consuming fire, [even] a jealous God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For Jehovah thy God is a consuming fire, a jealous *God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— seeing that, as for Yahweh thy God, a consuming fire, he is,—a jealous GOD.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for Jehovah thy God is a fire consuming—a zealous God.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, [euen] a iealous God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For Yahweh thy Elohim [is] a consuming fire, [even] a jealous El.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
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.
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
thy 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.
[is] a consuming 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
fire, 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
[even] a jealous 7067
{7067} Prime
קַנָּא
qanna'
{kan-naw'}
From H7065; jealous.
l אֵל. 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 4:1-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 4:24

A consuming fire — A just and terrible God, who, notwithstanding his special relation to thee, will severely punish thee, if thou provoke him. A jealous God — Who being espoused to thee, will be highly incensed against thee, (if thou follow after other lovers, or commit whoredom with idols) and will bear no rival or partner.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Deuteronomy 4:24

For the LORD thy God [is] a (p) consuming fire, [even] a jealous God.

(p) To those that come not to him with love and reverence, but rebel against him.

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thy God:

Deuteronomy 9:3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God [is] he which goeth over before thee; [as] a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD [was] like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Psalms 21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet [is] ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made [it] deep [and] large: the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
Jeremiah 21:12-14 O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver [him that is] spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench [it], because of the evil of your doings. ... But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.
Nahum 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
Hebrews 12:29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.

a jealous God:

Deuteronomy 6:15 (For the LORD thy God [is] a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Deuteronomy 32:16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange [gods], with abominations provoked they him to anger.
Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with [that which is] not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with [those which are] not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;
Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God:
Psalms 78:58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.
Isaiah 42:8 I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Nahum 1:2 God [is] jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and [is] furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies.
Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
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Ex 20:5; 24:17; 34:14. Dt 6:15; 9:3; 29:20; 32:16, 21, 22. Ps 21:9; 78:58. Is 30:33; 33:14; 42:8. Jr 21:12. Na 1:2, 6. Zp 1:18; 3:8. 1Co 10:22. He 12:29.

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