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Deuteronomy 6:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thy eyes.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And thou shalt bind them for a sign on thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand,—and they shall serve for bands, between thine eyes;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and hast bound them for a sign upon thy hand, and they have been for frontlets between thine eyes,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And thou shalt bind them as a sign on thy hand, and they shall be and shall move between thy eyes.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And thou shalt binde them for a signe vpon thine hand, and they shalbe as frontlets betweene thine eyes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And thou shalt fasten them for a sign upon thy hand, and it shall be immoveable before thine eyes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And thou shalt bind 7194
{7194} Prime
קָשַׁר
qashar
{kaw-shar'}
A primitive root; to tie, physically (gird, confine, compact) or mentally (in love, league).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
them for a sign 226
{0226} Prime
אוֹת
'owth
{oth}
Probably from H0225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
thine hand, 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
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.
and they shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
as frontlets 2903
{2903} Prime
טוֹטָפָה
towphaphah
{to-faw-faw'}
From an unused root meaning to go around or bind; a fillet for the forehead.
between x996
(0996) Complement
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
thine eyes. 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 6:1-9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 6:4-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 6:8

Thou shalt bind them — Thou shalt give all diligence, and use all means to keep them in thy remembrance, as men often bind something upon their hands, or put it before their eyes to prevent forgetfulness of a thing which they much desire to remember.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
Exodus 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
Exodus 13:16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.
Numbers 15:38-39 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: ... And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Proverbs 6:21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, [and] tie them about thy neck.
Proverbs 7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let [them] slip.
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Ex 13:9, 16. Nu 15:38. Dt 11:18. Pv 3:3; 6:21; 7:3. Mt 23:5. He 2:1.

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What is the true meaning of this verse, I see it as figuratively not literally?
- Melissa (9/13/2013 6:10:02 AM)
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