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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Deuteronomy 8:4


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    King James Bible - Deuteronomy 8:4

    Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

    World English Bible

    Your
    clothing didn't grow old on you, neither did your foot swell, these forty years.

    Douay-Rheims - Deuteronomy 8:4

    Thy raiment, with which thou wast covered, hath not decayed for age, and thy
    foot is not worn, lo this is the fortieth year,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Thy raiment hath not become old upon thee, neither hath thy
    foot swelled these forty years.

    Original Hebrew

    שׂמלתך
    8071 לא 3808 בלתה 1086 מעליך 5921 ורגלך 7272 לא 3808 בצקה 1216 זה 2088 ארבעים 705 שׁנה׃ 8141

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    VERSE (4) -
    De 29:5 Ne 9:21 Mt 26:25-30

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:4

    Tu vestido nunca se envejeció sobre ti, ni el pie se te ha hinchado por estos cuarenta años.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 8:4

    Verse 4. Thy
    raiment waxed not old, &c.] The plain meaning of this much-tortured text appears to me to be this: "God so amply provided for them all the necessaries of life, that they never were obliged to wear tattered garments, nor were their feet injured for lack of shoes or sandals." If they had carvers, engravers, silversmiths, and jewellers among them, as plainly appears from the account we have of the tabernacle and its utensils, is it to be wondered at if they also had habit and sandal makers, &c., &c., as we are certain they had weavers, embroiderers, and such like? And the traffic which we may suppose they carried on with the Moabites, or with travelling hordes of Arabians, doubtless supplied them with the materials; though, as they had abundance of sheep and neat cattle, they must have had much of the materials within themselves. It is generally supposed that God, by a miracle, preserved their clothes from wearing out: but if this sense be admitted, it will require, not one miracle, but a chain of the most successive and astonishing miracles ever wrought, to account for the thing; for as there were not less than 600, 000 males born in the wilderness, it would imply, that the clothes of the infant grew up with the increase of his body to manhood, which would require a miracle to be continually wrought on every thread, and on every particle of matter of which that thread was composed. And this is not all; it would imply that the clothes of the parent became miraculously lessened to fit the body of the child, with whose growth they were again to stretch and grow, &c. No such miraculous interference was necessary.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. Thy
    raiment waxed not old upon thee , etc] They wanted not clothes all the forty years they were in the wilderness; which some account for by the rising generation being supplied with the clothes of those that died in the wilderness, and with the spoils they took from Amalek, ( Exodus 17:1) and others, as Aben Ezra observes, remark that they brought much clothes with them out of Egypt, which no doubt they did; (see Exodus 12:35) and he adds, as worthy of notice, that the manna they lived upon did not produce sweat, which is prejudicial to clothes; but be it so, that they were sufficiently provided with clothes, it must be miraculous that these clothes they wore should not wax old. This, in a spiritual sense, may denote the righteousness of Christ, which is often compared to raiment, the property of which is, that it never waxes old, wears out, or decays; it is an everlasting righteousness, and will never be abolished, but will answer for the saints in a time to come; (see Isaiah 51:6,8 Daniel 9:24) neither did thy foot swell these forty years; or puff up like paste, as Jarchi explains it, which is often the case in long journeys; the Septuagint version is, “did not become callous”; a callousness or hardness is frequently produced by travelling; in ( Deuteronomy 29:5) it is explained of the shoes on their feet not waxing old; so Ben Melech, and the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan, and the Syriac and Arabic versions here, “thy feet were not naked”, were not without shoes; these were no more wore out by travel than their clothes upon their backs, and this was equally as miraculous: the Gibeonites, pretending to come from a far country, and to have travelled much and long, put on old garments and old shoes, to make it probable and plausible, ( Joshua 9:5,13). This may be an emblem of the perseverance of the saints in faith and holiness: shoes upon the feet denote a Gospel conversation, which is very beautiful, ( Song of Solomon 7:1) the feet of saints being shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; which, as shoes to the feet, guides and directs the Christian walk, strengthens and makes fit for walking, keeps tight and preserves from slipping and falling, and protects from what is harmful, accompanied by the power and grace of God.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-9 - Obedience must be, 1. Careful, observe to do; 2. Universal, to do all the
    commandments; and 3. From a good principle, with a regard to God a the Lord, and their God, and with a holy fear of him. To engage them to this obedience. Moses directs them to look back. It is good to remembe all the ways, both of God's providence and grace, by which he has le us through this wilderness, that we may cheerfully serve him and trus in him. They must remember the straits they were sometimes brough into, for mortifying their pride, and manifesting their perverseness to prove them, that they and others might know all that was in their heart, and that all might see that God chose them, not for any thing in them which might recommend them to his favour. They must remember the miraculous supplies of food and raiment granted them. Let none of God' children distrust their Father, nor take any sinful course for the supply of their necessities. Some way or other, God will provide for them in the way of duty and honest diligence, and verily they shall be fed. It may be applied spiritually; the word of God is the food of the soul. Christ is the word of God; by him we live. They must als remember the rebukes they had been under, and not without need. Thi use we should make of all our afflictions; by them let us be quickene to our duty. Moses also directs them to look forward to Canaan. Loo which way we will, both to look back and to look forward, to Canaan Look which way we will, both to look back and to look forward wil furnish us with arguments for obedience. Moses saw in that land a typ of the better country. The gospel church is the New Testament Canaan watered with the Spirit in his gifts and graces, planted with trees of righteousness, bearing fruits of righteousness. Heaven is the goo land, in which nothing is wanting, and where is fulness of joy.


    Original Hebrew

    שׂמלתך 8071 לא 3808 בלתה 1086 מעליך 5921 ורגלך 7272 לא 3808 בצקה 1216 זה 2088 ארבעים 705 שׁנה׃ 8141


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