Deuteronomy 32:41

“If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take holde on Iudgement, I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If I whet my glittering sword, And my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If I make sharp my shining sword, and my hand is outstretched for judging, I will give punishment to those who are against me, and their right reward to my haters.
- Basic English Bible

If I have sharpened my gleaming sword, And my hand take hold of judgment, I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.
- Darby Bible

If I shall whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
- Webster's Bible

if I whet my glittering sword, My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.
- World English Bible

If I have sharpened the brightness of My sword, And My hand doth lay hold on judgment, I turn back vengeance to Mine adversaries, And to those hating Me -- I repay!
- Youngs Literal Bible

If I whet My glittering sword, and My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to Mine adversaries, and will recompense them that hate Me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 32:41


32:41 If I whet my sword - If once I begin to prepare for war and for the execution of my sentence. Judgment - Of the instruments of judgment, of the weapons of war. A metaphor from warriors, that take their weapons into their hand, when they intend to fight.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 32

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Behold verse five, 1Kings 16:20, 2Kings 11:14, 2 Cronicles 23:13 TREASON ! 2Kings 9:31 TREACHERY ! WISDOM OF SOLOMON 14:21 TYRANNY ! After the first century church had began it fell into a split. The Apostate church and Backsliding church a.k.a. two Brides. The paradoxical bride became the epitome of old testiment Israel. Who belongs to which catagory of brides ? ELIJAH COMES FIRST AMEN !
  • Norm
    Do not WAIT but repent and receive CHRIST JESUS as SAVIOUR today! Pray to receive His Holy Spirit and be saved from wrath. That spirit of antichrist is already in the world. Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife and some also of good will: Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
  • Word
    Yahuda song of Moses starting end chapter 31 a fact that this is the song that the election will be singing at the 7th trump as you see in Revelation 15 when the true Christ returned an the elect are singing the victory over antichrist who had came as instead of Christ and deceived the whole world then the servants are the election an overcomers who listen to the truth an had eyes to see an WAITED
  • YAHuda
    Joanie...in reference to this chapter who are the servants spoken of in this chapter...the Israelites.
  • Why would the Lord avenge the blood of His servants? Aren't we as believers, His servants? Or is this a taking payment the cross Christ for us because or blood is cursed with man's sin? Help me understand this.
  • Velma Riley-Francis
    verse 4 teaches me that God is the rock of my salvation, and without the rock We dear not live and everything we need in live we have to depend. It teaches how pure and perfect the rock so let us stay closer to God and be ready waiting until he comes, praise God!

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