Deuteronomy 32:8

“When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the most High diuided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sonnes of Adam, hee set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the sons of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, When he separated the children of men, He set the bounds of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When the Most High gave the nations their heritage, separating into groups the children of men, he had the limits of the peoples marked out, keeping in mind the number of the children of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

When the Most High assigned to the nations their inheritance, When he separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel.
- Darby Bible

When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the children of men, he set the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel.
- World English Bible

In the Most High causing nations to inherit, In His separating sons of Adam -- He setteth up the borders of the peoples By the number of the sons of Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the children of men, He set the borders of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 32:8


32:8 Their inheritance - When God by his providence allotted the several parts of the world to several people, which was done #Gen 10:1 |- 32 Gen 11:1 - 9. When he separated - Divided them in their languages and habitations according to their families. He set the bounds - That is, he disposed of the several lands and limits of the people so as to reserve a sufficient place for the great numbers of the people of Israel. And therefore he so guided the hearts of several people, that the posterity of Canaan, which was accursed of God, and devoted to ruin, should be seated in that country which God intended for the children of Israel, that so when their iniquities were ripe, they might be rooted out, and the Israelites come in their stead.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 32

  • 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!
  • Debra Gill for verse 21
    Acording to the bible,all the children of men had fell to vanity,so GOD,had chosen a people and thought them his way,to be an example to the other nations around them and to set order in the earth.but,they obeyed not,and served vanity like all the other nations round about them.So the nations we think that GOD would haved never call,he has made known his way unto them,and so the serve him with their hearts and not their lips.So the original people of GOD is indeed jelous because of this move of GOD.they serve him with their lips and not with their hearts.

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