Deuteronomy 11:21

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That your dayes may bee multiplied, and the dayes of your children, in the land which the Lord sware vnto your fathers to giue them, as the dayes of heauen vpon the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens {remain} above the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Jehovah sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that your days, and the days of your children, may be long in the land which the Lord by his oath to your fathers said he would give them, like the days of the eternal heavens.
- Basic English Bible

that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Jehovah swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens [which are] above the earth.
- Darby Bible

That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
- Webster's Bible

that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.
- World English Bible

so that your days are multiplied, and the days of your sons, on the ground which Jehovah hath sworn to your fathers to give to them, as the days of the heavens on the earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, upon the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 11:21


11:21 As the days of heaven - As long as the heaven keeps its place and continues its influences upon earth.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 11

  • Irene123
    Obedience to God's Word. It's so very simple. Nothing to 'think' about. The Word of God is so very plain. Acts 2:37 - 38. " ..... what shall we do?" Then Peter's answer. Jesus said, in Matt. 6:33, preparing people for the day of Pentecost in Acts Ch. 2 - "Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God (salvation), and all these things shall be added unto you." the things of this life , food, raiment, shelter.
  • April
    I thought about it and I think that Israelities had more of a Blessing then a curse,yes they had to pay for their sins and follow the commandment to the T,but if you were not within the LORDS army or on his side you would perish with no chance of Salvation or Atonement,you just simply died,Israelities had a chance alot of the people did not have,so I see it as a BLESSING more then a CURSE,a GIFT..
  • BARBARASCOTT SCOTT
    We, are to live as the GARDEN of EDEN ,upon this EARTH, EDEN is a carbon copy OF HEAVEN, ,that we should live ,as the days of HEAVEN upon the EARTH, WE ARE IN GODS IMAGE ,AND LIKENESS.WE ARE FINISHING WHERE GOD , LEFT OFF,THAT THE PROMISES IS TO US, AND OUR ,CHILDREN CHILDREN, IN TO THOSE THAT IS AFAR,OFF. GOD, HE WANTS US TO REPLENISH, TO RESTORE,TO (MULTIPLY) AND TAKE ,OWNER,SHIP.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The forewarning of the Lord to Israel is as true to us today as it was to them. We should hearken and be forearmed.
  • Vera ship
    God is reminding Israel how he brought them out of Egypt to possess the land he is giving them. God is also letting them know if they keep his commandments he will bless them beyond measure if they do not worship other Gods. God also remind them not to get high minded and think that it was all their doing.
  • The condition for inheriting i.e., taking possession of the land was obedience to God s Word and faithfulness i.e., full dependence on the Lord for victory . Here s the point saved Israelites unconditionally received God as their inheritance, but possession of Canaan land was conditional, depending on their obedience and faithfulness to Jehovah... it is a mistake of equating Canaan land with heaven, but that is a hermeneutical error in my opinion. We believe Canaan land is a picture of two things 1 spiritual victory in the present life, which leads to 2 inheriting Millennial rest in the life to come. Incidentally, even after taking possession of Canaan land the Israelites had the potential of losing it, if they became unfaithful see Deut. 28 58, 63. Cr. James Hollandsworth KingdomPreparation

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