Deuteronomy 33:25

“Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thy shooes shall bee yron and brasse, and as thy dayes, so shall thy strength bee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Your locks will be iron and bronze, And according to your days, so will your leisurely walk be.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy bars shall be iron and brass; And as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your shoes will be iron and brass; and as your days, so may your work be.
- Basic English Bible

Iron and brass shall be thy bolts; And thy rest as thy days.
- Darby Bible

Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
- Webster's Bible

Your bars shall be iron and brass. As your days, so your strength will be.
- World English Bible

Iron and brass [are] thy shoes, And as thy days -- thy strength.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Iron and brass shall be thy bars; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 33:25


33:25 Iron and brass - The mines of iron and copper, which were in their portion, whence Sidon their neighbor was famous among the Heathens for its plenty of brass, and Sarepta is thought to have its name from the brass and iron which were melted there in great quantity. Thy strength shall be - Thy strength shall not be diminished with age, but thou shalt have the vigor of youth even in thine old age: thy tribe shalt grow stronger and stronger.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 33:25

  • Rob Earle for verse 25
    The Hebrew word translated as strength is probably idiomatic for spiritual maturity. Only one Biblical character seemed stronger in his old age and that was Caleb who took on the giants in Judea. Where are the others? Whereas the idea of growing spiritually mature is progressive as we continue to study God 's Word as we gracefully age.
  • Carol Taylor for verse 25
    I think that this verse is explained by Deuteronomy 29:5 and Nehemiah 9:21. Shoes were for their daily walk. They would have all that they needed to succeed and prosper in life, and they would have enough strength to handle all that they would encounter in the days of their life.

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