Deuteronomy 4:32

“For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For aske now of the dayes that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man vpon earth, and aske from the one side of heauen vnto the other, whether there hath bene any such thing as this great thing is, or hath bene heard like it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Indeed, ask now concerning the former days which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and {inquire} from one end of the heavens to the other. Has {anything} been done like this great thing, or has {anything} been heard like it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and from the one end of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been `any such thing' as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give thought now to the days which are past, before your time, from the day when God first gave life to man on the earth, and searching from one end of heaven to the other, see if such a great thing as this has ever been, or if anything like it has been talked of in story.
- Basic English Bible

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from one end of the heavens to the other end of the heavens, whether there hath been anything as this great thing is, or if anything hath been heard like it?
- Darby Bible

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
- Webster's Bible

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from the one end of the sky to the other, whether there has been [any such thing] as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?
- World English Bible

`For, ask, I pray thee, at the former days which have been before thee, from the day that God prepared man on the earth, and from the [one] end of the heavens even unto the [other] end of the heavens, whether there hath been as this great thing -- or hath been heard like it?
- Youngs Literal Bible

For ask now of the days past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and from the one end of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 4:32


4:32 The one side of heaven - That is, of the earth under heaven. Ask all the inhabitants of the world.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 4

  • DarrellIBMs
    Verses 15 - 19: I see statues that portrays angels and Jesus Christ in homes and churches, is not this to be forbidden.
  • Love for Truth
    The name of God (Father,Son,Holyghost) is Jesus search the scriptures for these are they that testify that He is God alone since before day 1 to eternity Deut. 6:4 the Lord our God is only ONE He will not share His glory with another.
  • BSP
    Verse 1: The way that the Israelites viewed the commandments from Jehovah God and if they observed them meant the difference between life and death.
  • A disciple
    They weren't "Sanctuary Cities" like we think of today; where everyone here illegally can be "protected" from the Law of the land: but they were specifically for those who accidentally killed someone, without having wicked intention beforehand. Innocent blood defiles the land and makes the whole country guilty until that innocent blood is removed, by the blood of the wicked murderer who shed it.
  • Jacquelyne
    I am taken at the fact that Moses built 3 cities specifically for people who committed crimes against their neighbors accidentally. He gave them a place of saftey. I believe these were cities of refuge. You cannot do that for your fellowman unless you have a forgiving heart. We must allow GOD to be the only judge in these matters. We all make mistakes but we all don't get caught. Love
  • Brianna vs. 15-20
    Idol worship! Vs. 15 warned the Jews, and warns us, to be very careful and watch ourselves closely. God warned about being "seduced" into idol worship. I like vs. 16 where it warns about making idols to represent any symbol. The revered cross has certainly crept into Christianity. People view it as a trinket and use it regularly in worship. Is it befitting for a Christian to have?

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