Deuteronomy 11:2
New International Version
Remember today that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the LORD your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm;

New Living Translation
Keep in mind that I am not talking now to your children, who have never experienced the discipline of the LORD your God or seen his greatness and his strong hand and powerful arm.

English Standard Version
And consider today (since I am not speaking to your children who have not known or seen it), consider the discipline of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm,

Berean Study Bible
Know this day that it is not your children who have known and seen the discipline of the LORD your God: His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm;

King James Bible
And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,

New King James Version
Know today that I do not speak with your children, who have not known and who have not seen the chastening of the LORD your God, His greatness and His mighty hand and His outstretched arm—

New American Standard Bible
Know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of the LORD your God—His greatness, His mighty hand, His outstretched arm,

NASB 1995
“Know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of the LORD your God— His greatness, His mighty hand and His outstretched arm,

NASB 1977
“And know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of the LORD your God—His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm,

Amplified Bible
Know this day that I am not speaking to your children who have not known [by personal experience] and who have not seen [firsthand] the instruction and discipline of the LORD your God—His greatness, His mighty hand and His outstretched arm;

Christian Standard Bible
Understand today that it is not your children who experienced or saw the discipline of the LORD your God: His greatness, strong hand, and outstretched arm;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must understand today that it is not your children who experienced or saw the discipline of the LORD your God: His greatness, strong hand, and outstretched arm;

American Standard Version
And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children that have not known, and that have not seen the chastisement of Jehovah your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his outstretched arm,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you shall know today that it was not for your children who did not know and did not see the course of LORD JEHOVAH your God and his greatness and his mighty hand and his exalted arm,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye shall know this day; for I speak not to your children, who know not and have not seen the discipline of the Lord thy God, and his wonderful works, and his strong hand, and his high arm,

Contemporary English Version
Remember, he corrected you and not your children. You are the ones who saw the LORD use his great power

Douay-Rheims Bible
Know this day the things that your children know not, who saw not the chastisements of the Lord your God. his great doings and strong hand, and stretched out arm,

English Revised Version
And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,

Good News Translation
Remember today what you have learned about the LORD through your experiences with him. It was you, not your children, who had these experiences. You saw the LORD's greatness, his power, his might,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Remember today the discipline you learned from the LORD your God. ( [I'm not talking] to your children. They didn't see or experience any of this.) You saw and experienced his great power-his mighty hand and powerful arm.

International Standard Version
Keep in mind today that I am not speaking to your children, who neither were aware of nor did they witness the discipline of the LORD your God, that is, his great and far-reaching power,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And know ye this day; for I speak not with your children that have not known, and that have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm,

Literal Standard Version
and you have known today—for it is not your sons who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of your God YHWH, His greatness, His strong hand, and His outstretched arm;

NET Bible
Bear in mind today that I am not speaking to your children who have not personally experienced the judgments of the LORD your God, which revealed his greatness, strength, and power.

New Heart English Bible
Know this day: for I do not speak with your children who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his outstretched arm,

World English Bible
Know this day: for I don't speak with your children who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of Yahweh your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his outstretched arm,

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have known to-day -- for it is not your sons who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of Jehovah your God, His greatness, His strong hand, and His stretched-out arm,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Obedience and Discipline
1You shall therefore love the LORD your God and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments. 2Know this day that it is not your children who have known and seen the discipline of the LORD your God: His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm; 3the signs and works He did in Egypt to Pharaoh king of Egypt and all his land;…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 3:24
"O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your greatness and power to Your servant. For what god in heaven or on earth can perform such works and mighty acts as Yours?

Deuteronomy 4:34
Or has any god tried to take as his own a nation out of another nation--by trials, signs, wonders, and war, by a strong hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors--as the LORD your God did for you in Egypt, before your eyes?

Psalm 136:12
with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. His loving devotion endures forever.

Isaiah 53:5
But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.


Treasury of Scripture

And know you this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,

Deuteronomy 8:19
And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

Deuteronomy 29:10
Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel,

Proverbs 22:19
That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

the chastisement

Deuteronomy 8:2-5
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no…

his greatness

Deuteronomy 5:24
And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth.

Deuteronomy 9:26
I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

his mighty

Deuteronomy 7:19
The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.









(2) And know ye.--Or, and ye know.

Not with your children which have not known.--It must be remembered that all those who were less than twenty years of age at the date of the Exodus would still be living, and the events of their youth must have left a strong impression on their memories. Every man of forty-five years of age would feel the force of this address.

The chastisement.--Whether of the Egyptians in wrath, or of Israel in love.

His mighty hand. . . .--Or, His hand in its strength, and His arm in its length. The position of the adjectives is emphatic.

Verse 2. - Knew ye; take note of, ponder, lay to heart. The words that follow, for... seen, are a parenthesis thrown in by the speaker to attract the attention especially of the older generation, who had witnessed the acts of the Lord. The words, the chastisement, etc., are to be connected with know ye, as the object of the knowing, And know ye this day the chastisement, etc. Which have not known, and which have not seen; supp. "what ye have known and seen." Your children; those born during the wandering in the wilderness. Chastisement; not punishment, but discipline, education, training (LXX., παιδεία), including both correction and instruction (cf. the use of the Hebrew word מוּסָר in Proverbs 1:2; Proverbs 5:12; Proverbs 6:23, etc.). His greatness...stretched out arm (cf. Deuteronomy 3:24; Deuteronomy 4:34).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Know
וִֽידַעְתֶּם֮ (wî·ḏa‘·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know

this day
הַיּוֹם֒ (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

that
כִּ֣י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

it is not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

your children
בְּנֵיכֶ֗ם (bə·nê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

who
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

have known
יָדְעוּ֙ (yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3045: To know

and
וַאֲשֶׁ֣ר (wa·’ă·šer)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

seen
רָא֔וּ (rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7200: To see

the discipline
מוּסַ֖ר (mū·sar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4148: Chastisement, reproof, warning, instruction, restraint

of the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God:
אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֑ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

His greatness,
גָּדְל֕וֹ (gā·ḏə·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1433: Magnitude

His mighty
הַחֲזָקָ֔ה (ha·ḥă·zā·qāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 2389: Strong, stout, mighty

hand,
יָדוֹ֙ (yā·ḏōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

and His outstretched
הַנְּטוּיָֽה׃ (han·nə·ṭū·yāh)
Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

arm;
וּזְרֹע֖וֹ (ū·zə·rō·‘ōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force


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