Deuteronomy 32:41
New International Version
when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.

New Living Translation
when I sharpen my flashing sword and begin to carry out justice, I will take revenge on my enemies and repay those who reject me.

English Standard Version
if I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and will repay those who hate me.

Berean Study Bible
when I sharpen My flashing sword, and My hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on My adversaries and repay those who hate Me.

New American Standard Bible
If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.

King James Bible
If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Christian Standard Bible
when I sharpen my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold of judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.

Contemporary English Version
I will take revenge on my hateful enemies. I will sharpen my sword and let it flash like lightning.

Good News Translation
that I will sharpen my flashing sword and see that justice is done. I will take revenge on my enemies and punish those who hate me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when I sharpen My flashing sword, and My hand takes hold of judgment, I will take vengeance on My adversaries and repay those who hate Me.

International Standard Version
I'll whet my shining sword, with my hands in firm grasp of judgment. I'll show vengeance on my adversary and repay those who keep on hating me.

NET Bible
I will sharpen my lightning-like sword, and my hand will grasp hold of the weapon of judgment; I will execute vengeance on my foes, and repay those who hate me!

New Heart English Bible
if I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will sharpen my flashing sword and take justice into my own hands. Then I will take revenge on my enemies and pay back those who hate me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I whet My glittering sword, And My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to Mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate Me.

New American Standard 1977
If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
if I whet the resplendence of my sword and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to my enemies and will recompense those that hate me.

King James 2000 Bible
If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

American King James Version
If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

American Standard Version
If I whet my glittering sword, And my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I will sharpen my sword like lightning, and my hand shall take hold of judgment; and I will render judgment to my enemies, and will recompense them that hate me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I shall whet my sword as the lightning, and my hand take hold on judgment: I will render vengeance to my enemies, and repay them that hate me.

Darby Bible Translation
If I have sharpened my gleaming sword, And my hand take hold of judgment, I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.

English Revised Version
If I whet my glittering sword, And mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me.

Webster's Bible Translation
If I shall whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

World English Bible
if I whet my glittering sword, My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my adversaries, and will recompense those who hate me.

Young's Literal Translation
If I have sharpened the brightness of My sword, And My hand doth lay hold on judgment, I turn back vengeance to Mine adversaries, And to those hating Me -- I repay!
Study Bible
The Song of Moses
40For I lift up My hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever, 41when I sharpen My flashing sword, and My hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on My adversaries and repay those who hate Me. 42I will make My arrows drunk with blood, while My sword devours flesh—the blood of the slain and captives, the heads of the enemy leaders.…
Cross References
Numbers 10:35
Whenever the ark set out, Moses would say, "Rise up, O LORD! May Your enemies be scattered; may those who hate You flee before You."

Psalm 7:12
If one does not repent, God will sharpen His sword; He has bent and strung His bow.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all His saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but fully repays the arrogant.

Isaiah 34:5
When My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens, then it will come down upon Edom, on the people I have set apart for destruction.

Isaiah 34:6
The sword of the LORD is bathed in blood. It drips with fat--with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

Jeremiah 44:26
Nevertheless, hear the word of the LORD, all you Jews living in Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great name, says the LORD, that My name will never again be invoked by anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As surely as the Lord GOD lives."

Jeremiah 50:28
Listen to the fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon, declaring in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance for His temple.

Ezekiel 21:9
"Son of man, prophesy and tell them that this is what the Lord says: 'A sword, A sword, sharpened and polished--

Nahum 1:2
The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and full of wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on His foes and reserves wrath for His enemies.

Treasury of Scripture

If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

whet

Psalm 7:12
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

Isaiah 27:1
In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Isaiah 34:5,6
For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment…

I will

Deuteronomy 32:35
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Isaiah 1:24
Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

Isaiah 59:18
According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.

them that hate

Deuteronomy 5:9
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

Exodus 20:5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Romans 1:30
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,







Lexicon
when
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I sharpen
שַׁנּוֹתִי֙ (šan·nō·w·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8150: To point, to pierce, to inculcate

My flashing
בְּרַ֣ק (bə·raq)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1300: Lightning, a gleam, a flashing sword

sword,
חַרְבִּ֔י (ḥar·bî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

and My hand
יָדִ֑י (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

grasps it
וְתֹאחֵ֥ז (wə·ṯō·ḥêz)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 270: To grasp, take hold, take possession

in judgment,
בְּמִשְׁפָּ֖ט (bə·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

I will take
אָשִׁ֤יב (’ā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

vengeance
נָקָם֙ (nā·qām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5359: Vengeance

on My adversaries
לְצָרָ֔י (lə·ṣā·rāy)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

and repay
אֲשַׁלֵּֽם׃ (’ă·šal·lêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

those who hate Me.
וְלִמְשַׂנְאַ֖י (wə·lim·śan·’ay)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate
32:39-43 This conclusion of the song speaks, 1. Glory to God. No escape can be made from his power. 2. It speaks terror to his enemies. Terror indeed to those who hate him. The wrath of God is here revealed from heaven against them. 3. It speaks comfort to his own people. The song concludes with words of joy. Whatever judgments are brought upon sinners, it shall go well with the people of God.
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