Deuteronomy 33:29
New International Version
Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights."

New Living Translation
How blessed you are, O Israel! Who else is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your protecting shield and your triumphant sword! Your enemies will cringe before you, and you will stomp on their backs!"

English Standard Version
Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread upon their backs.”

Berean Study Bible
Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is the shield that protects you, the sword in which you boast. Your enemies will cower before you, and you shall trample their high places.”

New American Standard Bible
"Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you, And you will tread upon their high places."

King James Bible
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Christian Standard Bible
How happy you are, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is the shield that protects you, the sword you boast in. Your enemies will cringe before you, and you will tread on their backs.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has rescued you and given you more blessings than any other nation. He protects you like a shield and is your majestic sword. Your enemies will bow in fear, and you will trample on their backs.

Good News Translation
Israel, how happy you are! There is no one like you, a nation saved by the LORD. The LORD himself is your shield and your sword, to defend you and give you victory. Your enemies will come begging for mercy, and you will trample them down.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How happy you are, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is the shield that protects you, the sword you boast in. Your enemies will cringe before you, and you will tread on their backs.

International Standard Version
How blessed are you, Israel! Who can be like you, a people delivered by the LORD, your shield of help and your finely crafted sword. May your enemies cower before you. You will tread down their high places."

NET Bible
You have joy, Israel! Who is like you? You are a people delivered by the LORD, your protective shield and your exalted sword. May your enemies cringe before you; may you trample on their backs.

New Heart English Bible
You are happy, Israel. Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, the sword of your excellency. Your enemies shall submit themselves to you. You shall tread on their high places."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are blessed, Israel! Who is like you, a nation saved by the LORD? He is a shield that helps you and a sword that wins your victories. Your enemies will come crawling to you, and you will stomp on their backs."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy art thou, O Israel, who is like unto thee? A people saved by the LORD, The shield of thy help, And that is the sword of thy excellency! And thine enemies shall dwindle away before thee; And thou shalt tread upon their high places.

New American Standard 1977
“Blessed are you, O Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help, And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies shall cringe before you, And you shall tread upon their high places.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed art thou, O Israel, who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help and the sword of thy excellency? Thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee, and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

King James 2000 Bible
Happy are you, O Israel: who is like unto you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and who is the sword of your excellency! and your enemies shall submit unto you; and you shall tread upon their high places.

American King James Version
Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and who is the sword of your excellency! and your enemies shall be found liars to you; and you shall tread on their high places.

American Standard Version
Happy art thou, O Israel: Who is like unto thee, a people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And the sword of thy excellency! And thine enemies shall submit themselves unto thee; And thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed art thou, O Israel; who is like to thee, O people saved by the Lord? thy helper shall hold his shield over thee, and his sword is thy boast; and thine enemies shall speak falsely to thee, and thou shalt tread upon their neck.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are thou, Israel: who is like to thee, O people, that art saved by the Lord? the shield of thy help, and the sword of thy glory: thy enemies shall deny thee, and thou shalt tread upon their necks.

Darby Bible Translation
Happy art thou, Israel! Who is like unto thee, a people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And the sword of thine excellency? And thine enemies shall come cringing to thee; And thou shalt tread upon their high places.

English Revised Version
Happy art thou, O Israel: Who is like unto thee, a people saved by the LORD, The shield of thy help, And that is the sword of thy excellency! And thine enemies shall submit themselves unto thee; And thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Webster's Bible Translation
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like to thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellence! and thy enemies shall be found liars to thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

World English Bible
You are happy, Israel. Who is like you, a people saved by Yahweh, the shield of your help, the sword of your excellency! Your enemies shall submit themselves to you. You shall tread on their high places."

Young's Literal Translation
O thy happiness, O Israel! who is like thee? A people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And He who is the sword of thine excellency: And thine enemies are subdued for thee, And thou on their high places dost tread.'
Study Bible
Moses Blesses the Twelve Tribes
28So Israel dwells securely; the fountain of Jacob lives untroubled in a land of grain and new wine, where even the heavens drip with dew. 29Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is the shield that protects you, the sword in which you boast. Your enemies will cower before you, and you shall trample their high places.”
Cross References
Genesis 15:1
After these events, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."

Numbers 33:52
you must drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you, destroy all their carved images and cast idols, and demolish all their high places.

Deuteronomy 4:32
Indeed, ask now from one end of the heavens to the other about the days that long preceded you, from the day that God created man on earth: Has anything as great as this ever happened or been reported?

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?

2 Samuel 7:23
And who is like Your people Israel--the one nation on earth whom God went out to redeem as a people for Himself, to make a name for Himself, and to perform for them great and awesome wonders by driving out nations and their gods from before Your people, whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt?

2 Samuel 22:3
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation. My stronghold, my refuge, and my Savior, You save me from violence.

2 Chronicles 31:8
When Hezekiah and his officials came and viewed the heaps, they blessed the LORD and His people Israel.

Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 32:1
Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered!

Psalm 32:2
Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him, in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Psalm 33:20
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.

Psalm 66:3
Say to God, "How awesome are Your deeds! So great is Your power that Your enemies cower before You.

Psalm 68:34
Ascribe the power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose strength is in the skies.

Psalm 115:9
O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and shield.

Isaiah 58:14
then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the land and feed you with the heritage of your father Jacob." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Hosea 13:9
It is your destruction, O Israel, because you are against Me, your helper.

Amos 8:7
The LORD has sworn by the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget any of their deeds.

Habakkuk 3:19
GOD the Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like those of a deer; He makes me walk upon the heights! For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments.

Treasury of Scripture

Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and who is the sword of your excellency! and your enemies shall be found liars to you; and you shall tread on their high places.

Happy

Deuteronomy 4:7,8
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? …

Numbers 23:20-24
Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it…

Numbers 24:5
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!

saved

Isaiah 12:2
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Isaiah 45:17
But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

1 Timothy 4:10
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

the shield

Genesis 15:1
After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 115:9-11
O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield…

the sword

Judges 7:20
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

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

Psalm 45:3
Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

found liars.

2 Samuel 22:45
Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.

Psalm 18:44
As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

Psalm 18:44
As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.







Lexicon
Blessed [are] you,
אַשְׁרֶ֨יךָ (’aš·re·ḵā)
Interjection | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

O Israel!
יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

Who
מִ֣י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

is like you,
כָמ֗וֹךָ (ḵā·mō·w·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3644: Like, as, when

a people
עַ֚ם (‘am)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

saved
נוֹשַׁ֣ע (nō·wō·ša‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

by the LORD?
בַּֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

He is the shield
מָגֵ֣ן (mā·ḡên)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile

that protects you,
עֶזְרֶ֔ךָ (‘ez·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5828: A help, helper

the sword
חֶ֖רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

in which you boast.
גַּאֲוָתֶ֑ךָ (ga·’ă·wā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1346: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

Your enemies
אֹיְבֶ֙יךָ֙ (’ō·yə·ḇe·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

will cower before you,
וְיִכָּֽחֲשׁ֤וּ (wə·yik·kā·ḥă·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3584: To disappoint, deceive, fail, grow lean

and you
וְאַתָּ֖ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

shall trample
תִדְרֹֽךְ׃ (ṯiḏ·rōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1869: To tread, to walk, to string a, bow

their high places.”
בָּמוֹתֵ֥ימוֹ (bā·mō·w·ṯê·mōw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1116: An elevation
(29) Thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee.--See Psalm 66:3 : "Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves (i.e., lie) unto thee." The idea is, that the enemies of the conqueror will hasten to throw themselves at his feet, protesting that they were always his friends. (Compare Shimei's repentance on the occasion of David's return to Jerusalem, 2Samuel 19:18.)

Verse 29. - "This concluding verse comprehends the whole blessing. Israel is to be congratulated and praised because, through the true God, it has unparalleled protection, salvation, and triumph" (Herxheimer). Thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; literally, shall feign unto thee; i.e. shall pretend to be thy friends, in order to obtain favor with thee. The verb conveys the idea of fawning upon a person with a feigned humility and submissiveness (cf. Psalm 18:44; Psalm 66:2; Psalm 81:15). Thou shalt tread upon their high places; i.e. shalt wholly subdue them and triumph over them (cf. Deuteronomy 32:13); "crees eorum in montibus positas, loca eorum inaccessa victor calcabis, its potieris; qua ipsa phrasi Amos 4:13, Micah 1:3, superbe incedens victor describitur" (Rosenmüller).



33:26-29 None had such a God as Israel. There is no people like the Israel of God. What is here said of the church of Israel is to be applied to the spiritual church. Never were people so well seated and sheltered. Those who make God their habitation, shall have all the comforts and benefits of a habitation in him, Ps 91:1. Never were people so well supported and borne up. How low soever the people of God are at any time brought, everlasting arms are underneath them, to keep the spirit from sinking, from fainting, and their faith from failing. Divine grace is sufficient for them, 2Co 12:9. Never were people so well commanded. Thus believers are more than conquerors over their spiritual enemies, through Christ that loved them. Never were people so well secured and protected. Israel shall dwell in safety alone. All who keep close to God, shall be kept safe by him. Never were people so well provided for. Every true Israelite looks with faith to the better country, the heavenly Canaan, which is filled with better things than corn and wine. Never were people so well helped. If in danger of any harm, or in want of any good, they had an eternal God to go to. Nothing could hurt those whom God helped, nor was it possible the people should perish who were saved by the Lord. Never were people so well armed. Those in whose hearts is the excellency of holiness, are defended by the whole armour of God, Eph 6. Never were people so well assured of victory over their enemies. Thus shall the God of peace tread Satan under the feet of all believers, and shall do it shortly, Ro 16:20. May God help us to seek and to set our affections on the things above; and to turn our souls from earthly perishing objects; that we may not have our lot with Israel's foes in the regions of darkness and despair, but with the Israel of God, in the realms of love and eternal happiness.
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