Deuteronomy 32:22
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English Standard Version
For a fire is kindled by my anger, and it burns to the depths of Sheol, devours the earth and its increase, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.

King James Bible
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

American Standard Version
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, And burneth unto the lowest Sheol, And devoureth the earth with its increase, And setteth on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fire is kindled in my wrath, and shall burn even to the lowest hell: and shall devour the earth with her increase, and shall burn the foundations of the mountains.

English Revised Version
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, And burneth unto the lowest pit, And devoureth the earth with her increase, And setteth on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Webster's Bible Translation
For a fire is kindled in my anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Deuteronomy 32:22 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"They excited His jealousy through strange (gods), they provoked Him by abominations. They sacrificed to devils, which (were) not-God; to gods whom they knew not, to new (ones) that had lately come up, whom your fathers feared not. The rock which begat thee thou forsookest, and hast forgotten the God that bare thee." These three verses are only a further expansion of Deuteronomy 32:15. Forsaking the rock of its salvation, Israel gave itself up to the service of worthless idols. The expression "excite to jealousy" is founded upon the figure of a marriage covenant, under which the relation of the Lord to Israel is represented (vid., Deuteronomy 31:16, and the com. on Exodus 34:15). "This jealousy rests upon the sacred and spiritual marriage tie, by which God had bound the people to Himself" (Calvin). "Strange gods," with which Israel committed adultery, as in Jeremiah 2:25; Jeremiah 3:13. The idols are called "abominations" because Jehovah abhorred them (Deuteronomy 7:25; Deuteronomy 27:15; cf. 2 Kings 23:13). שׁדים signifies demons in Syriac, as it has been rendered by the lxx and Vulgate here; lit., lords, like Baalim. It is also used in Psalm 106:37. - "Not-God," a composite noun, in apposition to Shedim (devils), like the other expressions which follow: "gods whom they knew not," i.e., who had not made themselves known to them as gods by any benefit or blessing (vid., Deuteronomy 11:28); "new (ones), who had come from near," i.e., had but lately risen up and been adopted by the Israelites. "Near," not in a local but in a temporal sense, in contrast to Jehovah, who had manifested and attested Himself as God from of old (Deuteronomy 32:7). שׂער, to shudder, construed here with an accusative, to experience a holy shuddering before a person, to revere with holy awe. - In Deuteronomy 32:18 Moses returns to the thought of Deuteronomy 32:15, for the purpose of expressing it emphatically once more, and paving the way for a transition to the description of the acts of the Lord towards His rebellious nation. To bring out still more prominently the base ingratitude of the people, he represents the creation of Israel by Jehovah, the rock of its salvation, under the figure of generation and birth, in which the paternal and maternal love of the Lord to His people had manifested itself. חולל, to twist round, then applied to the pains of childbirth. The ἁπ. λεγ. תּשׁי is to be traced to שׁיה, and is a pausal form like יחי in Deuteronomy 4:33. שׁיה equals שׁהה, to forget, to neglect.

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For a fire

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man...

Numbers 16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

Psalm 21:9 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath...

Psalm 83:14 As the fire burns a wood, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire;

Psalm 97:3 A fire goes before him, and burns up his enemies round about.

Isaiah 66:15,16 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury...

Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem...

Jeremiah 15:14 And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land which you know not: for a fire is kindled in my anger...

Jeremiah 17:4 And you, even yourself, shall discontinue from your heritage that I gave you...

Lamentations 2:3 He has cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he has drawn back his right hand from before the enemy...

Lamentations 4:11 The LORD has accomplished his fury; he has poured out his fierce anger, and has kindled a fire in Zion...

Ezekiel 36:5 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen...

Nahum 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire...

Malachi 4:1,2 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes, and all that do wickedly...

Mark 9:43-48 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell...

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

shall burn. or, hath burned
lowest

Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yes, for the king it is prepared; he has made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood...

Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait you on me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations...

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...

Matthew 18:9 And if your eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye...

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?

shall consume. or, hath consumed

Isaiah 24:6,19,20 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned...

foundations

Job 9:5,6 Which removes the mountains, and they know not: which overturns them in his anger...

Psalm 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea;

Psalm 144:5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you...

Micah 1:4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire...

Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yes, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw you, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice...

Cross References
Leviticus 26:20
And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Numbers 16:33
So they and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol, and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.

Psalm 18:7
Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.

Psalm 18:8
Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.

Psalm 83:14
As fire consumes the forest, as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,

Jeremiah 15:14
I will make you serve your enemies in a land that you do not know, for in my anger a fire is kindled that shall burn forever."

Lamentations 4:11
The LORD gave full vent to his wrath; he poured out his hot anger, and he kindled a fire in Zion that consumed its foundations.

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