Deuteronomy 32:40
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English Standard Version
For I lift up my hand to heaven and swear, As I live forever,

King James Bible
For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

American Standard Version
For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live for ever,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will lift up my hand to heaven, and I will say: I live for ever.

English Revised Version
For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live for ever,

Webster's Bible Translation
For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Is not this hidden with Me, sealed up in My treasuries?" The allusion in this verse has been disputed; many refer it to what goes before, others to what follows after. There is some truth in both. The verse forms the transition, closing what precedes, and introducing what follows. The assertion that the figure of preserving in the treasuries precludes the supposition that "this" refers to what follows, cannot be sustained. For although in Hosea 13:12, and Job 14:17, the binding and sealing of sins in a bundle are spoken of, yet it is very evident from Psalm 139:16; Malachi 3:16, and Daniel 7:10, that not only the evil doings of men, but their days generally, i.e., not only their deeds, but the things which happen to them, are written in a book before God. O. v. Gerlach has explained it correctly: "All these things have been decreed long ago; their coming is infallibly certain." "This" includes not only the sins of the nation, but also the judgments of God. The apostasy of Israel, as well as the consequent punishment, is laid up with God - sealed up in His treasuries - and therefore they have not yet actually occurred: an evident proof that we have prophecy before us, and not the description of an apostasy that had already taken place, and of the punishment inflicted in consequence. The ἁπ. λεγ. כּמס in this connection signifies to lay up, preserve, conceal, although the etymology is disputed. The figure in the second hemistich is not taken from secret archives, but from treasuries or stores, in which whatever was to be preserved was to be laid up, to be taken out in due time.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

Exodus 6:8 And I will bring you in to the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob...

Numbers 14:28-30 Say to them, As truly as I live, said the LORD, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you...

Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him...

Hebrews 6:17,18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath...

Revelation 10:5,6 And the angel which I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted up his hand to heaven...

Cross References
Revelation 4:9
And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 4:10
the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

Revelation 10:5
And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven

Genesis 21:33
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

Numbers 14:21
But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD,

Psalm 144:8
whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Psalm 144:11
Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

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