Deuteronomy 8:4
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New American Standard Bible
"Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.

King James Bible
Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy clothing grew not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

World English Bible
Your clothing didn't grow old on you, neither did your foot swell, these forty years.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thy raiment hath not worn out from off thee, and thy foot hath not swelled these forty years,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They had clothes, it would seem, in abundance (compare Exodus 12:34-35) at the beginning of the 40 years; and during those years they had many sheep and oxen, and so must have had much material for clothing always at command. No doubt also they carried on a traffic in these, as in other commodities, with the Moabites and the nomadic tribes of the desert. Such ordinary supplies must not be shut out of consideration, even if they were on occasions supplemented by extraordinary providences of God, as was undoubtedly the case with their food.

Deuteronomy 8:4 Parallel Commentaries

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National Wealth
(Fifth Sunday after Easter.) Deut. viii. 11-18. Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth
Charles Kingsley—The Gospel of the Pentateuch

Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago
Eighteen and a half centuries ago, and the land which now lies desolate--its bare, grey hills looking into ill-tilled or neglected valleys, its timber cut down, its olive- and vine-clad terraces crumbled into dust, its villages stricken with poverty and squalor, its thoroughfares insecure and deserted, its native population well-nigh gone, and with them its industry, wealth, and strength--presented a scene of beauty, richness, and busy life almost unsurpassed in the then known world. The Rabbis never
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Numbers 14:33
Your sons shall be shepherds for forty years in the wilderness, and they will suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your corpses lie in the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 29:5
"I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot.

Nehemiah 9:21
"Indeed, forty years You provided for them in the wilderness and they were not in want; Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell.

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