New International Version
About Levi he said: "Your Thummim and Urim belong to your faithful servant. You tested him at Massah; you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
King James Bible
And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
Darby Bible Translation
And of Levi he said, Thy Thummim and thy Urim are for thy godly one, Whom thou didst prove at Massah, With whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
World English Bible
Of Levi he said, "Your Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one, whom you proved at Massah, with whom you strove at the waters of Meribah;
Young's Literal Translation
And of Levi he said: -- Thy Thummim and thy Urim are for thy pious one, Whom Thou hast tried in Massah, Thou dost strive with Him at the waters of Meribah;
Deuteronomy 33:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Of Levi he said - Concerning the Urim and Thummim, see Exodus 28:30 (note).
Thy holy one - Aaron primarily, who was anointed the high priest of God, and whose office was the most holy that man could be invested with.
Therefore Aaron was called God's holy one, and the more especially so as he was the type of the Most Holy and blessed Jesus, from whom the Urim - all light and wisdom, and Thummim - all excellence, completion, and perfection, are derived.
Whom thou didst prove, etc. - God contended with Aaron as well as with Moses at the waters of Meribah, and excluded him from the promised land because he did not sanctify the Lord before the people.
From the words of St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 10:8-12, it is evident that these words, at least in a secondary sense, belong to Christ. He is the Holy One who was tempted by them at Massah, who suffered their manners in the wilderness, who slew 23,000 of the most incorrigible transgressors, and who brought them into the promised land by his deputy, Joshua, whose name and that of Jesus have the same signification.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryIsrael the Beloved
'The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between His shoulders.'--DEUT. xxxiii. 12. Benjamin was his father's favourite child, and the imagery of this promise is throughout drawn from the relations between such a child and its father. So far as the future history of the tribes is shadowed in these 'blessings' of this great ode, the reference of the text may be to the tribe of Benjamin, as specially distinguished by Saul …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Shoes of Iron, and Strength Sufficient: a New Year's Promise
On Deut. xxxiii. Ii
The Best Things Work for Good to the Godly
And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the LORD saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?"
Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron's heart whenever he enters the presence of the LORD. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the LORD.
He placed the breastpiece on him and put the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece.
These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he was proved holy among them.
"Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah.
Do not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah.
The governor, therefore, ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there should be a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.
Jump to PreviousAngry Belong Contended Holy Levi Massah Meribah Mer'ibah Pious Prove Proved Strive Strove Test Tested Thummim Tried Urim Waters
Jump to NextAngry Belong Contended Holy Levi Massah Meribah Mer'ibah Pious Prove Proved Strive Strove Test Tested Thummim Tried Urim Waters
LinksDeuteronomy 33:8 NIV
Deuteronomy 33:8 NLT
Deuteronomy 33:8 ESV
Deuteronomy 33:8 NASB
Deuteronomy 33:8 KJV
Deuteronomy 33:8 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 33:8 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 33:8 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 33:8 French Bible
Deuteronomy 33:8 German Bible
Deuteronomy 33:8 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.