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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Deuteronomy 33

1:1 plain, (e-21) The Arabah . so ver. 7; chs. 2.8; 3.17; 4.49; 11.30; Joshua 3:16 ; Joshua 18:18 ; Zechariah 14:10 .

Verse 1

33:1 children (c-14) Or 'sons.' (d-0) Ch. 33.2-29 is considered to be poetical in Hebrew. man (e-9) Heb. Ish .

Verse 2

33:2 sanctuary; (f-29) Or 'holy myriads.' them. (g-41) Others, 'fire to guide them.'

Verse 3

33:3 peoples, (h-5) The tribes; so in ver. 19.

Verse 6

33:6 few. (i-12) Lit. 'of number.' i.e. that can be counted [easily]. see ch. 4.27.

Verse 8

33:8 Thummim (a-7) Perfection, or Perfections. Urim (b-10) Light, or Lights. see Nehemiah 7:65 . one, (c-15) 'The man of thy goodness' or 'grace;' Heb. Chasid . see also Note, 2 Chronicles 6:42 .

Verse 9

33:9 word, (d-31) Imrah . see Note, Psalms 119:11 .

Verse 10

33:10 ordinances, (e-6) Or 'judgments,' the Hebrew word ( Mishpat ) having the two senses. see ver. 21 and ch. 17.9.

Verse 11

33:11 substance! (f-4) Or 'force.'

Verse 14

33:14 months, (g-18) Or 'moons.'

Verse 15

33:15 things (h-5) Lit. 'head.'

Verse 16

33:16 from (i-42) Or 'select amongst;' Heb. 'Nazarite.' See Genesis 49:26 .

Verse 21

33:21 with (a-21) Or 'to.' Israel. (b-38) Others read 'he hath practised the righteousness of Jehovah, and his judgements toward Israel.' reserved (k-12) Or 'hidden,' Moses being buried in the territory of Gad.

Verse 23

33:23 south. (c-23) Or 'the sea and Darom.'

Verse 24

33:24 sons; (d-11) Or 'more than sons.' to (e-16) Others read 'favoured among.'

Verse 25

33:25 rest (f-10) Some read 'thine old age.'

Verse 29

33:29 cringing (g-31) i.e. 'render forced or feigned obedience.'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 33". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/deuteronomy-33.html. 1857-67.