Deuteronomy 11:21
New International Version
so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

New Living Translation
so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors.

English Standard Version
that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

Berean Study Bible
so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to give your fathers.

King James Bible
That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

New King James Version
that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.

New American Standard Bible
so that your days and the days of your sons may be increased on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

NASB 1995
so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.

NASB 1977
so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.

Amplified Bible
so that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be many in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be many in the land the LORD swore to give your fathers.

American Standard Version
that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Jehovah sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That your days will multiply and the days of your children in the land that LORD JEHOVAH your God swore to your parents to give them, as the days of Heaven on Earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that your days may be long, and the days of your children, upon the land which the Lord sware to your fathers to give to them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Then you and your descendants will live a long time in the land that the LORD promised your ancestors. Your families will live there as long as the sky is above the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thy days may be multiplied, and the days of thy children in the land which the Lord swore to thy fathers, that he would give them as long as the heaven hangeth over the earth.

English Revised Version
that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, upon the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.

Good News Translation
Then you and your children will live a long time in the land that the LORD your God promised to give to your ancestors. You will live there as long as there is a sky above the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then you and your children will live for a long time in this land that the LORD swore to give to your ancestors-as long as there's a sky above the earth.

International Standard Version
so that you and your children may live long on the land that the LORD promised to give your ancestors—as long as the sky remains above the earth."

JPS Tanakh 1917
that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, upon the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.

Literal Standard Version
so that your days are multiplied, and the days of your sons, on the ground which YHWH has sworn to your fathers to give to them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.

NET Bible
so that your days and those of your descendants may be extended in the land which the LORD promised to give to your ancestors, like the days of heaven itself.

New Heart English Bible
that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.

World English Bible
that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
so that your days are multiplied, and the days of your sons, on the ground which Jehovah hath sworn to your fathers to give to them, as the days of the heavens on the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Remember God's Words
20Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates, 21so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to give your fathers. 22For if you carefully keep all these commandments I am giving you to follow—to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him—…

Cross References
Psalm 72:5
May they fear him as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains, through all generations.

Psalm 89:29
I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.

Proverbs 3:2
for they will add length to your days, years and peace to your life.

Proverbs 4:10
Listen, my son, and receive my words, and the years of your life will be many.

Proverbs 9:11
For through wisdom your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.


Treasury of Scripture

That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven on the earth.

your days

Deuteronomy 4:40
Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

Deuteronomy 5:16
Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 6:2
That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

as the days

Psalm 72:5
They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

Psalm 89:28,29
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him…

Isaiah 65:20
There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.









(21) In the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them.--"It is not written here 'to give you,' but 'to give them.' Hence we find the resurrection of the dead taught in the Law." If this were the remark of a Christian commentator, it would be thought fanciful; but it is only the comment of a Jew. And the Jewish belief in the literal fulfilment of these promises to Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, simply on the ground of God's word, is an unquestionable fact, whatever may be thought of it. Comp. Acts 7:5, which is singularly pointed. God "gave him (Abraham) none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on; yet He promised that He would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him," besides.

Verse 21. - (Cf. Deuteronomy 4:40; Deuteronomy 6:2.) As the days of heaven upon the earth; as long as the heavens continue stretched over the earth, i.e. to the end of time, forever (cf. Job 14:12; Psalm 89:29; Genesis 8:22).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
so that
לְמַ֨עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

as long as
כִּימֵ֥י (kî·mê)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

the heavens
הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

are above
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth,
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

your days
יְמֵיכֶם֙ (yə·mê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

[and those]
וִימֵ֣י (wî·mê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of your children
בְנֵיכֶ֔ם (ḇə·nê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

may be multiplied
יִרְבּ֤וּ (yir·bū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

in
עַ֚ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the land
הָֽאֲדָמָ֔ה (hā·’ă·ḏā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 127: Ground, land

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

swore
נִשְׁבַּ֧ע (niš·ba‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

to give
לָתֵ֣ת (lā·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

your fathers.
לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶ֖ם (la·’ă·ḇō·ṯê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father


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