Deuteronomy 33:3
New International Version
Surely it is you who love the people; all the holy ones are in your hand. At your feet they all bow down, and from you receive instruction,

New Living Translation
Indeed, he loves his people; all his holy ones are in his hands. They follow in his steps and accept his teaching.

English Standard Version
Yes, he loved his people, all his holy ones were in his hand; so they followed in your steps, receiving direction from you,

Berean Study Bible
Surely You love the people; all the holy ones are in Your hand, and they sit down at Your feet; each receives Your words—

King James Bible
Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

New King James Version
Yes, He loves the people; All His saints are in Your hand; They sit down at Your feet; Everyone receives Your words.

New American Standard Bible
“Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone takes of Your words.

NASB 1995
"Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.

NASB 1977
“Indeed, He loves the people; All Thy holy ones are in Thy hand, And they followed in Thy steps; Everyone receives of Thy words.

Amplified Bible
“Indeed, He loves His people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand. They followed in Your steps; They accept and receive direction from You.

Christian Standard Bible
Indeed he loves the people. All your holy ones are in your hand, and they assemble at your feet. Each receives your words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed He loves the people. All Your holy ones are in Your hand, and they assemble at Your feet. Each receives Your words.

American Standard Version
Yea, he loveth the people; All his saints are in thy hand: And they sat down at thy feet; Every one'shall receive of thy words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He gave to them also, He made them love the Gentiles and he blessed all His Holy Ones and they followed your feet and were receiving from your word.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he spared his people, and all his sanctified ones are under thy hands; and they are under thee; and he received of his words

Contemporary English Version
The LORD loves the tribes of Israel, and he protects his people. They listen to his words and worship at his feet. *

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath loved the people, all the saints are in his hand: and they that approach to his feet, shall receive of his doctrine.

English Revised Version
Yea, he loveth the peoples; All his saints are in thy hand: And they sat down at thy feet; Every one shall receive of thy words.

Good News Translation
The LORD loves his people and protects those who belong to him. So we bow at his feet and obey his commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You certainly love your people. All your holy ones are in your hands. They bow at your feet to receive your instructions.

International Standard Version
Indeed, lover of people, all of his holy ones are in your control. They gather at your feet to do as you have instructed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, He loveth the peoples, All His holy ones--they are in Thy hand; And they sit down at Thy feet, Receiving of Thy words.

Literal Standard Version
Indeed, He [is] loving the peoples; All His holy ones [are] in Your hand, "" And they sat down at Your foot, "" [Each] lifts up Your words.

NET Bible
Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, he loves the people. All his holy ones are in your hand. They sat down at your feet; each receives your words.

World English Bible
Yes, he loves the people. All his saints are in your hand. They sat down at your feet; [Everyone] shall receive of your words.

Young's Literal Translation
Also He is loving the peoples; All His holy ones are in thy hand, And they -- they sat down at thy foot, Each He lifteth up at thy words.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses Blesses the Twelve Tribes
2He said: “The LORD came from Sinai and dawned upon us from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran and came with myriads of holy ones, with flaming fire at His right hand. 3Surely You love the people; all the holy ones are in Your hand, and they sit down at Your feet; each receives Your words— 4the law that Moses gave us, the possession of the assembly of Jacob.…

Cross References
Matthew 23:2
"The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.

Luke 10:39
She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to His message.

Deuteronomy 4:37
Because He loved your fathers, He chose their descendants after them and brought you out of Egypt by His presence and great power,

Deuteronomy 6:1
These are the commandments and statutes and ordinances that the LORD your God has instructed me to teach you to follow in the land that you are about to enter and possess,

Deuteronomy 7:6
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His prized possession out of all peoples on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 14:2
for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD has chosen you to be a people for His prized possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

Psalm 147:19
He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and judgments to Israel.

Ecclesiastes 9:1
So I took all this to heart and concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their deeds, are in God's hands. Man does not know what lies ahead, whether love or hate.

Malachi 1:2
"I have loved you," says the LORD. But you ask, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD. "Yet Jacob I have loved,


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they sat down at your feet; every one shall receive of your words.

he loved

Deuteronomy 7:7,8
The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: …

Exodus 19:5,6
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: …

Psalm 47:4
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

all his saints

Deuteronomy 7:6
For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

1 Samuel 2:9
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Psalm 31:15
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

they sat

Luke 2:46
And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

Luke 8:35
Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

Luke 10:39
And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

shall receive

Proverbs 2:1
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

1 Thessalonians 1:6
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:









(3) Yea, he loved.--The connection appears to be this--

"From His right hand went a fire, a law for them (Israel).

Loving the peoples also;

(i.e., all who should hereafter become His people)

All His saints are in Thy hand:

(the hand of Him who spake on Sinai, and now "speaketh from heaven")

And they are seated at Thy feet;

(the feet of the same heavenly Prophet. Comp. Matthew 5:1-2)

Every one shall receive of Thy words."

Or, possibly, He, that prophet, will take of thy (i.e., of Moses') words, We know he did so.

Verse 3. - Yea, he loved the people. The proper rendering is, he loveth peoples (עַמִּים). This is generally understood of the tribes of Israel; but some would understand it of nations in general, on the ground that such is the proper meaning of the word, as in Deuteronomy 32:8 and other places. A reference to nations at large, however, would seem incongruous here; and the use of the word in relation to Israel in such passages as Genesis 28:3; Judges 5:14; Isaiah 3:13; Hoe. 10:14; Zechariah 11:10, justifies the taking it so here. All his saints are in thy hand. The people of Israel are here called God's saints, or holy ones, because they were chosen by and consecrated to him. It is not probable, as some suggest, that the angels are here intended. The change from the third person to the second is not uncommon in Hebrew poetry (cf. Deuteronomy 32:15; Psalm 49:14, etc.). They sat down at thy feet. The verb rendered "sat down" here (תֻּכּוּ) is found only in this passage, and is of uncertain meaning. Kimchi explains it as "they united or assembled together to follow thy steps;" Knobel makes it "they wandered at thy feet," and understands it of Israel's following the lead of Jehovah in the wilderness, when the ark of the covenant preceded them in their march; Gesenius and Furst, "they lie down at thy feet." This last is accepted by Keil, and seems to have most in its favor. Every one shall receive of thy words. Some render here, they rise up at thy words; but though the verb נָשַׂא is sometimes used intransitively, it is properly an active verb, and there seems no reason why it should not be so regarded here: every one receives [the singular, יִשַּׂא, used distributively] thy words.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
אַ֚ף (’ap̄)
Conjunction
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

You love
חֹבֵ֣ב (ḥō·ḇêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2245: To hide, to cherish

the people;
עַמִּ֔ים (‘am·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the holy ones [are]
קְדֹשָׁ֖יו (qə·ḏō·šāw)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

in Your hand,
בְּיָדֶ֑ךָ (bə·yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

and they
וְהֵם֙ (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

sit down
תֻּכּ֣וּ (tuk·kū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8497: Perhaps to follow

at Your feet;
לְרַגְלֶ֔ךָ (lə·raḡ·le·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

each receives
יִשָּׂ֖א (yiś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

Your words—
מִדַּבְּרֹתֶֽיךָ׃ (mid·dab·bə·rō·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1703: A word


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