Deuteronomy 10:22
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English Standard Version
Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.

King James Bible
Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

American Standard Version
Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now Jehovah thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In seventy souls thy fathers went down into Egypt: and behold now the Lord thy God hath multiplied thee as the stars of heaven.

English Revised Version
Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Deuteronomy 10:22 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Above all, therefore, they were to circumcise the foreskin of their hearts, i.e., to lay aside all insensibility of heart to impressions from the love of God (cf. Leviticus 26:41; and on the spiritual signification of circumcision, see Genesis 17:15-21), and not stiffen their necks any more, i.e., not persist in their obstinacy, or obstinate resistance to God (cf. Deuteronomy 9:6, Deuteronomy 9:13). Without circumcision of heart, true fear of God and true love of God are both impossible. As a reason for this admonition, Moses adduces in Deuteronomy 10:17. the nature and acts of God. Jehovah as the absolute God and Lord is mighty and terrible towards all, without respect of person, and at the same time a just Judge and loving Protector of the helpless and oppressed. From this it follows that the true God will not tolerate haughtiness and stiffness of neck either towards Himself or towards other men, but will punish it without reserve. To set forth emphatically the infinite greatness and might of God, Moses describes Jehovah the God of Israel as the "God of gods," i.e., the supreme God, the essence of all that is divine, of all divine power and might (cf. Psalm 136:2), - and as the "Lord of lords," i.e., the supreme, unrestricted Ruler ("the only Potentate," 1 Timothy 6:15), above all powers in heaven and on earth, "a great King above all gods" (Psalm 95:3). Compare Revelation 17:14 and Revelation 19:16, where these predicates are transferred to the exalted Son of God, as the Judge and Conqueror of all dominions and powers that are hostile to God. The predicates which follow describe the unfolding of the omnipotence of God in the government of the world, in which Jehovah manifests Himself as the great, mighty, and terrible God (Psalm 89:8), who does not regard the person (cf. Leviticus 19:15), or accept presents (cf. Deuteronomy 16:19), like a human judge.

Deuteronomy 10:22 Parallel Commentaries

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with threescore And now, from so small a beginning, they are multiplied to more than

600,000 men, besides women and children; and this, indeed, in the space of

40 years; for the

603,000 which came out of Egypt were at this time all dead, except Moses, Joshua, and Caleb. How easily can God increase and multiply, as well as diminish and bring low! In all things, by his omnipotence, he can do whatsoever he wills; and he will do whatsoever is right.

Genesis 46:27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt...

Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

Acts 7:14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, three score and fifteen souls.

as the stars

Deuteronomy 1:10 The LORD your God has multiplied you, and, behold, you are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Deuteronomy 28:62 And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude...

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if you be able to number them...

Numbers 26:51,62 These were the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty...

Nehemiah 9:23 Their children also multiplied you as the stars of heaven, and brought them into the land...

Hebrews 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude...

Cross References
Acts 7:14
And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all.

Genesis 15:5
And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."

Genesis 22:17
I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies,

Genesis 46:27
And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two. All the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy.

Exodus 1:5
All the descendants of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt.

Deuteronomy 1:10
The LORD your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are today as numerous as the stars of heaven.

Deuteronomy 26:5
"And you shall make response before the LORD your God, 'A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

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