Exodus 23:26
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English Standard Version
None shall miscarry or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.

King James Bible
There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

American Standard Version
There shall none cast her young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There shall not be one fruitless nor barren in thy land: I will fill the number of thy days.

English Revised Version
There shall none cast her young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill.

Webster's Bible Translation
There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: I will complete the number of thy days.

Exodus 23:26 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Relation of Jehovah to Israel. - The declaration of the rights conferred by Jehovah upon His people is closed by promises, through which, on the one hand, God insured to the nation the gifts and benefits involved in their rights, and, on the other hand, sought to promote that willingness and love which were indispensable to the fulfilment of the duties incumbent upon every individual in consequence of the rights conferred upon them. These promises secured to the people not only the protection and help of God during their journey through the desert, and in the conquest of Canaan, but also preservation and prosperity when they had taken possession of the land.

Exodus 23:20-27

Jehovah would send an angel before them, who should guard them on the way from injury and destruction, and bring them to the place prepared for them, i.e., to Canaan. The name of Jehovah was in this angel (Exodus 23:21), that is to say, Jehovah revealed Himself in him; and hence he is called in Exodus 33:15-16, the face of Jehovah, because the essential nature of Jehovah was manifested in him. This angel was not a created spirit, therefore, but the manifestation of Jehovah Himself, who went before them in the pillar of cloud and fire, to guide and to defend them (Exodus 13:21). But because it was Jehovah who was guiding His people in the person of the angel, He demanded unconditional obedience (Exodus 23:21), and if they provoked Him (תּמּר for תּמר, see Exodus 13:18) by disobedience, He would not pardon their transgression; but if they followed Him and hearkened to His voice, He would be an enemy to their enemies, and an adversary to their adversaries (Exodus 23:22). And when the angel of the Lord had brought them to the Canaanites and exterminated the latter, Israel was still to yield the same obedience, by not serving the gods of the Canaanites, or doing after their works, i.e., by not making any idolatrous images, but destroying them (these works), and smiting to pieces the pillars of their idolatrous worship (מצבת does not mean statues erected as idols, but memorial stones or columns dedicated to idols: see my Comm. on 1 Kings 14:23), and serving Jehovah alone. Then would He bless them in the land with bountiful provision, health, fruitfulness, and length of life (Exodus 23:23-26). "Bread and water" are named, as being the provisions which are indispensable to the maintenance of life, as in Isaiah 3:1; Isaiah 30:20; Isaiah 33:16. The taking away of "sickness" (cf. Exodus 15:26) implied the removal of everything that could endanger life. The absence of anything that miscarried, or was barren, insured the continuance and increase of the nation; and the promise that their days should be fulfilled, i.e., that they should not be liable to a premature death (cf. Isaiah 65:20), was a pledge of their well-being.

Exodus 23:26 Parallel Commentaries

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shall nothing

Deuteronomy 7:14 You shall be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.

Deuteronomy 28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your cows...

Job 21:10 Their bull engenders, and fails not; their cow calves, and casts not her calf.

Psalm 107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffers not their cattle to decrease.

Psalm 144:13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

Malachi 3:10,11 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, said the LORD of hosts...

the number

Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

Genesis 35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days...

1 Chronicles 23:1 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

Job 5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn comes in in his season.

Job 42:17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years...

Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:40
Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the LORD your God is giving you for all time."

Deuteronomy 7:14
You shall be blessed above all peoples. There shall not be male or female barren among you or among your livestock.

Job 5:26
You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season.

Hosea 9:14
Give them, O LORD-- what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

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