New American Standard Bible
'Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven, And say, as I live forever,
King James Bible
For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
For I lift up my hand to the heavens, and say, I live for ever!
World English Bible
For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live forever,
Young's Literal Translation
For I lift up unto the heavens My hand, And have said, I live -- to the age!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Render: For I lift up my hand to heaven and say, As I live forever, if I whet, etc. On Deuteronomy 32:40, in which God is described as swearing by Himself, compare Isaiah 45:23; Jeremiah 22:5; Hebrews 6:17. The lifting up of the hand was a gesture used in making oath (compare Genesis 14:22; Revelation 10:5).
I propose this morning, as God shall help me, to lead you to consider your latter end. May the Holy Spirit bend your thoughts downward to the tomb. May he guide you to the grave, that you may there see the end of all earthly hopes, of all worldly pomp and show. In doing this, I shall thus divide my subject. First, let us consider Death, secondly, let us push on the consideration by considering the warnings which Death has given us already; and then, further, let us picture ourselves as dying,--bringing …
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And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever,
the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven,
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
but indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD.
Whose mouths speak deceit, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, Whose mouth speaks deceit And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
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