Nehemiah 9:21
New International Version
For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen.

New Living Translation
For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell!

English Standard Version
Forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.

Berean Study Bible
For forty years You sustained them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.

King James Bible
Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

New King James Version
Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; They lacked nothing; Their clothes did not wear out And their feet did not swell.

New American Standard Bible
“Indeed, for forty years You provided for them in the wilderness and they were not lacking; Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell up.

NASB 1995
“Indeed, forty years You provided for them in the wilderness and they were not in want; Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell.

NASB 1977
“Indeed, forty years Thou didst provide for them in the wilderness and they were not in want; Their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell.

Amplified Bible
“Indeed, for forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.

Christian Standard Bible
You provided for them in the wilderness forty years, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You provided for them in the wilderness 40 years and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.

American Standard Version
Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And for forty years you withheld nothing from them in the wilderness; their garments were not worn out and their shoes were not broken up.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou didst sustain them forty years in the wilderness; thou didst not allow anything to fail them: their garments did not wax old, and their feet were not bruised.

Contemporary English Version
You took good care of them, and for forty years they never lacked a thing. Their clothes didn't wear out, and their feet were never swollen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Forty years didst thou feed them in the desert, and nothing was wanting to them: their garments did not grow old, and their feet were not worn.

English Revised Version
Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

Good News Translation
Through forty years in the desert you provided all that they needed; their clothing never wore out, and their feet were not swollen with pain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You provided for them in the desert for 40 years, and they had everything they needed. Their clothes didn't wear out, and their feet didn't swell.

International Standard Version
You sustained them in the wilderness for 40 years. They lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, forty years didst Thou sustain them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

Literal Standard Version
And forty years You have nourished them in a wilderness; They have not lacked; Their garments have not worn out, And their feet have not swelled.

NET Bible
For forty years you sustained them. Even in the desert they never lacked anything. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.

New Heart English Bible
"Yes, forty years you sustained them in the wilderness. They lacked nothing. Their clothes did not grow old, and their feet did not swell.

World English Bible
"Yes, forty years you sustained them in the wilderness. They lacked nothing. Their clothes didn't grow old, and their feet didn't swell.

Young's Literal Translation
and forty years Thou hast nourished them in a wilderness; they have not lacked; their garments have not worn out, and their feet have not swelled.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People Confess Their Sins
20You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold Your manna from their mouths, and You gave them water for their thirst. 21For forty years You sustained them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell. 22You gave them kingdoms and peoples and allotted to them every corner of the land. So they took the land of Sihon king of Heshbon and of Og king of Bashan.…

Cross References
Exodus 16:35
The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land where they could settle; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.

Deuteronomy 2:7
Indeed, the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. The LORD your God has been with you these forty years, and you have lacked nothing.

Deuteronomy 8:4
Your clothing did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, forty years did you sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

forty

Exodus 16:35
And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.

Numbers 14:33,34
And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness…

Deuteronomy 2:7
For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.

their

Deuteronomy 8:4
Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

Deuteronomy 29:5
And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.

Psalm 34:10
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For forty
וְאַרְבָּעִ֥ים (wə·’ar·bā·‘îm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - common plural
Strong's 705: Forty

years
שָׁנָ֛ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

You sustained them
כִּלְכַּלְתָּ֥ם (kil·kal·tām)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3557: To keep in, to measure, to maintain

in the wilderness,
בַּמִּדְבָּ֖ר (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

[so that] they lacked
חָסֵ֑רוּ (ḥā·sê·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2637: To lack, need, be lacking, decrease

nothing.
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

Their clothes
שַׂלְמֹֽתֵיהֶם֙ (śal·mō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8008: A wrapper, mantle

did not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

wear out,
בָל֔וּ (ḇā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1086: To fail, to wear out, decay

and their feet
וְרַגְלֵיהֶ֖ם (wə·raḡ·lê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

did not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

swell.
בָצֵֽקוּ׃ (ḇā·ṣê·qū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1216: To swell up, blister


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