New International Version
I lift my hand to heaven and solemnly swear: As surely 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For I lift up my hand to heaven - See concerning oaths and appeals to God in the note on Deuteronomy 6:13 (note).
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LibraryThe Eagle and Its Brood
'As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings.'--DEUT. xxxii. 11. This is an incomplete sentence in the Authorised Version, but really it should be rendered as a complete one; the description of the eagle's action including only the two first clauses, and (the figure being still retained) the person spoken of in the last clauses being God Himself. That is to say, it should read thus, 'As an eagle stirreth up his nest, …
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Religion --A Reality
The Call of Moses
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,
the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven.
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.
Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the LORD fills the whole earth,
whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
deliver me; rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
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