Deuteronomy 32:40
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New Living Translation
Now I raise my hand to heaven and declare, "As surely as I live,

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

32:40 I lift up my hand - I solemnly swear, that I will do what here follows. I live - As sure as I live.

Deuteronomy 32:40 Parallel Commentaries

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a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet
We shall now, in conclusion, give a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet. After an introduction in vi. 1, 2, where the mountains serve only to give greater solemnity to the scene (in the fundamental passages Deut. xxxii. 1, and in Is. 1, 2, "heaven and earth" are mentioned for the same purposes, inasmuch as they are the most venerable parts of creation; "contend with the mountains" by taking them in and applying to [Pg 522] them as hearers), the prophet reminds the people of
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Appendix xvi. On the Jewish views About Demons' and the Demonised,' Together with Some Notes on the Intercourse Between Jews and Jewish Christians in the First Centuries.
IT is not, of course, our purpose here to attempt an exhaustive account of the Jewish views on demons' and the demonised.' A few preliminary strictures were, however, necessary on a work upon which writers on this subject have too implictly relied. I refer to Gfrörer's Jahrhundert des Heils (especially vol. i. pp. 378-424). Gfrörer sets out by quoting a passage in the Book of Enoch on which he lays great stress, but which critical inquiries of Dillmann and other scholars have shown to be
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Justice of God
The next attribute is God's justice. All God's attributes are identical, and are the same with his essence. Though he has several attributes whereby he is made known to us, yet he has but one essence. A cedar tree may have several branches, yet it is but one cedar. So there are several attributes of God whereby we conceive of him, but only one entire essence. Well, then, concerning God's justice. Deut 32:4. Just and right is he.' Job 37:23. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

The Truth of God
The next attribute is God's truth. A God of truth and without iniquity; just and right is he.' Deut 32:4. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.' Psa 57:10. Plenteous in truth.' Psa 86:15. I. God is the truth. He is true in a physical sense; true in his being: he has a real subsistence, and gives a being to others. He is true in a moral sense; he is true sine errore, without errors; et sine fallacia, without deceit. God is prima veritas, the pattern and prototype
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Revelation 4:9
Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever),

Revelation 4:10
the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,

Revelation 10:5
Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand toward heaven.

Genesis 21:33
Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he worshiped the LORD, the Eternal God.

Numbers 14:21
But as surely as I live, and as surely as the earth is filled with the LORD's glory,

Psalm 144:8
Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie instead.

Psalm 144:11
Save me! Rescue me from the power of my enemies. Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie instead.

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