Deuteronomy 4:17
Text Analysis
8403 [e]תַּבְנִ֕ית
the likenessN-fsc
3605 [e]כָּל־
of anyN-msc
929 [e]בְּהֵמָ֖ה
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֣ר
that [is]Pro-r
776 [e]בָּאָ֑רֶץ
on the earthPrep-b, Art | N-fs
8403 [e]תַּבְנִית֙
or the likenessN-fsc
3605 [e]כָּל־
of anyN-msc
6833 [e]צִפּ֣וֹר
3671 [e]כָּנָ֔ף
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
5774 [e]תָּע֖וּף
8064 [e]בַּשָּׁמָֽיִם׃
in the airPrep-b, Art | N-mp

Hebrew Texts
דברים 4:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
תַּבְנִ֕ית כָּל־בְּהֵמָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּאָ֑רֶץ תַּבְנִית֙ כָּל־צִפֹּ֣ור כָּנָ֔ף אֲשֶׁ֥ר תָּע֖וּף בַּשָּׁמָֽיִם׃

דברים 4:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
תבנית כל־בהמה אשר בארץ תבנית כל־צפור כנף אשר תעוף בשמים׃

דברים 4:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
תבנית כל־בהמה אשר בארץ תבנית כל־צפור כנף אשר תעוף בשמים׃

דברים 4:17 Hebrew Bible
תבנית כל בהמה אשר בארץ תבנית כל צפור כנף אשר תעוף בשמים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,

King James Bible
The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or the form of any beast on the earth, any winged creature that flies in the sky,
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In these verses there is an evident allusion to the idolatrous worship in Egypt. Among the Egyptians, almost everything in nature was the object of their idolatry; among BEASTS were oxen heifers, sheep, goats, lions, dogs, monkeys, and cats; among BIRDS, the ibis, crane, and hawk; among REPTILES, the crocodile, serpents, frogs, flies, and beetles; all the FISH of the Nile, and the Nile itself; besides the sun, moon, planets, stars, fire, light, air, darkness, and night. These are all included in the very circumstantial prohibition in the text, and very forcibly in the general terms of Ex.

Deuteronomy 20:4 For the LORD your God is he that goes with you, to fight for you …

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