Deuteronomy 32:42

Overview - Deuteronomy 32
Moses song, which sets forth God's mercy and vengeance.
46 He exhorts them to set their hearts upon it.
48 God sends him up to mount Nebo, to see the land, and to die.
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Deuteronomy 32:42  (King James Version)
I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
 


make mine
23 ; Psalms 45:5 ; 68:23 Isaiah 34:6-8 ; Jeremiah 16:10 ; Ezekiel 35:6-8 ; Ezekiel 38:21 Ezekiel 38:22

revenges
The word {parth,} rendered revenges, a sense in which it never seems to be used, has rendered this passage very obscure. As the word {paira} signifies the hair of the head, both in Hebrew and Arabic, Mr. Parkhurst and others render {mairosh parth,} "from the hairy head;" but to have this
sense, the words should rather have been {mipparth rosh,} according the Hebrew idiom. The word {faru,} in Arabic, however, also denotes a prince or chief; and the words may be literally rendered, with the LXX., [apo kephales archonton echthron,] "from the head of the chiefs of the enemies." The hyperbaton, or transposition of words from their grammatical order, is very observable in this verse; the third member forming a continuation of the first, and the fourth of the second. Job 13:24 ; Jeremiah 30:14 ; Lamentations 2:5
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