Deuteronomy 1:10

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Deuteronomy 1:10  (King James Version)
The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.

your God
10:22 28:62 Genesis 15:5 ; 22:17 28:14 Exodus 12:37 ; 32:13 Numbers 1:46
1 Chronicles 27:23 ; Nehemiah 9:23

ye are this day
This was the promise made by God to Abraham, ( Genesis 15:5 ,6,) which Moses considers now as amply fulfilled. Many suppose the expression to be hyperbolical; and others, no friends to revelation, think it a vain, empty boast, because the stars, in their apprehension, amount to innumerable millions. But, as this refers to the number of stars that appear to the naked eye, which only amount to about Genesis 15:3 Genesis 15:010 ; in both hemispheres, the number of the Israelites far exceeded this; for independently of women and children, at the last census, they amounted to more than 600,000.