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Deuteronomy 32:42-44 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
    and my sword shall devour flesh with the blood of the slain,
    and captives[a] from the heads[b] of the leaders of the enemy.’
43 Call for songs of joy, O nations, concerning his people,[c]
    for the blood of his servants he will avenge,
and he will take reprisals against his foes,[d]
    and he will make atonement for his land, his people.”

44 And Moses came, and he spoke[e] all the words of this song in the ears of the people; that is, he and Joshua the son of Nun.


  1. Deuteronomy 32:42 Hebrew “captive”
  2. Deuteronomy 32:42 Hebrew “head”
  3. Deuteronomy 32:43 Dead Sea Scrolls reads: “Rejoice, O heavenly ones, with him! Bow down, all you gods, before him!”
  4. Deuteronomy 32:43 Literally “vengeance he will let return to his foes”
  5. Deuteronomy 32:44 Or “recited”
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Deuteronomy 32:42-44 New International Version (NIV)

42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
    while my sword devours flesh:
the blood of the slain and the captives,
    the heads of the enemy leaders.”

43 Rejoice, you nations, with his people,[a][b]
    for he will avenge the blood of his servants;
he will take vengeance on his enemies
    and make atonement for his land and people.

44 Moses came with Joshua[c] son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.


  1. Deuteronomy 32:43 Or Make his people rejoice, you nations
  2. Deuteronomy 32:43 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls (see also Septuagint) people, / and let all the angels worship him, /
  3. Deuteronomy 32:44 Hebrew Hoshea, a variant of Joshua
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