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39 “Look now! I AM,[a]
    and there is no other god besides me.
I myself cause death
    and I sustain life;
I wound severely
    and I also heal;
        from my power[b] no one can deliver.

40 “I solemnly swear[c] to heaven—
    I say ‘As certainly as I’m alive and living forever,
41 I’ll whet my shining sword,
    with my hands in firm grasp of judgment.
I’ll show vengeance on my adversary
    and repay those who keep on hating me.

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  1. Deuteronomy 32:39 So LXX; MT reads I, I myself, am he
  2. Deuteronomy 32:39 Lit. hand
  3. Deuteronomy 32:40 Lit. raise my hand