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LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
1:10 the stars of heaven. Only about five thousand stars were visible to the unaided eye, so such a comparison as this, with the Israelites numbering over two million, indicates that Moses somehow knew (and it could only have been by divine revelation) that there were far more stars in heaven than they could see.