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Hi it's my birthday today and I got a card in which the giver had written 'As your days are, so shall your strength be.' She is quite religious so I guessed this was a bible quote. I've googled and found

Thy shoes shall be of iron and brass: and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Author: Bible
Source: Deuteronomy (ch. XXXIII, v. 25)

the sources all just say this was a blessing from Moses on one of the tribes of Israel.

Can anyone tell me what it actually means and why on earth she would have written it in my birthday card? I'm confused but don't like to ask her...I can't make head or tail of it. iron shoes? my days (lifespan?) - my strength shall be what? last as long as my life? ...may you live until you die?
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Hello and happy birthday!
The passage that was quoted on your birthday card means as you grow in age so shall your strength increase. It is a form of prayer since people get weak and tired due to old age, your friend is praying for you to have more strength as you grow older.
God will give you strength to face each day. Some days may seem filled with trials and tribulation more than other days, but don't worry He promised to give you strength to face each day. Some days you will need more. That was a good word from your friend.
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Deut 33:25 as thy days ,so shall our strength Be,
It means the tougher the day , the greater the strength
The harder the test, the greater the power.
God will not give you a hard situation with out measuring first the amount of grace you need to overcome the problem.
use this daily no matter what the ciircumstance is.
Moses is telling the Israelites that God has given what they need for life, and that He will give strength for every circumstance in life, strength for every day until their life ends. They should not be afraid. He is the One to whom they should look for every need.The Israelites wandered forty years in the desert, and in those forty years their shoes and their clothing did not wear out, so it would make sense to them since their shoes had "worn like iron".
You understood!
This was Moses' reminder to the Israelites as he was preparing to die, and they were preparing to leave the wilderness and go into the land God had promised them (Israel, but it was called Canaan then).
Your friend probably wrote this because she wants God to bless you in this way. I encourage you to read the Bible. It is the most wonderful book I've ever read. Most people have opinions about God without ever reading what He has to say to us. Reading this book has changed me, has changed my life. It's worth your time and effort.
i wonder if you'll read this since it's nine years after your post!
It means whatever happens in the day whatever it is god will give u the strength for it or to bare it
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Positively sharing our days can be filled with stressors but here is a biblical promise I will be there with you I will give you the strength that you need each day to cope with your trials says the Lord.

Nona, I came across this as I was looking for the Bible verse connected to the quote “as your days, your strength shall be in measure”, and I know this post is 12 years old, but if by some crazy chance you read this response I hope it helps you. “As your days, your strength shall be in measure” is actually part of a beautiful hymn called “Day by Day”. It’s about living each day as it comes, and how God will give you the grace you need for whatever each day brings. That particular quote is from a verse that goes like this:


Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

I love this hymn because it reminds me that God always gives me the grace I need for each day as it comes, and that grace is always enough, he will always give me enough strength to get through whatever I’m facing. Your friend was just encouraging you that God can get you through anything and everything, and he does it one day at a time.

I read it like this, the harder the day the greater the strength. God measures the day and gives u the sufficient strength and grace to get through it.
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Hello, my dear unknown friend!

I just read your question about "As your day is, so shall your power be".

During my research on the Christian Swedish author and poet Lina Sandell-Berg, 1832 - 1903, I saw, that she had found exactly the verse you asked about (probably) in an English Bible. She had taken it into her hymn "Day by day", written 1865.

I am currently translating my website, ULLas ULLtavlor (= ULLa's WOOLpictures) from Swedish into English. Therefore, I had a case with Google to see if I could find just that verse in the English Bible. (I haven't found it yet, because I first clicked on your post and I felt I wanted to write to you at once.) I send you an excerpt on how "As your day is, so shall your power be" ended up in a very, very beloved Swedish hymn.

Please read the whole text and take it to your heart. Feel free to go to my website, which so far is in Swedish and German and take a look at all the beautiful designs made of lovely soft wool and fitted with glass and frame.

The story about the hymn "Day by day":

Besides the Bible, Lina Sandell-Berg read many books and magazines, both Swedish and foreign. In them she received many spreads for her own writing. At one point she read, probably in an English magazine, an allegory of a grandfather clock that was abruptly staying. The pendulum took on the debt. He was so tired of continually turning back and forth. The clock-face thought he was lazy. But he defended himself and told her how it would be if she, like him, would be forced to be trapped in a dark room and just go back and forth day by day, year by year.
The clock-face pointed out that the pendulum had a small window, where he could look out. The pendulum replied that he had no time to look through it and then he acknowledged what had caused him to stay. He had calculated how many times he would have to swing back and forth only during the next twenty-four hours. There would be eighty-six thousand four hundred times. When he then multiplied the twenty-four hours by months and years, he gave up.

Then the clock-face admitted that he had a lot to do, but she wondered if it wasn’t the t h o u g h t of the constant work that was so paralyzing or if the work itself was tough. She asked him to swing six times back and forth. The pendulum agreed. The clock-face wondered if the movement was very tiring. No, but it wasn’t about six times he regretted, not even over sixty but over millions. The clock-face then thought that although he could think of the millions of times he would swing back and forth, he only required a lap at a time and he had a moment for disposal each time. The pendulum thought about what she had said and gave her right, and then he began his patient work. It said tick tack, and the clock worked again.

This story forwarded Lina to the readers of her annual calendar 2Crossflower". She compared people to the pendulum. We can also lose power and courage when we think of all that much and tiring work or difficulties we have to face. We give up because we feel like we can't handle anything anymore. We don't see any solution of the problems.
In the English Bible, Lina had found the verse "As your day is, your power shall be". We don’t have to worry about the future. We will learn to take just one day, a moment at a time. God is close to us, and He will strengthen us and give us power to get through the difficulty.

When Lina had come so far in her mind, the song was born, which would be the most beloved and sung of her songs: "Day by day and with each passing moment." The singing evangelist and troubadour Oscar Ahnfelt has written the melody.

1. Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment,
I've no cause for worry or for fear.
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best -
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

2. Every day the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He whose name is Counselor and Power.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
This pledge to me He made.
"As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,"
This pledge to me He made.

3. Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father's hand
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the Promised Land.

Please, write me a few lines after you've read this post!

With kind regards
Ulla Forsberg

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