But with him that stands here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:
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George Leo Haydock
Absent. Hebrew, "with him that standeth here this day before the Lord, and with him that is not here with us this day. "If all were present, (ver. 11,) the absent must here denote the posterity of the Israelites yet unborn. (Haydock)
God made the covenant with Abraham and with his seed, before he had any children in the world.