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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Deuteronomy 13



Verse 1

If, &c. Beginning of Moses" fourth address. See note on Deuteronomy 1:1.

Verse 3

proveth: i.e. suffereth you to be proved. Hebrew idiom, which speaks of doing what one allows to be done.

your soul = yourself. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 4

cleave. Compare Deuteronomy 10:20.

Verse 5

bondage = bondmen. See note on Deuteronomy 5:6. eleven times in this book.

So shalt thou put. . . away. This expression occurs put . . . away. Hebrew. ba"ar, to burn up in order to clear out.

the evil = the wicked thing. Hebrew. ra"a. App-44.

Verse 6

own soul = own self. Hebrew. nephesh, Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

entice . . . secretly. Both (Hebrew) words used here.

Verse 8

eye. Figure of speech Prosopopoeia, App-6.

Verse 11

wickedness. Hebrew. ra"a".

Verse 12

hath given = giveth.

Verse 13

men. Hebrew, plural of "ish or "enosh. App-14.

children = sons.

Belial. First occurrence. A word denoting all that is wicked and worthless; hopeless, as to character and destiny. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy, App-6, for the Evil One as the instigator of all the uncleanness of heathenism. Compare 2 Corinthians 6:15.

Verse 14

diligently = thoroughly. Occurs only here and Deuteronomy 17:4; Deuteronomy 19:18.

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

Verse 15

destroying = exterminating. Hebrew. haram.

edge. Hebrew "mouth". Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6, for edge.

Verse 16

burn = burn up. Hebrew. saraph.

heap for ever. Compare Joshua 8:28.

Verse 17

cursed = devoted [to destruction]. Compare Joshua 6:18; Joshua 7:1.

as = according as.

Verse 18

this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 13:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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