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If, &c. Beginning of Moses' fourth address. See note on Deuteronomy 1:1 .
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 .
cleave. Compare Deuteronomy 10:20 .
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 .
own soul = own self. Hebrew. nephesh , Hebrew. nephesh . App-13 .
entice . . . secretly. Both (Hebrew) words used here.
eye. Figure of speech Prosopopoeia, App-6 .
wickedness. Hebrew. ra'a'.
hath given = giveth.
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 .
diligently = thoroughly. Occurs only here and Deuteronomy 17:4 ; Deuteronomy 19:18 .
behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
destroying = exterminating. Hebrew. haram .
edge. Hebrew "mouth". Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), App-6 , for edge.
burn = burn up. Hebrew. saraph.
heap for ever. Compare Joshua 8:28 .
cursed = devoted [to destruction]. Compare Joshua 6:18 ; Joshua 7:1 .
as = according as.
this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 13". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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