the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
wickedness. Hebrew. ra"a. App-44.
transgressing. Hebrew. "abar. App-44.
not commanded. Equally authoritative in matters of faith and worship to-day.
diligently. See note on Deuteronomy 13:14.
behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.
stranger = foreigner.
mouth. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), put for the witness borne by it. App-6.
two. Compare Numbers 35:30, and see Matthew 18:16. 2 Corinthians 13:1. 1 Timothy 5:19.
put the evil away. See note on Deuteronomy 13:5.
between. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Septuagint, and Syriac, read "or between".
stroke = punishment. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6.
the priests the Levites. First occurrence of this expression. Occurs six times in Deut.; elsewhere in Joshua 3:31; Joshua 8:33. 2 Chronicles 30:27. Nehemiah 11:20. Isaiah 66:21. Jeremiah 33:21. Ezekiel 44:15. The expression refers to the Levitical priests as distinct from the Tribal priests (or Levites).
This is the middle verse of Deut.
they shall teach thee. This was the great duty of the Priests. See Deuteronomy 33:10. Leviticus 10:11. Ezra 7:10. Jeremiah 18:18. Haggai 2:11, Haggai 2:12. Malachi 2:7.
and shalt say. A prophetic contingency provided for. Compare Genesis 36:31.
wives. Compare 1 Kings 11:1-3.
write. See note on Exodus 17:14 and App-47.
in a book. See App-47.
turn not aside. See Deuteronomy 28:14. 2 Kings 22:2. Joshua 1:7; Joshua 23:6.
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