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And Moses. This is the beginning of the fifth address. See note on Deuteronomy 1:1 .
this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26 .
on the day = in the day, or, when. See App-18 .
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
stones: i.e. rough and unhewn. Compare Exodus 20:25 .
plaister = gypsum. A hard white cement.
write. See note on Exodus 17:14 . Compare Joshua 8:30-32 .
this law: i.e. which follows, viz. the blessings and curses.
as = according as.
in mount Ebal. The stones, therefore, carried thither from Jordan.
Ebal = heaps.
iron. Probably a technical name for a chisel, as we now associate it with a laundry or a prison.
very plainly. A useful hint for us = plainly and well.
Take heed = keep silence, or, take note.
commandments. In Hebrew text written singular, but read plural, as here.
Simeon. For order of tribes see App-45 .
speak, and say. Note idiom, usually rendered in New Testament "answer and say". The first verb is to be rendered according to the context. Here = "curse and say".
Cursed. Figure of speech An aphor a . See App-6 . "Cursed" twelve times.
any graven = a sculpture. Compare Deuteronomy 4:23 .Leviticus 19:4 .
Amen. Note the Figure of speech Epistrophe (see App-6 ), each clause ending with the same word "Amen. "
setteth light. Compare Exodus 21:17 . Leviticus 19:3 .
removeth. Compare Deuteronomy 19:14 .
the blind. Compare Leviticus 19:14 .
stranger = foreigner. These three put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species) for all kinds of afflicted. Compare Deuteronomy 24:17 . Exodus 22:21 , Exodus 22:22 .Jeremiah 22:3 .
lieth. Compare Deuteronomy 22:30 . Leviticus 18:8 ; Leviticus 20:11 .
beast. Compare Exodus 22:19 . Leviticus 18:23 ; Leviticus 20:15 .
his sister. Compare Leviticus 18:9 ; Leviticus 20:17 .
mother in law. Compare Leviticus 18:17 ; Leviticus 20:14 .
smiteth. Compare Exodus 21:12 .
reward = bribe. Compare Deuteronomy 10:17 ; Deuteronomy 16:19 . Exodus 23:7 , Exodus 23:8 . Psalms 15:5 .
person = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
confirmeth not. Compare Deuteronomy 28:1 , Deuteronomy 28:15 .Jeremiah 11:3-5 .Galatians 1:3 , Galatians 1:10 .
all. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint, have this "all" in the text.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 27". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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