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covenant. See 2 Kings 23:2 .
children = sons.
Moses called. This begins his sixth address. See note on Deuteronomy 1:1 .
not waxen old. See Ch. Deuteronomy 8:4 .
wine. Hebrew. yayin. See App-27 .
strong drink. Hebrew. shekar. See App-27 .
Keep. Compare 1 Kings 2:3 .Psalms 1:3 .
maketh = confirmeth.
to Abraham, &c. All three Patriarchs named. See note on Genesis 50:24 .
idols = either as manufactured, or derived from galal = dung = rotten, or detestable.
tribe. Dan and Ephraim not named in Revelation 7:0 . Compare Judges 17:0 , Ephraim; and Judges 18:0 , Dan. See App-45 .
smoke. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .
written. See note on Exodus 17:14 , and App-47 .
blot out. See note on Deuteronomy 29:18 .
what. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "and what".
given = divided.
secret. The italics in Authorized Version (put in roman type in Revised Version) show that the Hebrew was not clear to the translators. They make good sense in English, but this is not the sense of the Hebrew text. The words rendered "unto the LORD our God" have the extraordinary points ( App-31 ) to show that they form no part of the text, and should come out. The meaning, then, is: "The secret things, even the revealed things, [belong] to us and our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law"; i.e. the revealed things, and the secret things which have not been, but will yet be revealed.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 29". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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