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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Deuteronomy 30

Verse 1

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 2

this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26.

Verse 3

turn thy captivity. Figure of speech Paronomasia. Hebrew veshab. eth-shebuthka. Compare Amos 9:14, Amos 9:15. Jeremiah 30:3. Idiom for relief from any trouble. Compare Job 42:10.

nations = peoples.

Verse 6

will circumcise. Compare Deuteronomy 10:16. Jeremiah 32:39. Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 36:26.

Verse 8

thou shalt return. Compare Hosea 6:1; Hosea 14:1.

Verse 9

hand. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read plural "hands".

rejoice. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6. Compare Deuteronomy 28:63. Jeremiah 32:41.

as = according as.

Verse 10

statutes. See note on Deuteronomy 4:1.

this book of the law. See App-47, and compare 2 Kings 22:8; 2 Kings 23:25. See note on Exodus 17:14.

Verse 11

not hidden = not too wonderful. Compare Romans 10:6, &c.

Verse 13

sea. Compare Romans 10:7.

Verse 15

See = Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

life and good, and death and evil. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Effect). App-6. Put for the good things which end in life, and evil things which end in death. Compare Amos 5:14.

evil. See App-44.

Verse 16

In that. The Septuagint reads, "For thou must keep the commandments of Jehovah thy God which", instead of "In that". So that this clause apparently was in the Manuscript from which the Septuagint was translated.

Verse 18

denounce = declare.

Verse 19

I call. Figure of speech Deasis, or, Obtestatio. App-6.

heaven and earth = the heavens and the earth. One of thirteen occurrences. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26.

to record = to witness.

Verse 20

in the land = on the soil. Hebrew. "adamah.

thy fathers. All three Patriarchs are named. See note on Genesis 50:24.

them. This is the end of the sixth address. See note on Deuteronomy 1:1.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 30". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/deuteronomy-30.html. 1909-1922.