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Bible Commentaries
Deuteronomy 26

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-19

Deuteronomy 26:1 And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein;

Deuteronomy 26:1 Comments - This earth has been given to mankind for a possession. By faith the people of God are to go possess the land and take dominion over what is in the land.

Deuteronomy 26:5 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

Deuteronomy 26:5 “A Syrian…was my father” - Comments - This term, referring to Jacob, is an unusual designation. The ancestors of the Hebrews were from Syria. It either refers to his ancestry or his twenty years in Syria and his marriage to Leah and Rachel, who were Syrians.

Deuteronomy 26:5 “ready to perish” - Comments - This refers to the period of the seven-year famine, which drove Israel into Egypt with seventy souls.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 26". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/deuteronomy-26.html. 2013.
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