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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Deuteronomy 11

Verse 2

And (a) know ye this day: for [I speak] not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,

(a) You who have seen God's graces with your eyes should be moved, rather than your children who have only heard of them.

Verse 5

And (b) what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place;

(b) As well concerning his benefits, as his corrections.

Verse 8

Therefore shall ye keep (c) all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;

(c) Because you have felt both his chastisement and his benefits.

Verse 10

For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, [is] not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst [it] with thy (d) foot, as a garden of herbs:

(d) By making gutters for the water to come out of the Nile river to water the land.

Verse 14

That I will give [you] the rain of your land in his due season, (e) the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

(e) In the seed time, and toward harvest.

Verse 16

Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not (f) deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

(f) By devising foolish devotions according to your own fantasies.

Verse 21

That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as (g) the days of heaven upon the earth.

(g) As long as the heavens and earth endure, (2 Peter 3:10, 2 Peter 3:12).

Verse 24

Every place whereon the soles of (h) your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost (i) sea shall your coast be.

(h) This was accomplished in David and Solomon's time.

(i) The Mediterranean.

Verse 28

And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not (k) known.

(k) He reproves the malice of men who leave that which is certain to follow that which is uncertain.

Verse 30

[Are] they not on the other side Jordan, by the way (l) where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?

(l) Meaning, in Samaria.

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Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.