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Deuteronomy 25

Introduction

Overview

Deuteronomy 25:1, Stripes must not exceed forty; Deuteronomy 25:4, The ox is not to be muzzled; Deuteronomy 25:5, Of raising seed unto a brother; Deuteronomy 25:11, Of the immodest woman; Deuteronomy 25:13, Of unjust weights and measures; Deuteronomy 25:17, The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out.

Verse 1

Deuteronomy 16:18-Proverbs :, Deuteronomy 17:8, Deuteronomy 17:9, Deuteronomy 19:17-Psalms :, Exodus 23:6, Exodus 23:7, 2 Samuel 23:3, 2 Chronicles 19:6-2 Samuel :, Job 29:7-Esther :, Psalms 58:1, Psalms 58:2, Psalms 82:2-Numbers :, Proverbs 17:15, Proverbs 31:8, Proverbs 31:9, Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 1:23, Isaiah 5:23, Isaiah 11:4, Isaiah 32:1, Isaiah 32:2, Jeremiah 21:12, Ezekiel 44:24, Micah 3:1, Micah 3:2, Habakkuk 1:4, Habakkuk 1:13, Malachi 3:18, Matthew 3:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:16 - What shall we say Exodus 22:9 - the cause of both parties 1 Samuel 2:25 - sin against 1 Kings 8:32 - condemning 2 Chronicles 6:23 - justifying 2 Chronicles 19:8 - the judgment Job 27:5 - justify Jeremiah 22:3 - Execute Acts 23:3 - smitten Romans 13:3 - rulers

Verse 2

Matthew 10:17, Matthew 27:26, Luke 12:47, Luke 12:48, Acts 5:40, Acts 16:22-Jeremiah :, 1 Peter 2:20, 1 Peter 2:24

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 13:25 - smote Acts 23:3 - smitten 2 Corinthians 11:24 - forty

Verse 3

not exceed: 2 Corinthians 11:24, 2 Corinthians 11:25

vile unto thee: That is, be beaten so cruelly, that, by retaining the marks, he become contemptible in the eyes of his brethren. Amendment, and not this, was the object of the punishment. We should hate and despise the sin, but not the sinner. Job 18:3, Luke 15:30, Luke 18:9-2 Kings :, James 2:2, James 2:3

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 13:25 - smote Matthew 10:17 - scourge Luke 12:47 - shall 2 Corinthians 6:5 - stripes

Verse 4

shalt not: In Judea, as well as in Egypt, Greece, and Italy, they made use of beeves to tread out the corn; and the same mode of threshing still obtains in Arabia, Barbary, and other eastern countries, to the present day. The sheaves lie open and expanded on the threshing floors, and the cattle continually move round them, and thus tread out the grain. The natives of Aleppo still religiously observe the ancient humane practice, inculcated by this law, of permitting the oxen to remain unmuzzled when treading out the corn.

muzzle: Proverbs 12:10, 1 Corinthians 9:9, 1 Corinthians 9:10, 1 Timothy 5:17, 1 Timothy 5:18

treadeth out: Heb. thresheth, Isaiah 28:27, Hosea 10:11

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:32 - Wherefore Job 24:11 - General Isaiah 30:24 - oxen

Verse 5

brethren: Matthew 22:24, Mark 12:19, Luke 20:28

husband's brother: or, next kinsman, Genesis 38:8, Genesis 38:9, Ruth 1:12, Ruth 1:13, Ruth 3:9, Ruth 4:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:31 - to come Leviticus 18:16 - General Ruth 1:11 - that they Ruth 2:20 - one of our Ruth 3:2 - is not Boaz Ruth 3:13 - if he will Matthew 14:4 - General

Verse 6

the firstborn: Genesis 28:8-2 Samuel :

that his name: Deuteronomy 9:14, Deuteronomy 29:20, Ruth 4:10-2 Kings :, Psalms 9:5, Psalms 109:13, brother's wife, or, next kinsman's wife, go up, Deuteronomy 21:19, Ruth 4:1-Judges :

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:9 - General Ruth 3:2 - is not Boaz Ruth 4:5 - to raise up 2 Samuel 14:7 - so they Matthew 14:4 - General

Verse 7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:19 - and bring Ruth 4:1 - to the gate Ruth 4:7 - a man plucked off

Verse 8

I like not: Ruth 4:6

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:21 - a mighty God

Verse 9

loose his shoe: Pulling off the shoe seems to express his being degraded to the situation of slaves, who generally went barefoot; and spitting in or rather before (biphney) his face, was a mark of the utmost ignominy. Ruth 4:7, Ruth 4:8, Isaiah 20:2, Mark 1:7, John 1:27

spit: Numbers 12:14, Job 30:10, Isaiah 50:6, Matthew 26:67, Matthew 27:30, Mark 10:34

So shall: Genesis 38:8-2 Samuel :, Ruth 4:10, Ruth 4:11, 1 Samuel 2:30

Verse 11

to deliver her husband: Romans 3:8, 1 Timothy 2:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:18 - men

Verse 12

Deuteronomy 19:13, Deuteronomy 19:21

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:16 - thine eye

Verse 13

in thy bag: Leviticus 19:35, Leviticus 19:36, Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 16:11, Proverbs 20:10, Ezekiel 45:10, Ezekiel 45:11, Amos 8:5, Micah 6:11, Micah 6:12

divers weights: Heb. a stone and a stone, Aivenwaaiven; because weights were anciently made of stone. Hence the expression, a stone weight, which is still in use, though the matter of which it is made be lead or iron, and the name itself shews us that a stone of a certain weight was formerly used.

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:15 - General Leviticus 19:15 - General Deuteronomy 16:20 - That which Micah 6:10 - and 1 Corinthians 6:9 - unrighteous 1 Thessalonians 4:6 - go

Verse 14

divers measures: Heb. an ephah and an ephah, Aiphah waaiphah; for this was the cost common measure among the Israelites, by which all the others were made and adjusted. They are not only forbidden to use divers weights and measures, one large or heavy to buy with, and another small and light to sell with, but they were not even allowed to keep such in the house. It is observable also, that these too common but dishonest actions are branded as "an abomination to the Lord," equally with idolatry, and other scandalous crimes. Deuteronomy 25:14

Verse 15

that thy days: Deuteronomy 4:40, Deuteronomy 5:16, Deuteronomy 5:33, Deuteronomy 6:18, Deuteronomy 11:9, Deuteronomy 17:20, Exodus 20:12, Psalms 34:12, Ephesians 6:3, 1 Peter 3:10

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:35 - in meteyard Deuteronomy 2:29 - into the land 1 Kings 3:14 - I will lengthen

Verse 16

all that do: Deuteronomy 18:12, Deuteronomy 22:5, Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 20:23, Amos 8:5-Judges :, 1 Corinthians 6:9-1 Kings :, 1 Thessalonians 4:6, Revelation 21:27

Reciprocal: Leviticus 18:27 - General Deuteronomy 17:1 - for that Proverbs 6:16 - an Proverbs 16:12 - an Romans 6:13 - unrighteousness

Verse 17

Exodus 17:8-Nehemiah :, Numbers 24:20, Numbers 25:17, Numbers 25:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:12 - Amalek Exodus 17:14 - for I will Numbers 10:25 - the rereward 1 Samuel 15:2 - Amalek 1 Samuel 27:9 - and the camels 2 Samuel 1:8 - an Amalekite 1 Chronicles 4:43 - the rest Matthew 5:43 - and hate

Verse 18

feared: Nehemiah 5:9, Nehemiah 5:15, Psalms 36:1, Proverbs 16:6, Romans 3:18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:17 - fear Leviticus 25:43 - but shalt Numbers 10:25 - the rereward Numbers 11:1 - the uttermost 2 Samuel 17:2 - weary

Verse 19

when the: Joshua 23:1

thou shalt: Deuteronomy 9:14, Exodus 17:14, Exodus 17:16, Joshua 6:3, Joshua 7:12, Joshua 7:22-Lamentations :, 1 Samuel 14:48, 1 Samuel 15:1-Habakkuk :, 1 Samuel 27:8, 1 Samuel 30:1-Judges :, 1 Chronicles 4:43, Esther 3:1, Esther 7:10, Esther 9:7-2 Samuel :, Psalms 83:7-Esther :

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:32 - blot me Leviticus 27:28 - no devoted Deuteronomy 7:24 - their name Deuteronomy 12:9 - General Deuteronomy 29:20 - blot out 2 Kings 14:27 - blot out Esther 3:2 - bowed not Psalms 109:13 - their name Lamentations 3:66 - under Hebrews 4:8 - had

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/deuteronomy-25.html.