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Deuteronomy 29

Overview

Deuteronomy 29:1, Moses exhorts them to obedience, by the memory of the works they had seen; Deuteronomy 29:10, All are presented before the Lord to enter into his covenant; Deuteronomy 29:18, The great wrath on him that flatters himself in his wickedness; Deuteronomy 29:29, Secret things belong unto God.

Verse 1

the words: Deuteronomy 29:12, Deuteronomy 29:21, Deuteronomy 29:25, Leviticus 26:44, Leviticus 26:45, 2 Kings 23:3, Jeremiah 11:2, Jeremiah 11:6, Jeremiah 34:18, Acts 3:25

beside the: Deuteronomy 4:10, Deuteronomy 4:13, Deuteronomy 4:23, Deuteronomy 5:2, Deuteronomy 5:3, Exodus 19:3-5, Exodus 24:2-8, Jeremiah 31:32, Hebrews 8:9

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:9 - General Joshua 24:25 - made 2 Kings 11:17 - made a covenant 2 Chronicles 5:10 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 15:12 - they entered 2 Chronicles 23:16 - made a covenant 2 Chronicles 34:31 - made a covenant Jeremiah 34:13 - I made Romans 9:4 - covenants

Verse 2

Ye have seen all: Exodus 8:12, Exodus 19:4, Joshua 24:5, Joshua 24:6, Psalms 78:43-51, Psalms 105:27-36

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 5:1 - all Israel Joshua 24:7 - your eyes Isaiah 42:20 - Seeing Isaiah 43:8 - General Jeremiah 44:2 - Ye have Hosea 11:2 - they called Hebrews 3:9 - and

Verse 3

Deuteronomy 4:32-35, Deuteronomy 7:18, Deuteronomy 7:19, Nehemiah 9:9-11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:34 - temptations Matthew 13:13 - General

Verse 4

Deuteronomy 2:30, Proverbs 20:12, Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 6:10, Isaiah 63:17, Ezekiel 36:26, Matthew 13:11-15, John 8:43, John 12:38-40, Acts 28:26, Acts 28:27, Romans 11:7-10, 2 Corinthians 3:15, Ephesians 4:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12, 2 Timothy 2:25, James 1:13-17

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 20:33 - had not Psalms 106:7 - Our Psalms 141:4 - Incline not Isaiah 29:18 - the deaf Jeremiah 5:21 - O foolish Jeremiah 6:10 - their ear Ezekiel 12:2 - which Daniel 9:13 - that we Matthew 13:13 - General Mark 4:12 - That seeing Mark 8:18 - see Luke 8:10 - that seeing John 3:3 - he cannot John 12:40 - that they Romans 11:8 - eyes 2 Timothy 3:7 - learning

Verse 5

I have led: Deuteronomy 1:3, Deuteronomy 8:2

your clothes: Deuteronomy 8:4, Nehemiah 9:21, Matthew 6:31, Matthew 6:32

and thy shoe: Joshua 9:5, Joshua 9:13, Matthew 10:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 7:7 - General Deuteronomy 2:7 - these forty

Verse 6

eaten bread: Deuteronomy 8:3, Exodus 16:12, Exodus 16:35, Nehemiah 9:15, Psalms 78:24, Psalms 78:25

neither have: Numbers 16:14, Numbers 20:8, 1 Corinthians 9:25, 1 Corinthians 10:4, Ephesians 5:18

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 20:28 - ye shall know 2 Chronicles 33:13 - knew Ezekiel 37:6 - ye shall

Verse 7

Deuteronomy 2:24-37, Deuteronomy 3:1-17, Numbers 21:21-35, Numbers 32:33-42, Psalms 135:10-12, Psalms 136:17-22

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:23 - Sihon would Numbers 21:24 - Israel Numbers 21:33 - they turned Numbers 21:35 - General Deuteronomy 2:33 - we smote Deuteronomy 4:47 - General Joshua 22:1 - Joshua Psalms 136:19 - General

Verse 8

Deuteronomy 3:12, Deuteronomy 3:13, Numbers 32:33

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:23 - Sihon would Numbers 21:35 - General Deuteronomy 2:33 - we smote Deuteronomy 4:47 - General Joshua 22:1 - Joshua Joshua 22:4 - get

Verse 9

Deuteronomy 29:1, Deuteronomy 4:6, Joshua 1:7, 1 Kings 2:3, Psalms 25:10, Psalms 103:17, Psalms 103:18, Isaiah 56:1, Isaiah 56:2, Isaiah 56:4-7, Jeremiah 50:5, Luke 11:28, Hebrews 13:20, Hebrews 13:21

Verse 10

Deuteronomy 4:10, Deuteronomy 31:12, Deuteronomy 31:13, 2 Chronicles 23:16, 2 Chronicles 34:29-32, Nehemiah 8:2, Nehemiah 9:1, Nehemiah 9:2, Nehemiah 9:38, Nehemiah 10:28, Joel 2:16, Joel 2:17, Revelation 6:15, Revelation 20:12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 5:1 - all Israel Deuteronomy 5:3 - General Deuteronomy 11:2 - And know Deuteronomy 31:28 - Gather unto me Joshua 8:33 - all Israel Joshua 24:25 - made Judges 2:20 - transgressed Ruth 4:2 - the elders 2 Kings 17:15 - his covenant 2 Kings 17:35 - With whom 2 Kings 23:3 - made a covenant 1 Chronicles 28:8 - in the audience 2 Chronicles 5:10 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 20:13 - all Judah 2 Chronicles 34:31 - made a covenant Psalms 105:7 - the Lord Jeremiah 11:4 - I commanded Ezekiel 16:59 - which Joel 1:14 - the elders

Verse 11

stranger: Deuteronomy 5:14, Exodus 12:38, Exodus 12:48, Exodus 12:49, Numbers 11:4

the hewer: Joshua 9:21-27, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11

Reciprocal: Numbers 9:14 - General Joshua 8:33 - all Israel Joshua 8:35 - women 2 Kings 6:4 - they cut down wood Ezekiel 16:20 - thy sons Joel 1:14 - the elders Joel 2:16 - assemble Mark 10:14 - Suffer Luke 18:16 - Suffer Acts 5:14 - multitudes Acts 21:5 - with

Verse 12

thou shouldest: Deuteronomy 5:2, Deuteronomy 5:3, Exodus 19:5, Exodus 19:6, Joshua 24:25, 2 Kings 11:17, 2 Chronicles 15:12-15

enter: Heb. pass, This is an allusion to the solemn ceremony used by several ancient nations, when they entered into a covenant with each other. The victims, slain as a sacrifice on this occasion, were divided, and and parts laid asunder: the contracting parties then passed between them, imprecating, as a curse on those who violated the sacred compact, that they might in like manner be cut asunder - Genesis 15:10. St. Cyril, in his work against Julian, shows that passing between the divided parts of a victim was used also among the Chaldeans and other people.

into his oath: Deuteronomy 29:14, 2 Chronicles 15:12-15, Nehemiah 10:28, Nehemiah 10:29

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:41 - General Exodus 34:10 - I make Deuteronomy 28:9 - sworn Deuteronomy 29:19 - this curse Joshua 9:6 - make ye Ezra 10:3 - let us make Jeremiah 34:18 - when Ezekiel 16:20 - thy sons Ezekiel 17:15 - Shall he prosper Mark 10:14 - Suffer Acts 5:14 - multitudes Acts 21:5 - with Hebrews 8:9 - the covenant Hebrews 9:20 - testament

Verse 13

establish: Deuteronomy 7:6, Deuteronomy 26:18, Deuteronomy 26:19, Deuteronomy 28:9

he may be: Genesis 17:7, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 28:13-15, Exodus 6:7, Jeremiah 31:31-33, Jeremiah 32:38, Hebrews 11:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:8 - their

Verse 14

Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8:7-12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:12 - into his oath Esther 9:27 - and upon their seed

Verse 15

also with him: Deuteronomy 5:3, Jeremiah 32:39, Jeremiah 50:5, Acts 2:39, 1 Corinthians 7:14

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 28:8 - in the audience Esther 9:27 - and upon their seed Job 36:12 - if

Verse 16

through the nations: Deuteronomy 2:4, Deuteronomy 2:9, Deuteronomy 2:19, Deuteronomy 2:24, Deuteronomy 3:1, Deuteronomy 3:2

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 16:26 - with the Ezekiel 20:7 - defile Ezekiel 23:3 - in Egypt

Verse 17

idols: Heb. dungy gods, Deuteronomy 29:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:15 - an abomination Ezekiel 16:26 - with the Ezekiel 20:32 - to serve Revelation 17:4 - abominations

Verse 18

among you man: Deuteronomy 11:16, Deuteronomy 11:17, Deuteronomy 13:1-15, Deuteronomy 17:2-7, Hebrews 3:12

among you a root: Jeremiah 9:15, Hosea 10:4, Amos 6:12, Acts 8:23, Hebrews 12:15

gall and wormwood: or, a poisonful herb, Heb. rosh

Reciprocal: Numbers 5:18 - the bitter water Deuteronomy 30:1 - the blessing Deuteronomy 30:17 - if thine Deuteronomy 31:29 - and evil Deuteronomy 32:32 - their grapes Joshua 24:15 - or the gods Judges 2:12 - forsook 2 Kings 22:16 - all the words 2 Chronicles 15:13 - whether small 2 Chronicles 34:21 - great 2 Chronicles 36:17 - who slew Psalms 69:24 - Pour Proverbs 14:34 - but Isaiah 34:5 - the people Jeremiah 26:4 - If Jeremiah 28:8 - prophesied Jeremiah 36:7 - for Lamentations 1:5 - for Lamentations 2:17 - done Ezekiel 33:26 - and shall Daniel 9:27 - that determined Amos 5:7 - turn Revelation 8:11 - Wormwood

Verse 19

this curse: Deuteronomy 29:12, Genesis 2:17

that he bless: Deuteronomy 17:2, Numbers 15:30, Numbers 15:39, Psalms 10:4-6, Psalms 10:11, Psalms 49:18, Psalms 94:6, Psalms 94:7, Proverbs 29:1, Jeremiah 5:12, Jeremiah 5:13, Jeremiah 7:3-11, Jeremiah 28:15-17, Jeremiah 44:16, Jeremiah 44:17, Jeremiah 44:27, Ezekiel 13:16, Ezekiel 13:22, Ephesians 5:6

though I walk: Numbers 15:30, Ecclesiastes 11:9, Romans 1:21, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Ephesians 4:17

imagination: or, stubborness, Jeremiah 3:17, Jeremiah 7:24, *marg.

to add: A very forcible metaphor, denoting the natural progress and increasing avidity of sinful passions and depraved inclinations; which lead men to drink down iniquity as the drunkard does his liquor, without regard to the consequences. Some render, "to add thirst to drunkenness;" and then it implies the insatiableness of men's sinful passions, which hanker for more and more indulgence after the greatest excesses.

drunkenness to thirst: Heb. the drunken to the thirsty

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:4 - Ye Genesis 4:11 - General Genesis 6:5 - every imagination Numbers 25:6 - in the sight of Moses Deuteronomy 11:28 - General Judges 2:14 - the anger 2 Chronicles 18:26 - until I return Job 34:7 - General Psalms 10:3 - and blesseth Psalms 36:2 - For he Proverbs 3:33 - curse Proverbs 23:35 - I will Isaiah 30:1 - the rebellious Isaiah 65:2 - after Jeremiah 2:25 - after Jeremiah 11:3 - General Jeremiah 16:12 - imagination Jeremiah 18:12 - we will walk Jeremiah 23:17 - imagination Jeremiah 35:17 - Behold Jeremiah 36:23 - he cut Jeremiah 36:29 - Thou hast Jeremiah 42:14 - we will go Jeremiah 42:21 - but Zechariah 5:3 - the curse Zechariah 11:5 - Blessed Malachi 4:6 - and smite Luke 1:51 - the imagination Luke 21:22 - all Luke 21:34 - surfeiting 1 Thessalonians 5:3 - Peace

Verse 20

will not spare: Psalms 78:50, Proverbs 6:34, Isaiah 27:11, Jeremiah 13:14, Ezekiel 5:11, Ezekiel 7:4, Ezekiel 7:9, Ezekiel 8:18, Ezekiel 9:10, Ezekiel 14:7, Ezekiel 14:8, Ezekiel 24:14, Romans 8:32, Romans 11:21, 2 Peter 2:4, 2 Peter 2:5

the anger: Psalms 74:1

his jealousy: Exodus 20:5, Exodus 34:14, Psalms 78:58, Psalms 79:5, Song of Solomon 8:6, Ezekiel 8:3, Ezekiel 8:5, Ezekiel 23:25, Ezekiel 36:5, Nahum 1:2, Zephaniah 1:18, 1 Corinthians 10:22

smoke: Psalms 18:8, Psalms 74:1, Hebrews 12:29

all the curses: Deuteronomy 27:15-26, Deuteronomy 28:15-68

blot out: Deuteronomy 9:14, Deuteronomy 25:19, Exodus 32:32, Exodus 32:33, Psalms 69:28, Ezekiel 14:7, Ezekiel 14:8, Revelation 3:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:14 - send all Numbers 15:30 - doeth ought Numbers 25:11 - that I Deuteronomy 4:24 - a jealous God Deuteronomy 7:24 - their name Deuteronomy 25:6 - that his name Deuteronomy 28:45 - Moreover Deuteronomy 28:46 - a sign Deuteronomy 28:59 - General Deuteronomy 29:27 - all the curses Deuteronomy 31:17 - my anger Deuteronomy 32:22 - For a fire Joshua 8:34 - blessings Judges 2:14 - the anger Judges 3:8 - was hot Judges 10:7 - was hot 2 Kings 14:27 - blot out 2 Kings 17:18 - removed Esther 1:12 - burned Job 6:10 - let him not Job 16:13 - doth Job 20:29 - the portion Job 27:22 - not spare Psalms 37:20 - smoke Psalms 78:63 - fire Psalms 80:4 - be angry Psalms 90:11 - General Psalms 109:13 - their name Isaiah 30:14 - he shall not Isaiah 65:5 - a fire Jeremiah 2:25 - after Jeremiah 11:3 - General Jeremiah 23:30 - General Lamentations 3:3 - General Lamentations 3:66 - under Ezekiel 5:8 - even I Ezekiel 22:21 - and blow Ezekiel 38:19 - in my Daniel 9:11 - the curse Luke 1:51 - the imagination Romans 4:15 - Because Galatians 3:10 - under

Verse 21

separate: Joshua 7:1-26, Ezekiel 13:9, Malachi 3:18, Matthew 24:51, Matthew 25:32, Matthew 25:41, Matthew 25:46

are written: Heb. is written

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:45 - Moreover Deuteronomy 29:1 - the words Deuteronomy 29:27 - all the curses Joshua 8:34 - blessings Isaiah 28:21 - his strange Isaiah 43:28 - and have Jeremiah 11:8 - therefore Jeremiah 29:18 - to be a curse Jeremiah 31:32 - which Jeremiah 42:18 - ye shall be

Verse 22

which the Lord hath laid upon it: Heb. wherewith the Lord hath made it sick, Deuteronomy 29:22

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:37 - become Ezra 9:7 - for our iniquities Psalms 9:16 - known Isaiah 24:6 - hath Jeremiah 9:12 - for Jeremiah 20:2 - the stocks Jeremiah 42:18 - ye shall be Lamentations 1:18 - hear Lamentations 2:15 - that pass Ezekiel 24:8 - I have set Hosea 7:12 - as their Mark 13:19 - in those

Verse 23

brimstone: Job 18:15, Isaiah 34:9, Luke 17:29, Revelation 19:20

salt: Judges 9:45, Psalms 107:34, Jeremiah 17:6, Ezekiel 47:11, Zephaniah 2:9, Luke 14:34, Luke 14:35

like the: Genesis 14:2, Genesis 19:24, Genesis 19:25, Jeremiah 20:16, Hosea 11:8, Hosea 11:9, Amos 4:11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:32 - And I 2 Kings 22:13 - great 2 Kings 22:19 - a desolation Job 18:20 - astonied Job 39:6 - barren land Psalms 18:8 - went Isaiah 1:9 - we should Isaiah 5:6 - I will lay Isaiah 13:19 - when God overthrew Isaiah 24:3 - shall Jeremiah 4:26 - the fruitful Jeremiah 14:4 - the ground Jeremiah 15:14 - a fire Jeremiah 18:16 - make Jeremiah 22:8 - General Jeremiah 49:18 - in the Jeremiah 50:40 - General Ezekiel 5:8 - in the Ezekiel 16:46 - thy younger sister Ezekiel 16:50 - therefore Ezekiel 36:30 - reproach Ezekiel 36:34 - General Zechariah 8:13 - a curse 2 Peter 2:6 - turning Revelation 14:10 - be Revelation 18:9 - the smoke

Verse 24

1 Kings 9:8, 1 Kings 9:9, 2 Chronicles 7:21, 2 Chronicles 7:22, Jeremiah 22:8, Jeremiah 22:9, Lamentations 2:15-17, Lamentations 4:12, Ezekiel 14:23, Romans 2:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 11:8 - a great anger Leviticus 26:32 - and your Deuteronomy 31:17 - Are not these Judges 6:13 - why then Judges 21:3 - why is 1 Samuel 4:3 - Wherefore 1 Kings 14:15 - this good land 2 Kings 18:12 - they obeyed not 2 Kings 22:17 - have forsaken 2 Chronicles 6:36 - thou be angry 2 Chronicles 28:6 - because Ezra 5:12 - he gave Job 18:20 - astonied Psalms 18:8 - went Isaiah 23:8 - Who hath Jeremiah 5:19 - Wherefore Jeremiah 6:18 - hear Jeremiah 16:10 - Wherefore Jeremiah 40:2 - The Lord Ezekiel 5:15 - an instruction Ezekiel 12:16 - and they Ezekiel 20:48 - General Ezekiel 21:5 - all Ezekiel 22:4 - have I Ezekiel 32:10 - amazed Amos 3:9 - and behold

Verse 25

Because: Isaiah 47:6, Jeremiah 40:2, Jeremiah 40:3, Jeremiah 50:7

they have forsaken: 1 Kings 19:10-14, Isaiah 24:1-6, Jeremiah 22:9, Jeremiah 31:32, Hebrews 8:9

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:23 - lest ye forget Deuteronomy 8:19 - I testify against Deuteronomy 17:2 - in transgressing Deuteronomy 29:1 - the words Judges 2:12 - forsook 1 Kings 9:9 - Because 1 Kings 19:14 - forsaken 2 Kings 17:15 - his covenant 2 Chronicles 24:20 - because Isaiah 1:4 - forsaken Isaiah 65:11 - they that Jeremiah 16:10 - Wherefore Ezekiel 16:59 - which

Verse 26

they went: Judges 2:12, Judges 2:13, Judges 5:8, 2 Kings 17:7-18, 2 Chronicles 36:12-17, Jeremiah 19:3-13, Jeremiah 44:2-6

gods whom: Deuteronomy 28:64

whom he had: etc. or, who had not given to them any portion, given. Heb. divided.

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:7 - will I cut 2 Kings 17:15 - his covenant 2 Chronicles 24:20 - because Jeremiah 17:4 - for Jeremiah 44:3 - gods

Verse 27

all the curses: Deuteronomy 29:20, Deuteronomy 29:21, Deuteronomy 27:15-26, Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Leviticus 26:14-46, Daniel 9:11-14

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 17:6 - carried 2 Kings 23:27 - I will remove

Verse 28

rooted them: Deuteronomy 28:25, Deuteronomy 28:36, Deuteronomy 28:64, 1 Kings 14:15, 2 Kings 17:18, 2 Kings 17:23, 2 Chronicles 7:20, Psalms 52:5, Proverbs 2:22, Jeremiah 42:10, Luke 21:23, Luke 21:24

as it is this day: Deuteronomy 6:24, Deuteronomy 8:18, Ezra 9:7, Daniel 9:7

Reciprocal: Numbers 33:56 - General Deuteronomy 4:26 - ye shall Deuteronomy 28:46 - a sign Joshua 23:13 - until ye perish 1 Kings 8:46 - unto the land 1 Kings 14:22 - they provoked 2 Kings 17:6 - carried 2 Kings 23:27 - I will remove 2 Kings 24:3 - remove them Isaiah 24:3 - shall Jeremiah 16:13 - will I Hebrews 6:8 - beareth

Verse 29

secret: Job 11:6, Job 11:7, Job 28:28, Psalms 25:14, Proverbs 3:32, Jeremiah 23:18, Daniel 2:18, Daniel 2:19, Daniel 2:22, Daniel 2:27-30, Daniel 4:9, Amos 3:7, Matthew 13:35, John 15:15, John 21:22, Acts 1:7, Romans 11:33, Romans 11:34, Romans 16:25, Romans 16:26, 1 Corinthians 2:16

revealed: Psalms 78:2-7, Isaiah 8:20, Matthew 11:27-30, Matthew 13:11, John 20:31, Romans 16:26, 2 Timothy 1:5, 2 Timothy 3:16

and to our: Deuteronomy 6:7, Deuteronomy 30:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:29 - Wherefore Deuteronomy 4:9 - teach them Deuteronomy 31:12 - that they may 1 Samuel 6:19 - he smote Job 15:8 - the secret Job 33:13 - giveth not account Proverbs 25:2 - the glory Isaiah 45:19 - spoken Jeremiah 3:17 - imagination John 21:23 - what Colossians 2:18 - intruding Revelation 10:4 - Seal up

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 29". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/deuteronomy-29.html.