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Deuteronomy 6

Introduction

Overview

Deuteronomy 6:1, Deuteronomy 6:2, The end of the law is obedience; v.3-19, an exhortation thereto; Deuteronomy 6:20-25, what they are to teach their children.

Verse 1

the commandments: Deuteronomy 4:1, Deuteronomy 4:5, Deuteronomy 4:14, Deuteronomy 4:45, Deuteronomy 5:31, Deuteronomy 12:1, Leviticus 27:34, Numbers 36:13, Ezekiel 37:24

go to possess it: Heb. pass over.

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:16 - make Exodus 18:20 - teach Exodus 24:3 - all the judgments Leviticus 18:4 - General Leviticus 19:37 - General Leviticus 26:46 - the statutes Deuteronomy 6:17 - General Deuteronomy 7:1 - the Lord Deuteronomy 8:1 - General Deuteronomy 11:1 - his statutes Deuteronomy 26:1 - General Deuteronomy 26:16 - This day Deuteronomy 27:2 - on the day Joshua 1:8 - observe 2 Samuel 22:23 - judgments 1 Kings 2:3 - statutes 1 Kings 8:58 - his commandments 2 Kings 17:37 - the statutes 2 Kings 23:3 - his commandments 1 Chronicles 28:8 - that ye may 2 Chronicles 33:8 - to do all Ezra 9:12 - that ye may Nehemiah 1:7 - the commandments Psalms 105:45 - That Psalms 147:19 - his statutes Isaiah 2:3 - he will teach Isaiah 28:10 - For precept Ezekiel 18:9 - walked Ezekiel 20:19 - walk Micah 4:2 - and he Acts 7:38 - who

Verse 2

fear: See note on Deuteronomy 4:10, Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 10:13, Deuteronomy 10:20, Deuteronomy 13:4, Genesis 22:12, Exodus 20:20, Job 28:28, Psalms 111:10, Psalms 128:1, Proverbs 16:6, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Luke 12:5, 1 Peter 1:17

and thy son: Deuteronomy 6:7, Genesis 18:19, Psalms 78:4-8

thy days: Deuteronomy 4:40, Deuteronomy 5:16, Deuteronomy 5:33, Deuteronomy 22:7, Proverbs 3:1, Proverbs 3:2, Proverbs 3:16, 1 Peter 3:10, 1 Peter 3:11

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:20 - teach Leviticus 19:37 - General Deuteronomy 6:13 - fear Deuteronomy 6:17 - General Deuteronomy 6:24 - to fear Deuteronomy 11:9 - prolong Deuteronomy 11:21 - your days Deuteronomy 12:1 - the statutes Joshua 4:24 - ye might 2 Samuel 22:23 - judgments 1 Kings 2:3 - statutes 1 Kings 8:40 - fear thee 2 Kings 17:37 - the statutes Ezra 9:12 - that ye may Job 42:17 - General Psalms 34:12 - What Psalms 105:45 - That Proverbs 4:10 - the Proverbs 9:11 - General Jeremiah 11:7 - in the Jeremiah 42:6 - that it Ezekiel 18:9 - walked Luke 1:75 - General

Verse 3

and observe: Deuteronomy 4:6, Deuteronomy 5:32, Ecclesiastes 8:12, Isaiah 3:10

that ye may: Genesis 12:2, Genesis 13:16, Genesis 15:5, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 28:14, Exodus 1:7, Acts 7:17

in the land: Exodus 3:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:11 - Observe Numbers 13:27 - General Deuteronomy 4:40 - it may go Deuteronomy 5:29 - that it might Psalms 86:10 - God Jeremiah 7:23 - Obey Jeremiah 11:5 - a land Jeremiah 42:6 - that it Ezekiel 20:6 - flowing Romans 2:13 - For not Ephesians 6:3 - General

Verse 4

Shema Yisrael, Yehowah, Elohainoo, Yehowah aichod. "Hear, Israel, Jehovah, our God, is one Jehovah." On this passage the Jews lay great stress; and it is one of the four passages which they write on their phylacteries. On the word Elohim, Simeon ben Joachi says: "Come and see the mystery of the word Elohim. There are three degrees, and each degree is by itself alone, and yet they are all one, and joined together in one, and are not divided from each other."

the Lord: Deuteronomy 4:35, Deuteronomy 4:36, Deuteronomy 5:6, 1 Kings 18:21, 2 Kings 19:5, 1 Chronicles 29:10, Isaiah 42:8, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 44:8, Isaiah 45:5, Isaiah 45:6, Jeremiah 10:10, Jeremiah 10:11, Mark 12:29-32, John 17:8, 1 Corinthians 8:4-6, 1 Timothy 2:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:2 - the Lord Nehemiah 9:6 - even thou Psalms 86:10 - God Isaiah 43:11 - General Mark 11:14 - No Mark 12:32 - for Galatians 3:20 - but James 2:19 - General 1 John 5:7 - and these

Verse 5

thou shalt: Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 11:13, Deuteronomy 30:6, Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, Mark 12:33, Luke 10:27, 1 John 5:3

God with all: Deuteronomy 4:29, 2 Kings 23:25, Matthew 10:37, John 14:20, John 14:21, 2 Corinthians 5:14, 2 Corinthians 5:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:2 - the Lord Exodus 20:3 - General Numbers 14:24 - followed me Numbers 18:30 - the best Deuteronomy 5:10 - love me Deuteronomy 13:3 - ye love the Lord your God Deuteronomy 26:16 - keep Deuteronomy 30:2 - with all thine heart Joshua 22:5 - love Joshua 23:11 - Take good Judges 5:31 - them that Judges 16:15 - when thine 2 Samuel 6:14 - with all his 1 Kings 2:4 - with all their heart 1 Kings 3:3 - loved 1 Kings 8:48 - And so return 2 Kings 23:3 - with all their heart 2 Chronicles 31:21 - he did it 2 Chronicles 34:31 - with all Psalms 86:12 - with all Proverbs 23:26 - give Romans 7:14 - the law Romans 8:28 - them 1 John 2:7 - but

Verse 6

shall be: Deuteronomy 11:18, Deuteronomy 32:46, Psalms 37:31, Psalms 40:8, Psalms 119:11, Psalms 119:98, Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 2:11, Proverbs 3:1-3, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 7:3, Isaiah 51:7, Jeremiah 31:33, Luke 2:51, Luke 8:15, 2 Corinthians 3:3, Colossians 3:16, 2 John 1:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:19 - command Exodus 13:9 - a sign Leviticus 11:3 - cheweth Numbers 15:39 - remember Deuteronomy 5:10 - love me Deuteronomy 11:13 - to love Deuteronomy 17:19 - General Deuteronomy 31:12 - men Joshua 1:8 - book Joshua 22:5 - take 1 Kings 8:48 - And so return 2 Chronicles 17:9 - the book Job 22:22 - lay up Psalms 19:7 - law Psalms 103:18 - remember Psalms 105:2 - talk ye Psalms 119:97 - O how Proverbs 3:21 - let Proverbs 4:4 - Let Malachi 3:16 - spake John 5:38 - ye have John 15:7 - my Acts 8:28 - and sitting Ephesians 4:29 - that which Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 7

And thou shalt: Deuteronomy 6:2, Deuteronomy 4:9, Deuteronomy 4:10, Deuteronomy 11:19, Genesis 18:19, Exodus 12:26, Exodus 12:27, Exodus 13:14, Exodus 13:15, Psalms 78:4-6, Ephesians 6:4

teach: Heb. whet, or sharpen

shalt talk: Ruth 2:4, Ruth 2:12, Ruth 4:11, Psalms 37:30, Psalms 40:9, Psalms 40:10, Psalms 119:46, Psalms 129:8, Proverbs 6:22, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 15:2, Proverbs 15:7, Malachi 3:16, Matthew 12:35, Luke 6:45, Ephesians 4:29, Colossians 4:6, 1 Peter 3:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 50:1 - fell Exodus 13:16 - frontlets Leviticus 11:3 - cheweth Deuteronomy 6:20 - when thy son Deuteronomy 29:29 - and to our Deuteronomy 31:12 - men Deuteronomy 31:13 - General Deuteronomy 31:19 - and teach it Deuteronomy 32:46 - General Job 8:10 - Shall not Psalms 77:12 - talk Psalms 78:5 - For he Psalms 101:2 - walk Psalms 119:172 - tongue Psalms 145:4 - generation Proverbs 22:6 - a child Isaiah 38:19 - the father Joel 1:3 - General Luke 24:14 - General Acts 8:28 - and sitting

Verse 8

Deuteronomy 11:18, Exodus 13:9, Exodus 13:16, Numbers 15:38, Numbers 15:39, Proverbs 3:3, Proverbs 6:21, Proverbs 7:3, Matthew 23:5, Hebrews 2:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 50:1 - fell Deuteronomy 27:3 - a land Revelation 13:16 - or

Verse 9

Deuteronomy 11:20, Exodus 12:7, Job 19:23-25, Isaiah 30:8, Isaiah 57:8, Habakkuk 2:2

Reciprocal: Proverbs 7:3 - General

Verse 10

land: Genesis 13:15-17, Genesis 15:18, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 28:13

great: Joshua 24:13, Nehemiah 9:25, Psalms 78:55, Psalms 105:44

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:7 - Unto thy Genesis 50:24 - sware Numbers 14:7 - an exceeding good land Deuteronomy 6:23 - to give us Deuteronomy 7:1 - the Lord Deuteronomy 8:7 - General Deuteronomy 19:1 - hath cut Deuteronomy 26:10 - and worship Deuteronomy 31:20 - when Deuteronomy 32:15 - then he Joshua 5:12 - but they did eat Joshua 11:14 - the spoil 2 Chronicles 12:1 - he forsook Psalms 62:10 - riches Proverbs 30:9 - I be full Jeremiah 2:7 - brought Jeremiah 32:22 - which Hosea 2:7 - for Hosea 13:6 - therefore Matthew 19:23 - That Mark 10:22 - for Luke 17:27 - General Luke 18:24 - How Acts 7:5 - yet Romans 11:9 - their table 1 Timothy 6:17 - that they

Verse 11

when thou: Deuteronomy 7:12-18, Deuteronomy 8:10-20, Deuteronomy 32:15, Judges 3:7, Proverbs 30:8, Proverbs 30:9, Jeremiah 2:31, Jeremiah 2:32, Ezekiel 16:10-20, Matthew 19:23, Matthew 19:24

Reciprocal: Numbers 14:7 - an exceeding good land Deuteronomy 8:7 - General Deuteronomy 11:15 - eat and be full Joshua 5:12 - but they did eat Joshua 11:14 - the spoil Psalms 105:44 - inherited Jeremiah 2:7 - brought Ezekiel 28:5 - and thine Joel 2:26 - ye shall Luke 6:25 - full Luke 12:19 - Soul Acts 7:5 - yet

Verse 12

bondage: Heb. bondmen, or servants, Deuteronomy 6:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:3 - out of the Deuteronomy 4:23 - lest ye forget Deuteronomy 8:10 - thou hast Deuteronomy 32:18 - forgotten 2 Kings 17:38 - ye shall not forget Job 8:13 - that forget God Psalms 44:17 - yet Isaiah 17:10 - thou hast Jeremiah 34:13 - out of Ezekiel 28:5 - and thine Hosea 2:13 - forgat Joel 2:26 - ye shall Luke 6:25 - full Luke 12:19 - Soul Colossians 2:8 - Beware

Verse 13

fear: Deuteronomy 6:2, Deuteronomy 5:29, Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 10:20, Deuteronomy 13:4, Matthew 4:10, Luke 4:8

and serve him: Our Saviour quotes these words thus: "And him only (בץפש לןםש), shalt thou serve;" from which it would appear, that the word levaddo was anciently in the Hebrew Text, as it was in the Septuagint, Coptic, Vulgate (illi soli), and Anglo-Saxon. Dr. Kennicott argues that without the word only, the text would not have conclusive for the purpose for which our Lord advanced it. It is proper, however, to observe, that the word levaddo is not found in any manuscript yet collated, though retained in the above versions.

shalt swear: Leviticus 19:12, Joshua 2:12, Psalms 15:4, Psalms 63:11, Isaiah 45:23, Isaiah 65:16, Jeremiah 4:2, Jeremiah 5:2, Jeremiah 5:7, Jeremiah 12:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:23 - swear Genesis 24:3 - swear Genesis 31:53 - fear Genesis 42:15 - By the life Exodus 23:25 - And ye Deuteronomy 5:11 - General Deuteronomy 28:58 - fear this glorious 1 Samuel 7:3 - serve him 1 Samuel 20:3 - sware 1 Kings 8:40 - fear thee 2 Kings 17:36 - him shall ye fear 2 Chronicles 30:8 - serve Nehemiah 13:25 - made them Isaiah 48:1 - which swear

Verse 14

not go: Deuteronomy 8:19, Deuteronomy 11:28, Exodus 34:14-16, Jeremiah 25:6, 1 John 5:21

of the gods: Deuteronomy 13:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:2 - strange Exodus 20:3 - General Judges 2:12 - other gods 2 Chronicles 28:6 - because Psalms 81:9 - strange Jeremiah 7:6 - neither walk Matthew 4:10 - Thou shalt 2 Corinthians 6:16 - what

Verse 15

is a jealous: Deuteronomy 4:24, Exodus 20:5, Amos 3:2, 1 Corinthians 10:22

lest: Deuteronomy 7:4, Deuteronomy 11:17, Numbers 32:10-15, 2 Chronicles 36:16, Psalms 90:7, Psalms 90:11

destroy: Genesis 7:4, Exodus 32:12, 1 Kings 13:34, Amos 9:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:14 - jealous God Judges 2:12 - other gods 2 Chronicles 28:6 - because Jeremiah 7:6 - neither walk Jeremiah 28:16 - I will Ezekiel 8:3 - provoketh 2 Corinthians 6:16 - what

Verse 16

tempt: Matthew 4:7, Luke 4:12

tempted him: Exodus 17:2, Exodus 17:7, Numbers 20:3, Numbers 20:4, Numbers 20:13, Numbers 21:4, Numbers 21:5, Psalms 95:8, Psalms 95:9, 1 Corinthians 10:9, Hebrews 3:8, Hebrews 3:9

Reciprocal: Psalms 78:41 - Yea Isaiah 7:12 - tempt Mark 8:11 - tempting

Verse 17

Deuteronomy 6:1, Deuteronomy 6:2, Deuteronomy 11:13, Deuteronomy 11:22, Exodus 15:26, Psalms 119:4, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Titus 3:8, Hebrews 6:11, 2 Peter 1:5-10, 2 Peter 3:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:45 - These Deuteronomy 26:16 - keep Joshua 22:5 - take 2 Kings 17:15 - testimonies 2 Chronicles 30:8 - serve Psalms 119:2 - keep

Verse 18

shalt do: Deuteronomy 8:11, Deuteronomy 12:25, Deuteronomy 12:28, Deuteronomy 13:18, Exodus 15:26, Psalms 19:11, Isaiah 3:10, Ezekiel 18:5, Ezekiel 18:19, Ezekiel 18:21, Ezekiel 18:27, Ezekiel 33:14, Ezekiel 33:16, Ezekiel 33:19, Hosea 14:9, John 8:29, Romans 12:2

that it may: Deuteronomy 4:40, Deuteronomy 5:29, Deuteronomy 5:33

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:23 - to give us Deuteronomy 11:9 - sware Deuteronomy 25:15 - that thy days 2 Kings 17:15 - testimonies 2 Kings 18:3 - right in the sight Jeremiah 2:7 - brought Jeremiah 32:22 - which Ephesians 6:3 - General

Verse 19

Exodus 23:28-30, Numbers 33:52, Numbers 33:53, Judges 2:1-3, Judges 3:1-4

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:1 - the Lord

Verse 20

when thy son: Deuteronomy 6:7, Exodus 12:26, Exodus 13:14, Joshua 4:6, Joshua 4:7, Joshua 4:21-24, Proverbs 22:6

in time to come: Heb. to-morrow

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:2 - And that Exodus 21:1 - the judgments Deuteronomy 4:45 - These Joshua 22:24 - In time to come Ezekiel 17:12 - Know Ephesians 6:4 - but

Verse 21

Exodus 20:2, Nehemiah 9:9, Nehemiah 9:10, Psalms 136:10-12, Isaiah 51:1, Jeremiah 32:20, Jeremiah 32:21, Romans 6:17, Romans 6:18, Ephesians 2:11, Ephesians 2:12

We were: Deuteronomy 5:6, Deuteronomy 5:15, Deuteronomy 15:15, Deuteronomy 26:5-9

with a mighty: Exodus 3:19, Exodus 13:3

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:34 - by a mighty Joshua 4:6 - when your Psalms 105:45 - That Acts 7:36 - after

Verse 22

showed: Deuteronomy 4:34, Exodus 7:1 - Exodus 12:51, Exodus 14:1-31, Psalms 135:9

sore: Heb. evil

before: Deuteronomy 1:30, Deuteronomy 3:21, Deuteronomy 4:3, Deuteronomy 7:19, Psalms 58:10, Psalms 58:11, Psalms 91:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:14 - that Exodus 3:20 - smite Psalms 78:12 - Marvellous Psalms 78:43 - How Psalms 106:21 - which Jeremiah 32:20 - hast set Acts 7:36 - after

Verse 23

Exodus 13:5

to give us: Deuteronomy 6:10, Deuteronomy 6:18, Deuteronomy 1:8, Deuteronomy 1:35

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:1 - the Lord Jeremiah 32:22 - which

Verse 24

to fear: Deuteronomy 6:2

for our good: Deuteronomy 10:13, Job 35:7, Job 35:8, Proverbs 9:12, Isaiah 3:10, Jeremiah 32:39, Matthew 6:33, Romans 6:21, Romans 6:22

he might: Deuteronomy 4:1, Deuteronomy 4:4, Deuteronomy 8:1, Deuteronomy 8:3, Psalms 41:2, Psalms 66:9, Proverbs 22:4, Romans 10:5

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:28 - as it is this day

Verse 25

Deuteronomy 24:13, Leviticus 18:5, Psalms 106:30, Psalms 106:31, Psalms 119:6, Proverbs 12:28, Ezekiel 20:11, Luke 10:28, Luke 10:29, Romans 10:3, Romans 10:5, Romans 10:6, Galatians 3:12, James 2:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:9 - tree of knowledge Exodus 34:11 - Observe Deuteronomy 5:32 - observe

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 6". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/deuteronomy-6.html.