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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Deuteronomy 8

 

 

Introduction
1An exhortation to obedience in regard of God's mercy and goodness in his dealings with Israel.

Verse 1
All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
4:1; 5:32,33; 6:1-3; Psalms 119:4-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,2

Verse 2
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
remember
7:18; Psalms 77:11; 106:7; Ephesians 2:11,12; 2 Peter 1:12,13; 3:1,2
led thee
1:3,33; 2:7; 29:5; Psalms 136:16; Amos 2:10
to humble
2 Chronicles 32:25,26; 33:12,19; Job 33:17; 42:5,6; Isaiah 2:17; Luke 18:14; James 4:6,10; 1 Peter 5:5,6
prove thee
16; 13:3; Genesis 22:1; Exodus 15:25; 16:4; 2 Chronicles 32:31; Psalms 81:7; Proverbs 17:3; Malachi 3:2,3; James 1:3; 1 Peter 1:7
to know
Jeremiah 17:9,10; John 2:25; Revelation 2:23

Verse 3
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
fed thee
Exodus 16:2,3,12-35; Psalms 78:23-25; 105:40; 1 Corinthians 10:3
doth
Psalms 37:3; 104:27-29; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4; 12:29,30; Hebrews 13:5,6

Verse 4
Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
29:5; Nehemiah 9:21; Matthew 26:25-30

Verse 5
Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
consider
4:9,23; Isaiah 1:3; Ezekiel 12:3; 18:28
as a man
2 Samuel 7:14; Job 5:17,18; Psalms 89:32; 94:12; Proverbs 3:12; 1 Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:5-11; Revelation 3:19

Verse 6
Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
walk
5:33; Exodus 18:20; 1 Samuel 12:24; 2 Chronicles 6:31; Psalms 128:1; Luke 1:6

Verse 7
For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
6:10,11; 11:10-12; Exodus 3:8; Nehemiah 9:24,25; Psalms 65:9-13; Ezekiel 20:6

Verse 8
A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
wheat
32:14; 2 Samuel 4:6; 1 Kings 5:11; Psalms 81:16; 147:14; Ezekiel 27:17
barley
2 Chronicles 2:10-15; John 6:9,13
vines
Isaiah 7:23; Jeremiah 5:17; Hosea 2:8,22; Micah 4:4; Habakkuk 3:17
oil olive
Heb. olive tree of oil.

Verse 9
A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
whose stones
33:25; Joshua 22:8; 1 Chronicles 22:14; Job 28:2

Verse 10
When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
thou hast
6:11,12; Psalms 103:2; Matthew 14:19; John 6:23; Romans 14:6; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 1 Timothy 4:4,5
then thou
1 Chronicles 29:14; Psalms 103:2; Proverbs 3:9

Verse 11
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
Psalms 106:21; Proverbs 1:32; 30:9; Ezekiel 16:10-15; Hosea 2:8,9

Verse 12
Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
Lest when
28:47; 31:20; 32:15; Proverbs 30:9; Hosea 13:5,6
and hast built
Ecclesiastes 2:4; Jeremiah 22:14,15; Ezekiel 11:3; Amos 5:11; Haggai 1:4; Luke 17:28

Verse 13
And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
Genesis 13:1-5; Job 1:3; Psalms 39:6; Luke 12:13-21

Verse 14
Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
thine heart
17:20; 2 Chronicles 26:16; 32:25; Jeremiah 2:31; 1 Corinthians 4:7,8
thou forget
11; Psalms 106:21; Jeremiah 2:6

Verse 15
Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
led thee
1:19; Psalms 136:16; Isaiah 63:12-14; Jeremiah 2:6
fiery serpents
Numbers 21:6; Hosea 13:5
who brought
Exodus 17:5; Numbers 20:11; Psalms 78:15,16; 105:41; 114:8; Isaiah 35:7; 1 Corinthians 10:4

Verse 16
Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
fed thee
3; Exodus 16:15
he might
to do thee
Lamentations 3:26-33; Jeremiah 24:5,6; Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Hebrews 12:10,11; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:7

Verse 17
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
thou say
7:17
My power
9:4; Isaiah 10:8-14; Daniel 4:30; Hosea 12:8; Habakkuk 1:16; 1 Corinthians 4:7

Verse 18
But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
he that
Psalms 127:1,2; 144:1; Proverbs 10:22; Hosea 2:8
that he may
7:8,12

Verse 19
And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
I testify against
4:26; 28:58-68; 29:25-28; 30:18,19; Joshua 23:13; 1 Samuel 12:25; Daniel 9:2; Amos 3:2; Zephaniah 1:18; 3:6; Luke 12:47,48; 13:3,5

Verse 20
As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.
so shall ye perish
2 Chronicles 36:16,17; Daniel 9:11,12

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 8:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-8.html.

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