Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 21:8

And I will not make the feet of Israel wander anymore from the land which I gave their fathers, if only they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that My servant Moses commanded them."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Manasseh;   Obedience;   Rulers;   The Topic Concordance - Obedience;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Manasseh, king of judah;   Zephaniah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Kings, the Books of;   Manasseh (2);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chronicles, I;   Israel;   Magic, Divination, and Sorcery;   Manasseh;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Manasseh ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Manasseh;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Alliance;   High Place;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Neither will I make the feet of Israel - Had they been faithful to God's testimonies they never had gone into captivity, and should even at this day have been in possession of the promised land.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-21.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers,.... Or suffer them to be carried captive into another land, as in the times of the judges; that is, on the following condition:

only if they will observe to do according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them by obedience to which they had the tenure of the land of Canaan, Isaiah 1:19.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-21.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will b observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.

(b) Therefore seeing they did not obey the commandment of God, they were justly cast from the land which they had only on condition.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-21.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

out of the land which I gave their fathers — alluding to the promise (2 Samuel 7:10).

only if they will observe, etc. — This condition was expressed from the first plantation of Israel in Canaan. But that people not only did not keep it, but through the pernicious influence of Manasseh, were seduced into greater excesses of idolatrous corruption than even the original Canaanites.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-21.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 21:8 Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.

Ver. 8. According to all that I have commanded them,] viz., In the moral law: of which God might say, as once Joseph did to his brethren in another case, "Behold, your eyes see that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you," [Genesis 45:12] and as Paul to Philemon, [Philemon 1:19] "I," the Lord, "have written it with mine own hand."

And according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded.] The ceremonial and judicial laws.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Move any more out of the land; they shall no more be carried captives into a strange land, as it had happened before.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-21.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

the feet. Figure of speech Pleonasm.

move = wander.

My servant Moses. See note on Numbers 12:7.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-21.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.

Neither will I make the feet of Israel move ... out of the land - alluding to the promise, 2 Samuel 7:10.

Only if they will observe ... This condition was expressed from the first plantation of Israel in Canaan. But that people not only did not keep it, but through the pernicious influence of Manasseh were seduced into greater excesses of idolatrous corruption than even the original Canaanites. There was a gradation in the apostasy of Judah similar to that of Israel. Ahaz abandoned the worship of Yahweh, but he did not seduce the generality of his subjects; whereas the height and front of Manasseh's offending was that his pernicious influence carried the whole nation along with him into idolatry (cf. 2 Chronicles 33:9-10).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-21.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(8) Neither will I make the feet (foot) of Israel move (wander) . . .—Comp. the promise in 2 Samuel 7:10. The reference is to the migration to Egypt; and the thought is that the permanent possession of the Promised Land depends on the permanent adherence of the nation to Jehovah only.

Only if.—If only.

According to all.—Chronicles rightly has simply (to do) all; and so LXX., Syriac, Vulg., Arabic here.

And according to all the law.—Omit and, with Chronicles and the Vatican LXX.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.
will I make
18:11; 2 Samuel 7:10; 1 Chronicles 17:9; 2 Chronicles 33:8
only if they
Leviticus 26:3-13; Deuteronomy 5:28,29; 28:1-14; Joshua 23:11-13; Psalms 37:3; 81:11-16; Isaiah 1:19; Jeremiah 7:3-7,23; 17:20-27; Ezekiel 22:2-16; 33:25-29
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 5:32 - observe;  2 Chronicles 7:16 - my name;  2 Chronicles 33:7 - in the house

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-21.html.