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Exodus 34:27

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."

Adam Clarke Commentary

Write thou these words - Either a transcript of the whole law now delivered, or the words included from Exodus 34:11; to Exodus 34:26. God certainly wrote the ten words on both sets of tables. Moses either wrote a transcript of these and the accompanying precepts for the use of the people, or he wrote the precepts themselves in addition to the ten commandments which were written by the finger of God. See Clarke on Exodus 34:1; (note). Allowing this mode of interpretation, the accompanying precepts were, probably, what was written on the back side of the tables by Moses; the ten commandments, what were written on the front by the finger of Jehovah: for we must pay but little attention to the supposition of the rabbins, that the letters on each table were cut through the stone, so as to be legible on each side. See Clarke on Exodus 32:15; (note).


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/exodus-34.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the Lord said unto Moses,.... Being still with him on the mount:

write thou these words; expressed in the preceding verses, from Exodus 34:11, as he before had written in a book all those laws, contained in Exodus 21:1 called the book of the covenant, Exodus 24:4 and which perhaps might be destroyed, as well as the two tables were broken; and therefore upon the renewal of the covenant here, there is a repetition made of the principal laws before given, which are ordered also to be written in a book, which may very well be called by the same name, since it follows:

for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel, with Moses, as their representative and mediator, and with them represented by him: what is above related carries in it the form of a covenant between them, God having declared on his part what he would do for them, and what laws and rules he required to be observed on their part; which Moses assented to in their name, and was ordered to write them down, that he might repeat them to them.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/exodus-34.html. 1999.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

Deuteronomy 5:2-3.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/exodus-34.html. 1828.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Exodus 34:27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

Ver. 27. I have made a covenant.] We also have the covenant, the seals, ministers, &c. But, alas! are not these blessings amongst us as the ark was amongst the Philistines, rather as prisoners than as privileges? Rather in testimonium et ruinam quam in salutem? Rather for our ruin than reformation?


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/exodus-34.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Exodus 34:27. Write thou these words, &c.— What was before spoken, is now committed to writing; and abundant cause have we to bless God, that his word is thus transmitted to us, and not left to oral tradition. A covenant is entered into between God and Moses in behalf of the people of Israel: thus peace is re-established, and Moses's mediation effectual. As we have a greater Mediator than Moses, we have also a part in a better covenant, established on better promises, and secured by the best of titles, even by the sacrifice and infinite merit of our Divine Lord.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/exodus-34.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Object.

God saith, I will write, Exodus 34:1.

Answ. 1. Moses was to write the ritual precepts mentioned here above, God wrote the moral law.

2. Moses wrote what he wrote in a book; see Exodus 24:7; but what was written upon the tables of stone was written by God himself, not by Moses, who had no graving instruments with him in the mount, and could not without them write upon the stone.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/exodus-34.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

27. Write thou these words — This narrative very clearly teaches that Moses recorded repeated acts of legislation. The covenant was broken and renewed. A record was made of all the important facts, and such a record, if faithful, must needs have contained various repetitions. Some critics discover different “strata of laws,” but fail to pay proper respect to the fact, that, according to the plain import of the Mosaic narrative, laws were repeatedly given, revised, renewed, and in some instances changed, as the conduct and interests of the people required. The different codes and stages of legislation are not inconsistent with each other, nor of such a nature as to be inconsistent with a Mosaic origin. See our Introduction to the Pentateuch, page 31.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/exodus-34.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Write thou. See note on Exodus 17:14 and App-47.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/exodus-34.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(27) Write thou these words.—Heb., Write for thee these words, i.e., put them in writing for thine own use and the use of thy people. This express command accounts for the assignment of so much space to what is mainly repetition. The requirement of the repetition can only be explained by the importance of the laws laid down under the circumstances of the Hebrew nation, and the power of repetition to enforce upon the conscience what is pressed upon it by reiteration.

After the tenor of these words.—The summary of positive laws contained in this chapter (Exodus 34:12-26) was not intended to supersede the “Book of the Covenant,” but rather to confirm and reinforce it. The covenant was renewed not upon these words only, but “after the tenor,” i.e., after their general aspect or bearing.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/exodus-34.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
Write
17:14; 24:4,7; Deuteronomy 31:9
I have
10; Deuteronomy 4:13; 31:9

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Exodus 34:27". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/exodus-34.html.


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