Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 8:34

Then afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Commandments;   Curse;   Law;   Prayer;   Word of God;   Worship;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible, the;   Word;   Word of God;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Law of Moses, the;   Strangers in Israel;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Samaritans;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Curse;   Ebal;   Joshua the son of nun;   Shechem;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Government;   War, Holy War;   Word;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ebal;   Gerizim;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bible;   Ebal;   Hilkiah;   Mystery;   Pentateuch;   Proselytes;   Shechem (1);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ark of the Covenant;   Covenant;   Deuteronomy, the Book of;   Ebal;   Gerizim and Ebal;   Joshua;   Joshua, the Book of;   Shechem;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Torah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Joshua;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Gerizim;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Beatitudes, the;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Gerizim;   Mount gerizim;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ebal;   Gerizim;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Tabernacle;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bible, the;   Blessing;   Deuteronomy;   Law, Judicial;   Moses;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Blessing and Cursing;   Deuteronomy;   Shechem;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And afterwards he read all the words of the law,.... Not the whole Pentateuch, nor the whole book of Deuteronomy, but either some parts of it, the decalogue, or whatsoever he had written on the stones, and as follows:

the blessings and cursings, according to all that was written in the book of the law; Deuteronomy 27:14; See Gill on Deuteronomy 27:11.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 8:34". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-8.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

afterward he read all the words of the law — caused the priests or Levites to read it (Deuteronomy 27:14). Persons are often said in Scripture to do that which they only command to be done.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 8:34". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/joshua-8.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

Afterward — After the altar was built, and the stones plaistered and writ upon.

He read — That is, he commanded the priests or Levites to read, Deuteronomy 27:14.

Blessings and cursings — Which words came in not by way of explication, as if the words of the law were nothing else besides the blessings and curses; but by way of addition, to note that these were read over and above the words of the law.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 8:34". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-8.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 8:34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

Ver. 34. And afterwards he read all the words,] i.e., He caused them to be read by the Levites, [Deuteronomy 27:14] and haply the sense to be given, as Nehemiah 8:8.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 8:34". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-8.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Afterward; after the altar was built, and the stones plastered and writ upon.

He read, i.e. he commanded the priests or Levites to read, Deuteronomy 27:14.

The blessings and cursings; which words come in not by way of explication, as if the words of the law were nothing else besides the blessings and curses; but by way of addition, to note that these were read over and above the words of the law.

He saith not, according to all that was written upon those stones, but in the book of the law, which shows the mistake of them that think the same things were both read and written upon these stones.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 8:34". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-8.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Words. Hebrew, "words of the law, the blessings," &c. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 8:34". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-8.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

Afterward he read ... the law - caused the priests or Levites to read it (Deuteronomy 27:14). Persons are often said in Scripture to do that which they only command to be done.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 8:34". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-8.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
he read
Deuteronomy 31:10-12; Nehemiah 8:2,3; 9:3; 13:1
blessings
Leviticus 26:1-46; Deuteronomy 27:14-26; 28:1-68; 29:20,21; 30:15-20
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:12 - upon mount Gerizim;  Deuteronomy 31:11 - shalt read;  Joshua 8:31 - as it is

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 8:34". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-8.html.