Deuteronomy 29:29

“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The secret things belong vnto the Lord our God: but those things which are reuealed belong vnto vs, and to our children for euer, that wee may doe all the words of this Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The secret things belong unto Jehovah our God; but the things that are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The secret things are the Lord our God's: but the things which have been made clear are ours and our children's for ever, so that we may do all the words of this law.
- Basic English Bible

The hidden things belong to Jehovah our God; but the revealed ones are ours and our children's for ever, to do all the words of this law.
- Darby Bible

The secret things belong to the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong to us, and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
- Webster's Bible

The secret things belong to Yahweh our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
- World English Bible

`The things hidden [are] to Jehovah our God, and the things revealed [are] to us and to our sons -- to the age, to do all the words of this law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(29:28) The secret things belong unto the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 29:29


29:29 The secret things - Having mentioned the amazing judgments of God upon the whole land and people of Israel, and foreseeing the utter extirpation which would come upon them for their wickedness, he breaks out into this pathetic exclamation, either to bridle their curiosity, who would be apt to enquire into the time and manner of so great an event; or to quiet his own mind, and satisfy the scruples of others, who perceiving God to deal so severely with his own people, when in the meantime he suffered those nations which were guilty of grosser atheism and idolatry, might thence take occasion to deny his providence or question the equity of his proceedings. To this he answers, that the ways and judgments of God, tho' never unjust, are often times hidden from us, unsearchable by our shallow capacities, and matter for our admiration, not our enquiry. But the things which are revealed by God and his word, are the proper object of our enquiries, that thereby we may know our duty, and be kept from such terrible calamities as these now mentioned.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 29

  • Joann franklin
    I feel what it means you can not know what our You cant know what God know you can only know what he reveals to you, for years man have been trying to stand with God instead of being humble before him,,the word said the secret things belong to God,,,, god know
  • At this point Moses was reminding the children of Israel the wonders of God and how God single handedly fought for them.
  • RHONDA
    GOD known everything and the things that he lets us know is for me and my generation for ever everything he says he will do it
  • David thompson
    The point is as Jesus said with man salvation is impossible but with God all things are possible St Paul confirms this when he writes For as we work out our own salvation with fear and trembling it is God who works in us both to do his will and good pleasure The restoration of God s kingdom on earth is the salvation of the world It is 100 the work of God Its universal for all men regardless of what men believe or do
  • David Thompson
    Moses is talking about the New Covenant here Its different from beside the Old Covenant that was made in Horeb Sinai the ten commandments In the New Covenant God makes a vow to change men s hearts to cause them to walk in his statutes and he will accomplish his vow as per Ezekiel 36 26 27 In the Old Covenant Man makes a vow that he cannot keep due to his ignorance
  • Dr.D.Vetha Roy for verse 29
    This verse however doesn't mean that we should not probe into the hidden meaning and morals behind the deeper aspects of events in the bible.

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