Deuteronomy Chapter 31
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7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.
12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
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Matthew Henry's Deuteronomy Chapter 31 Bible commentary...
Moses encourages the people, and Joshua. (1-8) The law to be read every seventh year. (9-13) The Israelites' apostacy foretold, A song given to be witness against them. (14-22) The law delivered to the Levites. (22-30)1-8 Moses assures Israel of the constant presence of God with them. This is applied by the apostle to all God's spiritual Israel, to encourage their faith and hope; unto us is this gospel preached, as well as unto them; he will never fail thee, nor forsake thee, #Heb 13:5|. Moses commends Joshua to them for a leader; one whose wisdom, and courage, and affection they had long known; one whom God had appointed to be their leader; and therefore would own and bless. Joshua is well pleased to be admonished by Moses to be strong and of good courage. Those shall speed well, who have God with them; therefore they ought to be of good courage. Through God let us do valiantly, for through him we shall do victoriously; if we resist the devil, he will flee from us.
9-13 Though we read the word in private, we must not think it needless to hear it read in public. This solemn reading of the law must be done in the year of release. The year of release was typical of gospel grace, which is called the acceptable year of the Lord; for our pardon and liberty by Christ, engage us to keep his commandments. It must be read to all Israel, men, women, children, and to the strangers. It is the will of God that all people should acquaint themselves with his word. It is a rule to all, therefore should be read to all. Whoever has read of the pains taken by many persons to get scraps of the Scriptures, when a whole copy could not be obtained, or safely possessed, will see how thankful we should be for the thousands of copies amongst us. They will also understand the very different situation in which the Israelites were placed for many ages. But the heart of man is so careless, that all will be found too little, to keep up a knowledge of the truths, precepts, and worship of God.
14-22 Moses and Joshua attended the Divine Majesty at the door of the tabernacle. Moses is told again that he must shortly die; even those who are most ready and willing to die, need to be often reminded of its coming. The Lord tells Moses, that, after his death, the covenant he had taken so much pains to make between Israel and their God, would certainly be broken. Israel would forsake Him; then God would forsake Israel. Justly does he cast those off who so unjustly cast him off. Moses is directed to deliver them a song, which should remain a standing testimony for God, as faithful to them in giving them warning, and against them, as persons false to themselves in not taking the warning. The word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of men's hearts, and meets them by reproofs and correction. Ministers who preach the word, know not the imaginations of men; but God, whose word it is, knows perfectly.
23-30 The solemn delivery of the book of the law to the Levites, to be deposited in, or rather by the side, of the ark, is again related. The song which follows in the next chapter is delivered to Moses, and by him to the people. He wrote it first, as the Holy Spirit taught him; and then spake it in the hearing of all the people. Moses tells them plainly, I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves. Many a sad thought, no doubt, it occasioned to this good man; but his comfort was, that he had done his duty, and that God would be glorified in their dispersion, if not in their settlement, for the foundation of God stands sure.
Chris smalley's Deuteronomy Chapter 31 comment on 4/23/2013, 6:27am...
I love this chapter it touches my heart always. It gave me courage when I need it. It told me to be strong and to lean on God for whatever I need.
André's Deuteronomy Chapter 31 comment on 2/10/2013, 4:43am...
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David Rice's Deuteronomy Chapter 31 comment about verse 6 on 2/10/2013, 4:17am...
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Cheri's Deuteronomy Chapter 31 comment on 11/14/2012, 12:14am...
All of Deuteronomy chapter 31 is wonderful, to know the LORD is always with us. I can't LIE but I ask myself were is GOD/MY LORD. But I have to tell myself [self] YOU CAN NOT GO BY FEELING, FEELING has got me down some wrong ways. IF GOD TELLS US HE IS WITH US, HE IS THE LORD GOD WHO CAN NOT LIE. THANK-YOU LORD. I SAW SOMETHING IN Deuteronomy Chapter 31. Moses turned hundred and twenty (years) in this chapter of Deuteronomy 31. WOW that was something for me, and in this same chapter the LORD said unto Moses Behold thy day approaches that thou much die. And asked Moses therefore write ye this song. That was really something to me. IT WAS MUCH ABOUT OUR GOD WOULD, BUT THE DEUTERONOMY 31 WAS A BIRTHDAY FOR Moses. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Carolyn's Deuteronomy Chapter 31 comment on 10/16/2012, 11:44pm...
To trust and obey God is to have him with you always. And to know that there are consequences to your every action. Believe and obey and you will go down the right road that leads you to heaven because God will never forsake you. God loves you, God is love.
Kingsley John's Deuteronomy Chapter 31 comment about verse 6 on 10/12/2012, 12:04pm...
Heaven and Earth will pass away but THE WORD will stand forever.
Joseph kirianki's Deuteronomy Chapter 31 comment about verse 6 on 10/12/2012, 9:43am...
The lord is with us always, even in time of trouble.
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