Deuteronomy 11:18

“Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore shall ye lay vp these my words in your heart, and in your soule, and bind them for a signe vpon your hand, that they may bee as frontlets betweene your eyes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul; and ye shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So keep these words deep in your heart and in your soul, and have them fixed on your hand for a sign and marked on your brow;
- Basic English Bible

And ye shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
- Darby Bible

Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore you shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul; and you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes.
- World English Bible

`And ye have placed these my words on your heart, and on your soul, and have bound them for a sign on your hand, and they have been for frontlets between your eyes;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul; and ye shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 11:18


11:18 Lay up - Let us all observe these three rules, Let our hearts be filled with the word of God. Lay up these words in your hearts, as in a store - house, to be used upon all occasions. Let our eyes be fixed upon the word of God: Bind them for a sign upon your hand, which is always in view, and as frontlets between your eyes, which you cannot avoid the sight of. Let our tongues be employed about the word of God, especially with our children, who must be taught this, as far more needful than the rules of decency, or the calling they are to live by.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 11

  • BSP
    Verse 1: We should always love God and keep his commandments always. We must do so even when this may be difficult for us.
  • A disciple
    Thank you Steve; as always, very important and pertinent Scriptures! "LAY UP THESE MY WORDS IN YOUR --- HEART --- AND IN YOUR SOUL AND BIND THEM FOR A SIGN UPON YOUR HAND THAT THEY MAY BE AS FRONTLETS BETWEEN YOUR EYES" We are utterly dependent upon the word of God in every conceivable aspect of our life. If we do not read it through, write it down, pray it in, and work it out; then we will fail!
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 11:18 THEREFORE SHALL YOU LAY UP THESE MY WORDS IN YOUR --- HEART --- AND IN YOUR SOUL AND BIND THEM FOR A SIGN UPON YOUR HAND THAT THEY MAY BE AS FRONTLETS BETWEEN YOUR EYES----11:19---- AND YOU SHALL TEACH THEM YOUR CHILDREN SPEAKING OF THEM WHEN THOU SITTEST IN THINE HOUSE AND WHEN THOU WALKEST BY THE WAY AND WHEN THOU LIEST DOWN AND WHEN THOU RISEST UP
  • Irene123
    Obedience to God's Word. It's so very simple. Nothing to 'think' about. The Word of God is so very plain. Acts 2:37 - 38. " ..... what shall we do?" Then Peter's answer. Jesus said, in Matt. 6:33, preparing people for the day of Pentecost in Acts Ch. 2 - "Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God (salvation), and all these things shall be added unto you." the things of this life , food, raiment, shelter.
  • April
    I thought about it and I think that Israelities had more of a Blessing then a curse,yes they had to pay for their sins and follow the commandment to the T,but if you were not within the LORDS army or on his side you would perish with no chance of Salvation or Atonement,you just simply died,Israelities had a chance alot of the people did not have,so I see it as a BLESSING more then a CURSE,a GIFT..
  • BARBARASCOTT SCOTT
    We, are to live as the GARDEN of EDEN ,upon this EARTH, EDEN is a carbon copy OF HEAVEN, ,that we should live ,as the days of HEAVEN upon the EARTH, WE ARE IN GODS IMAGE ,AND LIKENESS.WE ARE FINISHING WHERE GOD , LEFT OFF,THAT THE PROMISES IS TO US, AND OUR ,CHILDREN CHILDREN, IN TO THOSE THAT IS AFAR,OFF. GOD, HE WANTS US TO REPLENISH, TO RESTORE,TO (MULTIPLY) AND TAKE ,OWNER,SHIP.

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