Deuteronomy 27:11

“And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 27:11

And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Moses also charged the people on that day, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

That same day Moses said to the people,
- Basic English Bible

And Moses gave commandment to the people the same day, saying,
- Darby Bible

And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Moses commanded the people the same day, saying,
- World English Bible

And Moses commandeth the people on that day, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses charged the people the same day, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 27:11

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 27:11

27:9 The people of the Lord - By thy solemn renewing of thy covenant with him.

27:12 Upon mount Gerizzim - These words may be rendered beside or near to mount Gerizzim. There were in Canaan two mountains that lay near together, with a valley between, one called Gerizzim, the other Ebal. On the sides of these which faced each other, all the tribes were to be drawn up, six on a side, so that in the valley they came near each other, so near that the priests standing between them, might be heard by them that were next them on both sides. Then one of the priests, or perhaps more, at some distance from each other, pronounced with a loud voice, one of the curses following. And all the people who stood on the foot and side of mount Ebal, (those farther off taking the signal from those who were nearer) said Amen! Then the contrary blessing was pronounced, Blessed is he that doth so or so: To which all who stood on the foot and side of mount Gerizzim, said, Amen! Simeon - All these were the children of the free - women, Leah and Rachel, to shew both the dignity of the blessings above the curses, and that the blessings belong only to those who are evangelically such, as this is expounded and applied, #Gal 4:22|, even to those that receive the Spirit of adoption and liberty. Joseph is here put for both his sons and tribes Manasseh and Ephraim, which are reckoned as one tribe, because Levi is here numbered; but when Levi is omitted, as it is where the division of the land is made, there Manasseh and Ephraim pass for two tribes.

27:13 To curse - Of the former tribes, 'tis said, they stood to bless the people: of these, that they stood to curse. Perhaps the different way of speaking intimates, That Israel in general were an happy people, and should ever be so, if they were obedient. And to that blessing, they on mount Gerizzim said, Amen! But the curses come in, only as exceptions to the general rule: Israel is a blessed people: but if there be any even among them, that do such and such things, they have no part or lot in this matter, but are under a curse. This shews how ready God is to bestow the blessing: if any fall under the curse, they bring it on their own head. Four of these are children of the bond - woman, to shew that the curse belongs to those of servile and disingenuous spirits. With these are joined Reuben, who by his shameful sin fell from his dignity, and Zebulun, the youngest of Leah's children, that the numbers might be equal.

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