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

  • A disciple
    Oh what a great lesson that is! Our Father is good to all BECAUSE HE IS GOOD! We are to learn from the Lord Jesus Christ everything we need to grow up into that man or woman that Our Father in heaven ever wanted us to be. It was always His desire, and always His plans, in all His dealings with us; when we didn't know Him, and now that we're just learning to know Him: He is high above little minds.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: This shows what great concern that Jehovah God had for his people even though they disobeyed him. He made sure their clothing and their shoes did not wear out.
  • A disciple
    There was never a servant of the LORD like Moses, nor was there ever anything like all that the LORD did with Israel during Moses' lifetime; yet with the very wisest and most powerful words of truth, and all the mighty works of power, the people would still not repent, that they might believe in the LORD. Knowledge and understanding comes together with a tried proven character in faith and virtue.
  • A disciple
    "Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land...Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day." How is it, that for the time that the word of Christ has been among the Nations, that there is to this day such ignorance and error in the things of Christ?
  • Steve morrow
    deut 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 heb 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also in the law romans 8:2 for the law of the spirit of life in CHRIST JESUS hath made me free from the law of sin and death
  • At this point Moses was reminding the children of Israel the wonders of God and how God single handedly fought for them.

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