Deuteronomy 30:19

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 30:19

I call heauen and earth to record this day against you, that I haue set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may liue:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let heaven and earth be my witnesses against you this day that I have put before you life and death, a blessing and a curse: so take life for yourselves and for your seed:
- Basic English Bible

I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you: life and death have I set before you, blessing and cursing: choose then life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed,
- Darby Bible

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
- Webster's Bible

I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your seed;
- World English Bible

`I have caused to testify against you to-day the heavens and the earth; life and death I have set before thee, the blessing and the reviling; and thou hast fixed on life, so that thou dost live, thou and thy seed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 30:19

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 30:19


30:19 Chuse life - They shall have life that chuse it: they that chuse the favour of God, and communion with him, shall have what they chuse. They that come short of life and happiness, must thank themselves only. They had had them, if they had chosen them, when they were put to their choice: but they die, because they will die.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 30:19

  • Fox News Coverage Praise Jesus on Deuteronomy 30:19
    Thousands of Christians gathered outdoors in Portland on Saturday to sing spiritual music amid the state's coronavirus social distancing measures-just hours before a riot was declared across town and a separate crowd lit fire to the city police union headquarters.

    Worshippers met in Waterfront Park on Saturday evening for an event dubbed "Riots to Revival." Controversial Christian musician Sean Feucht, who has hosted similar gatherings on California beaches amid COVID-19 restrictions, led the crowd in song and some were even baptized. Most people flouted social distancing and did not wear masks or facial coverings, KGW reported.

    "I'm excited to share with you some good news from Portland. Last night, we gathered thousands of people that came together," Feucht told "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday morning.

    'LET US WORSHIP' FOUNDER CALLS OUT CALIFORNIA LEADERS' CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN HYPOCRISY

    "White, Black, Hispanic - we came and released our song of hope over this city. People gave their life to Jesus. Hundreds of people -- We baptized people in the river behind us. There was so much joy that took over the streets of that city last night."

    Feucht estimated between 4,000 and 7,000 people attended the massive outdoor church service that happened just blocks away from the federal courthouse and acted as a counter-protest to bring worship, prayer, and acts of kindness to Portland. Only 600 people responded to a Facebook event to say they would attend.
  • Carleton on Deuteronomy 30:19
    This is one article of my faith too, from brethren 389 years ago last spring. Is there really anything new under the son?

    Carleton

    "Of Revenge"

    As regards revenge, that is to oppose an enemy with the sword, we believe & confess that the Lord Christ has forbidden & set aside to His disciples & followers all revenge & retaliation, & commanded them to render to no one evil for evil or cursing for cursing, but to put the sword into the sheath, or as the prophets have predicted, to beat the swords into ploughshares.

    From this we understand that, according to His example, we must not inflict pain, harm, or sorrow upon anyone, but seek the highest welfare & salvation of all men, & even if necessity requires it, flee for the Lord's sake from one city or country into another, & suffer the spoiling of our goods; that we must not harm anyone, & when we are smitten, rather turn the other cheek than to take revenge or retaliate.

    And moreover, that we must pray for our enemies, feed and refresh them whenever they are hungry or thirsty, & thus convince them by well doing, & overcome all ignorance.

    Finally, that we must do good and commend ourselves to every man's conscience; & according to the law of Christ, do unto others that which we would have others do unto us.
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 30:19
    Thanks Carleton. An excellent & pertinent article on a Christian's response to an enemy's attacks. You mentioned "brethren 389 years ago": can you clarify? Thanks.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Deuteronomy 30:19
    Good evening Chris and all. Likely more can be found in The Martyrs Mirror by Thieleman J. van Braght, however the particular confessions of faith that two of which I have written on this website, are part of 18 articles drawn up at Dortecht Holland in 1632, the confession says at a certain peace convention on April 21. More information can be found at Gospel Publishers in Moundridge, Kansas. I, myself am a baptized member of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite with no Mennonite background on my blood side. After being born again by faith and repentance and later baptized I then met my future wife whose ancestors were likely from some of the Churches that signed this particular confession.

    Our times right now are testing every Christian, myself included.

    God Bless our sharing and that He will increase our fervent love towards one another.

    Have we met Chris?

    Carleton
  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 30:19
    Thanks for that information, Carleton. I found the Dordrecht Confession of Faith with its eighteen articles. Had a quick glance over it & in the greater part, find agreement to it. Sometimes, we come across other Christian 'groups', such as the Mennonite & the Church of God in Christ, but have very little knowledge about them & their beliefs. Such a Confession of Faith is a handy reference to keep for the future.

    No, we've never met, unless you've visited Perth Australia, & even then the chances of a meeting would be quite slim. But we are joined together by the selfsame Spirit, in Christ, a bond not easily broken. As we share discussion with others on these pages, there will certainly be agreements & disagreements on doctrinal & general matters, and I suppose that's what gives the purchased family of God both variety & distinctiveness in our common faith, with Christ's Love & Understanding as the under girding foundation. I don't subscribe to any particular denomination as I've found none that is fully consistent with Scriptural teaching. However, for not forsaking the assembling together of the saints, I do attend a local Baptist Church as I find that they, along with the Christian Brethren (the Open variety!) attend closest to what I find in the Word & I receive much benefit from the messages shared.

    Every blessing dear brother - I always look forward to reading your notes, along with Mishael's, Jesse's, Adam's, & others.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Deuteronomy 30:19
    Thank you Chris! Christian practice is on my heart and mind this morning. God bless the doctrines of Christ producing peaceable living fruit in our lives in practice. We are weak but the Lord, the Lamb of God is a strong deliverer. That we truly follow him all the days of our life. Keep the faith.

    Carleton
  • Carleton on Deuteronomy 30:19
    John 14:27

    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

    Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

    1 Thessalonians 1-28

    :)
  • Carleton - in Reply on Deuteronomy 30:19
    Sorry that was 1 Thessalonians 5 1-28 !
  • Art BM on Deuteronomy 30:19
    Don't Believe Everything You Hear

    "1 John 4: 1 My dear friends, don't believe everything you hear. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. Not everyone who talks about God comes from God. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world."

    Get yourself a good KJV study bible, it will answer most basic questions...
  • Leigh A Ringstaff on Deuteronomy 30:19
    Information on the Judgements of God. What are they, when are they, who are they about, I'm sure there are different kinds. Even a scripture I once read said talk of God's judgements.

    Thanks,

    Leigh A Ringstaff


 

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