Deuteronomy 8:5

“Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt consider in thy heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so Jehovah thy God chasteneth thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep in mind this thought, that as a son is trained by his father, so you have been trained by the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

And know in thy heart that, as a man chasteneth his son, so Jehovah thy God chasteneth thee;
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt also consider in thy heart, that as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
- Webster's Bible

You shall consider in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so Yahweh your God chastens you.
- World English Bible

and thou hast known, with thy heart, that as a man chastiseth his son Jehovah thy God is chastising thee,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt consider in thy heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 8:5


8:5 As a man chastiseth his son - That is, unwillingly, being constrained by necessity; moderately, in judgment remembering mercy; and for thy reformation not thy destruction.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 8

  • BSP
    Verse 2: The Israelites were encouraged to remember Jehovah God and his dealings with them in the wilderness. God humbled them by putting them to the test. He allowed them the opportunity of listening to him and then doing what he said. He could have instantly judged them but he gave them a chance to individually show that they loved him and wanted to obey him.
  • April
    We should Thank GOD EVERY DAY for what we have,so many have nothing and still find a way to accept it and be happy,this I think means the pressure of fitting in as well,the clothes we wear,cars,jewelry ect and our gluttony to WANT more,due to our selfish desires to fit in,we have so much to be thankful for,we are nothing without GOD and we need to constantly HUMBLE ourselves,no matter our agesAMEN
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Obedience is better than sacrifice.
  • Tareka
    Once your wilderness has ended, I will send you into a land of more than enough says the Lord! Wow-this truly blessed me. We must not forget God and always remember it was him who kept us in the wilderness and him only that gives us power to get wealth! Once tried and tested you will come forth as pure gold :)
  • Min. Herbert
    Lord our God is might in many way stay with him. cause a praise to be on you mouth also watch him appear before us as we humble out self before God who has all power in is hands know that you know that you will not walk into another God arm or hand you will focus on how good is news to us also see all our wealth come into our life and lifestyle to.
  • Julie
    God is good so lacking no good thing means we will not lack God's promises.

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