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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Deuteronomy 12

Verses 1-32

Deuteronomy 12:5 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:

Deuteronomy 12:5 “But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose” - Comments - The children of Israel did not know where the place was at this time. It would be another five hundred years, during the time of King Solomon, before the Lord would clearly say that Jerusalem was the place that God had chosen (2 Chronicles 7:12). Although God chose the earthly Jerusalem during the period of the Old Testament, He will further fulfil this promise by preparing a place for the Church in heaven (John 14:1-2).

2 Chronicles 7:12, “And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice .”

John 14:1-2, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you .”

Deuteronomy 12:9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth you.

Deuteronomy 12:10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;

Deuteronomy 12:9-10 Comments Israel’s Promise of Rest - Deuteronomy 12:9-10 alludes to the rest that Israel never fully obtained, according to Hebrews 4:8, “For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 12". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.