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Bible Commentaries

Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Deuteronomy 30

Verses 1-10

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 seems like an expansion of Deuteronomy 4:29-31, and sums up the promises of D, expressing them from the standpoint of the Exile.

Deuteronomy 30:1 . the blessing and the curse: referring to Deuteronomy 28.

Deuteronomy 30:3 . turn thy captivity: render, “ restore thy fortunes” ( Job 42:10).

Deuteronomy 30:6 . circumcise thy heart: Deuteronomy 10:16 *.

Deuteronomy 30:7 f. The curse now resting on Israel will be transferred to their enemies.

Verses 11-20

Deuteronomy 30:11-20 was probably intended to close Dt.

Deuteronomy 30:11-14 is applied and adapted by Paul in Romans 6-8.— Prefix to Deuteronomy 30:16 the following words found in the LXX and necessary for the sense: “ If thou wilt listen to the commandments of Yahweh thy God” (“ which,” etc.).

Deuteronomy 30:19 = Deuteronomy 4:26.

Deuteronomy 30:20 . to love: Deuteronomy 6:5.— thy life: i.e. the one that gives thee life.

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 30". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.