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Deuteronomy 11

Overview

Deuteronomy 11:1, An exhortation to obedience; Deuteronomy 11:2, by their own experience of God’s great works; Deuteronomy 11:8, by promise of God’s great blessings; Deuteronomy 11:16, and by threatenings; Deuteronomy 11:18, A careful study is required in God’s words; Deuteronomy 11:26, The blessing and curse set before them.

Verse 1

thou shalt: This verse is the practical improvement of the conclusion of the foregoing chapter; while the next verse begins another view of the subject. Deuteronomy 6:5, Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 30:16-20, Psalms 116:1

keep: Leviticus 8:35, Zechariah 3:7

his statutes: Deuteronomy 4:1, Deuteronomy 4:5, Deuteronomy 4:40, Deuteronomy 6:1, Psalms 105:45, Luke 1:74, Luke 1:75

Reciprocal: Exodus 24:3 - all the judgments Deuteronomy 5:29 - keep all Deuteronomy 5:31 - General Deuteronomy 26:16 - This day Deuteronomy 27:10 - General Joshua 22:5 - love Psalms 106:3 - at all times Ezekiel 18:9 - walked

Verse 2

And know: Moses seems here to have addressed himself particularly to the elders, who had in their youth witnessed the wonderful works which Jehovah had wrought both for them and among them; and who were bound to remember them for their own warning, and testify them to the rising generation who had not been eye-witnesses. Deuteronomy 8:19, Deuteronomy 29:10, Proverbs 22:19, Acts 26:22

the chastisement: Deuteronomy 8:2-5

his greatness: Deuteronomy 5:24, Deuteronomy 9:26

his mighty: Deuteronomy 7:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:14 - that Exodus 13:3 - strength Deuteronomy 3:24 - thy greatness Deuteronomy 31:13 - General Joshua 24:31 - overlived Joshua 1 Kings 8:42 - thy strong hand Psalms 136:12 - General Ezekiel 20:5 - and made

Verse 3

Deuteronomy 4:34, Deuteronomy 7:19, Psalms 78:12, Psalms 78:13, Psalms 105:27-45, Psalms 135:9, Jeremiah 32:20, Jeremiah 32:21

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:3 - strength 1 Kings 8:42 - thy strong hand Nehemiah 9:10 - showedst

Verse 4

how he made: Exodus 14:23-31, Exodus 15:4, Exodus 15:9, Exodus 15:10, Exodus 15:19, Psalms 106:11, Hebrews 11:29

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:28 - the waters Nehemiah 9:10 - showedst Psalms 106:10 - And he

Verse 5

Psalms 77:20, Psalms 78:14-72, Psalms 105:39-41, Psalms 106:12-48

Verse 6

he did unto: Numbers 16:1, Numbers 16:31-33, Numbers 26:9, Numbers 26:10, Numbers 27:3, Psalms 106:17

substance: or, living substance which followed them

in their possession: Heb. at their feet

Reciprocal: 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - hold

Verse 7

Deuteronomy 5:3, Deuteronomy 7:19, Psalms 106:2, Psalms 145:4-6, Psalms 145:12, Psalms 150:2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:10 - General Joshua 24:31 - overlived Joshua Zechariah 8:16 - are Malachi 1:5 - your Hebrews 3:9 - and

Verse 8

Therefore: Deuteronomy 8:10, Deuteronomy 8:11, Deuteronomy 10:12-15, Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Deuteronomy 28:47, Psalms 116:12-16

that ye may: Deuteronomy 31:23, Joshua 1:6, Joshua 1:7, Psalms 138:3, Isaiah 40:31, Daniel 10:19, 2 Corinthians 12:9, 2 Corinthians 12:10, Ephesians 3:16, Ephesians 6:10, Philippians 4:13, Colossians 1:11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:13 - diligently Deuteronomy 27:10 - General Zechariah 8:16 - are

Verse 9

prolong: Deuteronomy 4:40, Deuteronomy 5:16, Deuteronomy 6:2, Psalms 34:12-22, Proverbs 3:2, Proverbs 3:16, Proverbs 9:11, Proverbs 10:27

sware: Deuteronomy 6:18, Deuteronomy 9:5

a land: Exodus 3:8, Ezekiel 20:6

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:27 - General Deuteronomy 25:15 - that thy days Deuteronomy 30:20 - thou mayest

Verse 10

wateredst it with thy foot: Rain seldom falls in Egypt; the land being chiefly watered by the inundations of the Nile. In order to water the grounds where the inundations do not extend, water is collected in ponds, and directed in streamlets to the different parts of the field where irrigation is necessary. It is no unusual thing in the East to see a man, with a small mattock, making a little trench for the water to run into; and, as he opens the passage, the water following, he uses his foot to raise up the mould against the side of this little channel, to prevent the water from being shed unnecessarily, before it reaches the place of its destination. Hence he may justly be said to water the ground with his foot. Zechariah 14:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:30 - since my coming Genesis 41:1 - the river Deuteronomy 8:7 - General 1 Kings 21:2 - a garden of herbs Psalms 68:9 - didst Isaiah 19:10 - make Isaiah 23:3 - the harvest

Verse 11

Deuteronomy 8:7-9, Genesis 27:28, Psalms 65:12, Psalms 65:13, Psalms 104:10-13, Isaiah 28:1, Jeremiah 2:7, Hebrews 6:7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:7 - in the plain Deuteronomy 3:25 - the good land Deuteronomy 33:28 - his Judges 18:10 - where there Psalms 65:9 - visitest Psalms 104:13 - watereth Psalms 106:24 - the pleasant land Isaiah 32:12 - pleasant fields Ezekiel 20:6 - into Ezekiel 36:4 - mountains Zechariah 14:18 - that have no

Verse 12

careth for: Heb. seeketh

the eyes: 1 Kings 9:3, Ezra 5:5, Psalms 33:18, Psalms 34:15, Jeremiah 24:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:28 - of the dew Deuteronomy 3:25 - the good land Judges 18:6 - before Judges 18:10 - where there 2 Kings 17:20 - until he had cast 2 Kings 18:32 - like your own 2 Chronicles 7:15 - mine eyes Job 3:4 - God regard Psalms 47:4 - choose Psalms 65:9 - visitest Psalms 106:24 - the pleasant land Isaiah 32:12 - pleasant fields Isaiah 36:17 - a land of corn Jeremiah 2:7 - brought Ezekiel 20:6 - into Malachi 3:12 - a delightsome 1 Peter 3:12 - the eyes

Verse 13

diligently: Deuteronomy 11:8, Deuteronomy 11:22, Deuteronomy 6:17, Psalms 119:4

to love: Deuteronomy 4:29, Deuteronomy 6:5, Deuteronomy 6:6, Deuteronomy 10:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:25 - And ye Leviticus 26:3 - General Deuteronomy 15:5 - General Deuteronomy 28:1 - If thou shalt Joshua 22:5 - love 1 Kings 2:4 - with all their heart 2 Kings 23:3 - with all their heart Isaiah 55:2 - Hearken Jeremiah 5:24 - that giveth Jeremiah 17:24 - if Zechariah 10:1 - rain in John 14:21 - that hath

Verse 14

Deuteronomy 28:12, Leviticus 26:4, Job 5:10, Job 5:11, Job 37:11-13, Psalms 65:9-13, Jeremiah 14:22, Ezekiel 34:26, Joel 2:22, Joel 2:23, James 5:7

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:25 - And ye 2 Samuel 21:10 - until water Psalms 68:9 - didst Jeremiah 5:24 - that giveth Zechariah 10:1 - the time Malachi 3:11 - neither Acts 14:17 - and gave Galatians 6:9 - for

Verse 15

And I will: 1 Kings 18:5, Psalms 104:14, Jeremiah 14:5, Joel 1:18, Joel 2:22

send: Heb. give

eat and be full: Deuteronomy 6:11, Deuteronomy 8:10, Joel 2:19, Haggai 1:6, Malachi 3:10, Malachi 3:11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:5 - eat your Ruth 2:14 - she did

Verse 16

Take heed: Deuteronomy 4:9, Deuteronomy 4:23, Luke 21:8, Luke 21:34, Luke 21:36, Hebrews 2:1, Hebrews 3:12, Hebrews 4:1, Hebrews 12:15

your heart: Deuteronomy 13:3, Deuteronomy 29:18, Job 31:27, Isaiah 44:20, James 1:26, 1 John 5:21, Revelation 12:9, Revelation 13:14, Revelation 20:4

and serve: Deuteronomy 8:19, Deuteronomy 30:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:14 - thou shalt 1 Samuel 12:20 - turn not Job 31:26 - beheld Jeremiah 17:21 - Take

Verse 17

the Lord's: Deuteronomy 6:15, Deuteronomy 30:17, Deuteronomy 30:18

shut up: Deuteronomy 28:23, Deuteronomy 28:24, 1 Kings 8:35, 1 Kings 17:1, 2 Chronicles 6:26, 2 Chronicles 7:13, Jeremiah 14:1-6, Amos 4:7, Haggai 1:9-11

ye perish: Deuteronomy 4:26, Deuteronomy 8:19, Deuteronomy 8:20, Deuteronomy 30:18, Joshua 23:13-16

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:20 - for your land Deuteronomy 29:18 - among you man Zechariah 14:17 - even

Verse 18

ye lay up: Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Deuteronomy 32:46, Exodus 13:9, Exodus 13:16, Psalms 119:11, Proverbs 3:1, Proverbs 6:20-23, Proverbs 7:2, Proverbs 7:3, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:1, 2 Peter 1:12, 2 Peter 3:1, 2 Peter 3:2

a sign: Matthew 23:5

Reciprocal: Numbers 15:39 - remember Deuteronomy 6:8 - General Deuteronomy 17:19 - General Joshua 1:8 - book Psalms 37:31 - law Psalms 119:30 - thy judgments Proverbs 3:3 - bind Jeremiah 32:39 - for the John 5:39 - Search Acts 8:28 - and sitting Revelation 13:16 - or

Verse 19

Deuteronomy 4:9, Deuteronomy 4:10, Deuteronomy 6:7, Psalms 34:11, Psalms 78:5, Psalms 78:6, Proverbs 2:1, Proverbs 4:1-27, Isaiah 38:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:19 - command Exodus 12:26 - your children Exodus 13:9 - a sign Deuteronomy 31:19 - and teach it Joshua 1:8 - book Joshua 4:6 - when your Job 8:10 - Shall not Psalms 48:13 - that ye Psalms 71:24 - My tongue Psalms 78:4 - showing Ephesians 6:4 - but Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 20

Deuteronomy 6:9

Verse 21

your days: Deuteronomy 4:40, Deuteronomy 5:16, Deuteronomy 6:2, Proverbs 3:2, Proverbs 3:16, Proverbs 4:10, Proverbs 9:11

as the days: Psalms 72:5, Psalms 89:28, Psalms 89:29, Isaiah 65:20, Revelation 20:6

Verse 22

if ye shall: Deuteronomy 11:13, Deuteronomy 6:17

to love: Deuteronomy 11:13, Matthew 22:37, 2 Timothy 4:8, 1 John 5:2, 1 John 5:3

to cleave: Deuteronomy 10:20, Deuteronomy 30:20, Genesis 2:24, Acts 11:23, 2 Corinthians 11:2, 2 Corinthians 11:3

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 19:9 - If thou shalt Joshua 22:5 - take Joshua 23:8 - General Psalms 119:4 - General Jeremiah 17:24 - if Matthew 19:5 - cleave

Verse 23

Deuteronomy 4:38, Deuteronomy 7:1, Deuteronomy 7:2, Deuteronomy 7:22, Deuteronomy 7:23, Deuteronomy 9:1, Deuteronomy 9:5, Exodus 23:27-30, Exodus 34:11

Reciprocal: Joshua 11:23 - according to all Joshua 12:7 - Joshua gave Joshua 13:2 - the land Joshua 23:5 - he shall Joshua 23:9 - For the Lord Jeremiah 46:15 - the Lord Matthew 25:34 - Come

Verse 24

Genesis 15:18-21, Exodus 23:31, Numbers 34:3-15, Joshua 1:3, Joshua 1:4, Joshua 14:9, 1 Kings 4:21, 1 Kings 4:24, 2 Chronicles 9:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:14 - Euphrates Deuteronomy 1:7 - the great Deuteronomy 12:20 - as he hath Deuteronomy 14:24 - if the place Deuteronomy 19:8 - General Deuteronomy 34:2 - unto Joshua 12:7 - Joshua gave Joshua 13:2 - the land Joshua 15:12 - the great sea 2 Samuel 8:3 - at the river Joel 2:20 - utmost Zechariah 9:10 - from the river

Verse 25

There shall: Deuteronomy 2:25, Deuteronomy 7:24, Joshua 1:5, Joshua 2:9, Joshua 5:1

as he hath: Exodus 23:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:5 - General Exodus 15:16 - dread Deuteronomy 19:8 - General Deuteronomy 20:4 - to fight Deuteronomy 28:10 - and they shall Joshua 10:2 - they feared 1 Chronicles 14:17 - the fear of him Esther 8:17 - for the fear

Verse 26

Deuteronomy 30:1, Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Galatians 3:10, Galatians 3:13, Galatians 3:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:12 - upon mount Gerizim Deuteronomy 28:14 - thou shalt Deuteronomy 30:19 - that I have Jeremiah 11:7 - in the Jeremiah 21:8 - I set Jeremiah 42:21 - I have Mark 11:14 - No

Verse 27

Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Leviticus 26:3-13, Psalms 19:11, Isaiah 1:19, Isaiah 3:10, Matthew 5:3-12, Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 11:28, John 13:17, John 14:21-23, Romans 2:7, James 1:25, Revelation 22:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 19:5 - if ye Deuteronomy 28:45 - because Jeremiah 7:23 - Obey Jeremiah 11:4 - Obey Jeremiah 42:21 - I have

Verse 28

Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Deuteronomy 29:19-28, Leviticus 26:14-32, Isaiah 1:20, Isaiah 3:11, Matthew 25:41, Romans 2:8, Romans 2:9, Galatians 3:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:2 - strange Numbers 15:39 - remember Deuteronomy 6:14 - not go Deuteronomy 28:45 - because 2 Kings 18:12 - they obeyed not Proverbs 7:1 - lay Jeremiah 7:6 - neither walk Zechariah 5:3 - the curse

Verse 29

put the blessing: Deuteronomy 27:12-26, Joshua 8:30-35

Gerizim: Gerizim and Ebal, mountains west of Jordan, and in the tribe of Ephraim, are opposite, or parallel to each other, extending from east to west; mount Gerizim being on the south, and mount Ebal on the north. They are separated by the beautiful valley in which Shechem or Nablous is situated, which is only about 200 paces in width. Both mountains are much alike in length, height, and figure; being about a league in length, in the form of a semicircle, and so steep, on the side of Shechem, that there is scarcely any shelving: their altitude appeared to Mr. Buckingham nearly equal, not exceeding 700 or 800 feet from the level of the valley, which is itself elevated. But though they resemble each other in these particulars, yet in another they are very dissimilar; for, says Maundrell, "though neither of the mountains has much to boast of as to its pleasantness, yet, as one passes between them, Gerizim seems to discover a somewhat more verdant, fruitful aspect then Ebal: the reason of which may be, because fronting towards the north, it is sheltered from the heat of the sun by its own shade; whereas Ebal, looking southward, and receiving the sun that comes directly upon it, must by consequence be rendered more scorched and unfruitful."

Amalek in the tribe of Ephraim Judges 12:15,Calvary near Jerusalem Luke 23:33, Carmel near the Mediterranean Joshua 19:26, Ebal near to Gerizim Joshua 8:30, En-gedi near the Dead Sea Joshua 15:62, Gaash in the tribe of Ephraim Joshua 24:30, Gilboa south of the valley of Israel 2 Samuel 1:21, Gilead beyond Jordan Genesis 31:21-25, Gerizim on which afterwards stood a temple of the Samaritans Judges 9:7, Hermon beyond Jordan Joshua 11:3, Hor in Idumea Numbers 20:22, Horeb in Arabia Petrea near Sinai Deuteronomy 1:2, Lebanon separates Syria from Palestine Deuteronomy 3:25, Moriah where the temple was built 2 Chronicles 3:1, Nebo part of the mountains of Abarim Numbers 32:3, Olives east of Jerusalem divided only by brook Kidron 1 Kings 11:17, 2 Kings 23:13, Acts 1:12, Paran in Arabia Petrea Genesis 14:6, Deuteronomy 1:1, Pisgah beyond Jordan Numbers 21:20, Deuteronomy 34:1, Seir in Idume Genesis 14:6, Sinai in Arabia Petrea Exodus 19:2, Deuteronomy 33:2,Sion near to mount Moriah 2 Samuel 5:7, Tabor in the Lower Galilee Judges 4:6

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:1 - the Lord Deuteronomy 27:4 - in mount Ebal Deuteronomy 27:13 - mount Ebal Joshua 8:33 - Moses Zechariah 5:3 - the curse

Verse 30

Gilgal: Genesis 12:6, Joshua 5:9, Judges 7:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 50:11 - beyond Jordan Deuteronomy 27:4 - in mount Ebal Joshua 8:30 - in mount Ebal Nehemiah 12:29 - the house Ezekiel 37:2 - valley

Verse 31

Deuteronomy 9:1, Joshua 1:11, Joshua 3:13-17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 12:10 - But when Deuteronomy 27:2 - on the day

Verse 32

Deuteronomy 5:32, Deuteronomy 5:33, Deuteronomy 12:32, Psalms 119:6, Matthew 7:21-27, Matthew 28:20, Luke 1:6, John 15:14, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 35:29 - the Lord Deuteronomy 4:1 - unto the statutes Deuteronomy 27:1 - Keep all Jeremiah 26:4 - which

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/deuteronomy-11.html.