|Overview - Deuteronomy 29|
|1||Moses exhorts them to obedience, by the memory of the works they had seen.|
|10||All are presented before the Lord to enter into his covenant.|
|18||The great wrath on him that flatters himself in his wickedness.|
|29||Secret things belong unto God.|
Deuteronomy 29:12 (King James Version)
That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:
- thou shouldest
- Deuteronomy 5:2 Deuteronomy 5:3 Exodus 19:5 Exodus 19:6 ; Joshua 24:25 ; 2 Kings 11:17 ; 2 Chronicles 15:12-15
- Hebrew pass.
- This is an allusion to the solemn ceremony used by several ancient nations, when they entered into a covenant with each other. The victims, slain as a sacrifice on this occasion, were divided, and and parts laid asunder: the contracting parties then passed between them, imprecating, as a curse on those who violated the sacred compact, that they might in like manner be cut asunder
- ( Genesis 15:10 .) St. Cyril, in his work against Julian, shows that passing between the divided parts of a victim was used also among the Chaldeans and other people.
- into his oath
- 14 ; 2 Chronicles 15:12-15 ; Nehemiah 10:28 Nehemiah 10:29