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Deuteronomy 8:12 ASV
lest, when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
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Deuteronomy 8:12 BBE
And when you have taken food and are full, and have made fair houses for yourselves and are living in them;
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Deuteronomy 8:12 CEB
When you eat, get full, build nice houses, and settle down,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 CJB
Otherwise, after you have eaten and are satisfied, built fine houses and lived in them,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 RHE
Lest after thou hast eaten and art filled, hast built goodly houses, and dwelt in them,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 ESV
lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 GW
You will eat all you want. You will build nice houses and live in them.
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Deuteronomy 8:12 GNT
When you have all you want to eat and have built good houses to live in
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Deuteronomy 8:12 HNV
lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and lived therein;
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Deuteronomy 8:12 CSB
When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 KJV
Lest when thou hast eaten and art full , and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
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Deuteronomy 8:12 LEB
lest [when] you have eaten and you are satisfied and you have built good houses and you live [in them],
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Deuteronomy 8:12 NAS
otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 NCV
When you eat all you want and build nice houses and live in them,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 NIRV
But suppose you don't obey his commands. And suppose you have plenty to eat. You build fine houses and settle down in them.
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Deuteronomy 8:12 NIV
Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 NKJV
lest--when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them;
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Deuteronomy 8:12 NLT
For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 NRS
When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 RSV
lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses and live in them,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 DBY
lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built and inhabited fine houses,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 MSG
Make sure that when you eat and are satisfied, build pleasant houses and settle in,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 WBT
Lest [when] thou hast eaten, and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt [in them];
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Deuteronomy 8:12 TMB
lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses and dwelt therein,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 TNIV
Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 TYN
yee and when thou hast eate ad filled thy selfe ad hast bylt goodly housses ad dwelt therin,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 WEB
lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and lived therein;
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Deuteronomy 8:12 WYC
lest after that thou hast eaten, and art full-filled (and art filled full), (and) hast builded fair houses, and hast dwelled in them,
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Deuteronomy 8:12 YLT
lest thou eat, and hast been satisfied, and good houses dost build, and hast inhabited;
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Deuteronomy 8 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 8

Exhortations and cautions, enforced by the Lord's former dealings with Israel, and his promises. (1-9) Exhortations and cautions further enforced. (10-20)

Verses 1-9 Obedience must be, 1. Careful, observe to do; 2. Universal, to do all the commandments; and 3. From a good principle, with a regard to God as the Lord, and their God, and with a holy fear of him. To engage them to this obedience. Moses directs them to look back. It is good to remember all the ways, both of God's providence and grace, by which he has led us through this wilderness, that we may cheerfully serve him and trust in him. They must remember the straits they were sometimes brought into, for mortifying their pride, and manifesting their perverseness; to prove them, that they and others might know all that was in their heart, and that all might see that God chose them, not for any thing in them which might recommend them to his favour. They must remember the miraculous supplies of food and raiment granted them. Let none of God's children distrust their Father, nor take any sinful course for the supply of their necessities. Some way or other, God will provide for them in the way of duty and honest diligence, and verily they shall be fed. It may be applied spiritually; the word of God is the food of the soul. Christ is the word of God; by him we live. They must also remember the rebukes they had been under, and not without need. This use we should make of all our afflictions; by them let us be quickened to our duty. Moses also directs them to look forward to Canaan. Look which way we will, both to look back and to look forward, to Canaan. Look which way we will, both to look back and to look forward will furnish us with arguments for obedience. Moses saw in that land a type of the better country. The gospel church is the New Testament Canaan, watered with the Spirit in his gifts and graces, planted with trees of righteousness, bearing fruits of righteousness. Heaven is the good land, in which nothing is wanting, and where is fulness of joy.

Verses 10-20 Moses directs to the duty of a prosperous condition. Let them always remember their Benefactor. In everything we must give thanks. Moses arms them against the temptations of a prosperous condition. When men possess large estates, or are engaged in profitable business, they find the temptation to pride, forgetfulness of God, and carnal-mindedness, very strong; and they are anxious and troubled about many things. In this the believing poor have the advantage; they more easily perceive their supplies coming from the Lord in answer to the prayer of faith; and, strange as it may seem, they find less difficulty in simply trusting him for daily bread. They taste a sweetness therein, which is generally unknown to the rich, while they are also freed from many of their temptations. Forget not God's former dealings with thee. Here is the great secret of Divine Providence. Infinite wisdom and goodness are the source of all the changes and trials believers experience. Israel had many bitter trials, but it was "to do them good." Pride is natural to the human heart. Would one suppose that such a people, after their slavery at the brick-kilns, should need the thorns of the wilderness to humble them? But such is man! And they were proved that they might be humbled. None of us live a single week without giving proofs of our weakness, folly, and depravity. To broken-hearted souls alone the Saviour is precious indeed. Nothing can render the most suitable outward and inward trials effectual, but the power of the Spirit of God. See here how God's giving and our getting are reconciled, and apply it to spiritual wealth. All God's gifts are in pursuance of his promises. Moses repeats the warning he had often given of the fatal consequences of forsaking God. Those who follow others in sin, will follow them to destruction. If we do as sinners do, we must expect to fare as sinners fare.

Deuteronomy 8 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible



1. All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live--In all the wise arrangements of our Creator duty has been made inseparably connected with happiness; and the earnest enforcement of the divine law which Moses was making to the Israelites was in order to secure their being a happy (because a moral and religious) people: a course of prosperity is often called "life" ( Genesis 17:18 , Proverbs 3:2 ).
live, and multiply--This reference to the future increase of their population proves that they were too few to occupy the land fully at first.

2, 3. thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness--The recapitulation of all their checkered experience during that long period was designed to awaken lively impressions of the goodness of God. First, Moses showed them the object of their protracted wanderings and varied hardships. These were trials of their obedience as well as chastisements for sin. Indeed, the discovery of their infidelity, inconstancy, and their rebellions and perverseness which this varied discipline brought to light, was of eminently practical use to the Israelites themselves, as it has been to the church in all subsequent ages. Next, he enlarged on the goodness of God to them, while reduced to the last extremities of despair, in the miraculous provision which, without anxiety or labor, was made for their daily support no nutritious properties inherent in it, this contributed to their sustenance, as indeed all food does ( Matthew 4:4 ) solely through the ordinance and blessing of God. This remark is applicable to the means of spiritual as well as natural life.

4. Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years--What a striking miracle was this! No doubt the Israelites might have brought from Egypt more clothes than they wore at their outset; they might also have obtained supplies of various articles of food and raiment in barter with the neighboring tribes for the fleeces and skins of their sheep and goats; and in furnishing them with such opportunities the care of Providence appeared. But the strong and pointed terms which Moses here uses (see also Deuteronomy 29:5 ) indicate a special or miraculous interposition of their loving Guardian in preserving them amid the wear and tear of their nomadic life in the desert. Thirdly, Moses expatiated on the goodness of the promised land.

7. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land--All accounts, ancient and modern, concur in bearing testimony to the natural beauty and fertility of Palestine, and its great capabilities if properly cultivated.
a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills--These characteristic features are mentioned first, as they would be most striking; and all travellers describe how delightful and cheerful it is, after passing through the barren and thirsty desert, to be among running brooks and swelling hills and verdant valleys. It is observable that water is mentioned as the chief source of its ancient fertility.

8. A land of wheat, and barley--These cereal fruits were specially promised to the Israelites in the event of their faithful allegiance to the covenant of God ( Psalms 81:16 , 147:14 ). The wheat and barley were so abundant as to yield sixty and often an hundredfold ( Genesis 26:12 , Matthew 13:8 ).
vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates--The limestone rocks and abrupt valleys were entirely covered, as traces of them still show, with plantations of figs, vines, and olive trees. Though in a southern latitude, its mountainous formations tempered the excessive heat, and hence, figs, pomegranates, &c. were produced in Palestine equally with wheat and barley, the produce of northern regions.
honey--The word "honey" is used often in a loose, indeterminate sense, very frequently to signify a syrup of dates or of grapes, which under the name of dibs is much used by all classes, wherever vineyards are found, as a condiment to their food. It resembles thin molasses, but is more pleasant to the taste [ROBINSON]. This is esteemed a great delicacy in the East, and it was produced abundantly in Palestine.

9. a land whose stones are iron--The abundance of this metal in Palestine, especially among the mountains of Lebanon, those of Kesraoun, and elsewhere, is attested not only by JOSEPHUS, but by Volney, Buckingham, and other travellers.
brass--not the alloy brass, but the ore of copper. Although the mines may now be exhausted or neglected, they yielded plenty of those metals anciently ( 1 Chronicles 22:3 , 1 Chronicles 29:2-7 , Isaiah 60:17 ).

11-20. Beware that thou forget not the Lord--After mentioning those instances of the divine goodness, Moses founded on them an argument for their future obedience.

15. Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions--Large and venomous reptiles are found in great numbers there still, particularly in autumn. Travellers must use great caution in arranging their tents and beds at night; even during the day the legs not only of men, but of the animals they ride, are liable to be bitten.
who brought thee forth water out of the rock of