Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the
Not the ten commandments repeated in the preceding chapter, but all others, whether moral, ceremonial, or judicial, afterwards declared; for what Moses now did was only to give a repetition and fresh declaration of such laws as he had before received, and delivered to the people; and so the Targum of Jonathan thus paraphrases this clause,
``this is a declaration of the commandments, statutes, and judgments:''which the Lord your God commanded to teach you;
that is, which he commanded him, Moses, to teach them, though not fully expressed, as may be learned from ( Deuteronomy 4:1 Deuteronomy 4:5 ) ( 5:31 )
that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it;
this is often observed, to imprint upon their minds a sense of their duty, even of obedience to the laws of God, which they were carefully and diligently to perform in the land of Canaan they were going into, and by which they were to hold their possession of it.