Deuteronomy 29:12

Overview - Deuteronomy 29
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.
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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