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Deuteronomy 31:16

Overview - Deuteronomy 31
Moses encourages the people.
He encourages Joshua.
He delivers the law unto the priests to be read in the seventh year to the people.
14 God gives a charge to Joshua;
19 and a song to testify against the people.
24 Moses delivers the book of the law to the Levites to keep.
28 He makes a protestation.
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Deuteronomy 31:16  (King James Version)
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
 


thou shalt
Genesis 25:8 ; 2 Samuel 7:12 ; Isaiah 57:2 ; Acts 13:36

sleep
Hebrew lie down.
{Shochaiv,} "lying down:" it signifies to rest, take rest in sleep, and metaphorically, to die. Though much stress cannot be safely laid upon this expression to prove the immortality of the soul, or that the people, in the time of Moses, had a distinct notion of its separate existence; yet is was understood in this sense by Jonathan, who paraphrases the words thus: "Thou shalt lie down in the dust with thy fathers; and thy soul {nishmatoch) shall be laid up in the treasury of the life to come, with thy fathers."
Job 20:11

and go a
Exodus 32:6 ; 34:15 Leviticus 20:3-6 ; Judges 2:17-20 ; Psalms 73:27 ; 106:39
Isaiah 57:3-8 ; Jeremiah 3:1-3 ; Ezekiel 16:15 Ezekiel 16:25-36 ; Ezekiel 23:5-8 Ezekiel 23:9-21 Hosea 2:2-5
Revelation 17:2-5 ; 19:2

forsake me
32:15 Judges 2:12 ; Judges 10:6 Judges 10:13 Jeremiah 2:11-13

break my
Leviticus 26:15 ; Judges 2:20 ; Jeremiah 31:32

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