Deuteronomy 10:16

16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.

Deuteronomy 10:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
ESV
16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.
NLT
16 Therefore, change your hearts and stop being stubborn.
MSG
16 So cut away the thick calluses from your heart and stop being so willfully hardheaded.
CSB
16 Therefore, circumcise your hearts and don't be stiff-necked any longer.

Deuteronomy 10:16 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 10:16

Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart
Content not yourselves with, nor put your confidence in outward circumcision of the flesh, but be concerned for the circumcision of the heart; for removing from that whatever is disagreeable to the Lord, even all carnality, sensuality, hypocrisy, and superfluity of naughtiness, and for having that put there which is well pleasing in his sight; and which though it is the work of God, and he only can do it and has promised it, yet such an exhortation is made to bring men to a sense of their need of it, and of the importance of it, and to show how agreeable it is to the Lord, and so to stir them up to seek unto him for it; see ( Deuteronomy 30:6 )

and be no more stiffnecked;
froward, obstinate, and disobedient, as they had been hitherto; ( Deuteronomy 9:6 Deuteronomy 9:13 ) .

Deuteronomy 10:16 In-Context

14 To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.
15 Yet the LORD set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today.
16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.
17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Genesis 17:11; Jeremiah 4:4
  • 2. S Leviticus 26:41; Deuteronomy 30:6; Jeremiah 32:39
  • 3. S Exodus 32:9; S Deuteronomy 9:13; Deuteronomy 9:6