Deuteronomy 10:5

5 Then I came back down the mountain and put the tablets in the ark I had made, as the LORD commanded me, and they are there now.

Deuteronomy 10:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.
ESV
5 Then I turned and came down from the mountain and put the tablets in the ark that I had made. And there they are, as the LORD commanded me."
NLT
5 Then I turned and came down the mountain and placed the tablets in the Ark of the Covenant, which I had made, just as the LORD commanded me. And the tablets are still there in the Ark.”
MSG
5 I turned around and came down the mountain. I put the stone slabs in the Chest that I made and they've been there ever since, just as God commanded me.
CSB
5 and I went back down the mountain and placed the tablets in the ark I had made. And they have remained there, as the Lord commanded me."

Deuteronomy 10:5 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 10:5

And I turned myself
From the Lord, out of whose hands he had received the tables:

and came down from the mount;
with the two tables in his hand as before, one in one hand, and the other in the other hand:

and put the tables in the ark which I had made;
or ordered to be made:

and there they be, as the Lord commanded me;
there they were when Moses rehearsed what is contained in this book, on the plains of Moab, about thirty eight years after the putting them, into it; and there they continued to be when the ark was brought into Solomon's temple, ( 1 Kings 8:9 ) and there they were as long as the ark was in being; which may denote the continuance of the law in the hands of Christ under the Gospel dispensation as a rule of walk and conversation to his people.

Deuteronomy 10:5 In-Context

3 So I made the ark out of acacia wood and chiseled out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I went up on the mountain with the two tablets in my hands.
4 The LORD wrote on these tablets what he had written before, the Ten Commandments he had proclaimed to you on the mountain, out of the fire, on the day of the assembly. And the LORD gave them to me.
5 Then I came back down the mountain and put the tablets in the ark I had made, as the LORD commanded me, and they are there now.
6 (The Israelites traveled from the wells of Bene Jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died and was buried, and Eleazar his son succeeded him as priest.
7 From there they traveled to Gudgodah and on to Jotbathah, a land with streams of water.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Exodus 19:11; Exodus 34:29
  • 2. S Exodus 25:10; S 1 Samuel 3:3; Exodus 40:20
  • 3. S Exodus 25:21
  • 4. 1 Kings 8:9