Deuteronomy 28:9

9 The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in obedience to him.

Deuteronomy 28:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
ESV
9 The LORD will establish you as a people holy to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in his ways.
NLT
9 “If you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways, the LORD will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do.
MSG
9 God will form you as a people holy to him, just as he promised you, if you keep the commandments of God, your God, and live the way he has shown you.
CSB
9 The Lord will establish you as His holy people, as He swore to you, if you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.

Deuteronomy 28:9 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 28:9

And the Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself,
&c.] Having separated them from all others, for his service, honour, and glory, should continue them as such, and settle them in the land, and confirm all their privileges, natural, civil, and religious. The Targum of Jonathan is,

``the Word of the Lord shall establish thee''
he that brought them out of Egypt, through the Red sea and wilderness, to the land of Canaan: as he hath sworn unto thee:
and to their fathers; see ( Deuteronomy 7:12 Deuteronomy 7:13 ) ; if thou shall keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in
his ways;
by which tenure they held the land of Canaan, and their settlement and continuance in it, and enjoyment of all the good things thereof; see ( Isaiah 1:19 Isaiah 1:20 ) .

Deuteronomy 28:9 In-Context

7 The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
8 The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
9 The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in obedience to him.
10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you.
11 The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 19:6; Deuteronomy 7:6
  • 2. S Leviticus 26:3
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