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Deuteronomy 30:11

The Offer of Life or Death

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.

Read Deuteronomy 30:11 Using Other Translations

For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
"For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off.
“This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach.

What does Deuteronomy 30:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 30:11

For this commandment which I command thee this day
Which the Jews understand of the law, but the Apostle Paul has taught us to interpret it of the word of faith, the Gospel preached by him and other ministers, ( Romans 10:6-8 ) ; which better suits with the context, and the prophecies before delivered concerning the conversion of the Jews, their reception of the Messiah, and his Gospel:

it [is] not hidden from thee;
being clearly revealed, plainly and fully preached: if hidden from any, it is from them that are lost; from the wise and prudent, while it is revealed to babes, and given to them to know the mysteries of it: or too "wonderful" F17; hard, difficult, and impossible; its doctrines, are not beyond the understanding of an enlightened person; they are all plain to them that understand and find the knowledge of them; and the ordinances of it are not too hard and difficult to be kept; the commandments of Christ are not grievous:

neither [is] it far off;
for though it is good, news from a far country, from heaven, it is come down from thence; it is brought nigh in the ministry of the word to the ears and hearts of men.


F17 (talpn) "mirabile", Montanus, Cocceius.
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