Deuteronomy 30:15

15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.

Deuteronomy 30:15 in Other Translations

15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
15 "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.
15 “Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.
15 Look at what I've done for you today: I've placed in front of you Life and Good Death and Evil.
15 See, today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and adversity.

Deuteronomy 30:15 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 30:15

See, I have set before thee this day
Moses here returns to press the Israelites to the present observance of the laws, statutes, and judgments of one sort and another, he had been delivering to them; as being of great moment and importance to them, no other than

life and good, and death and evil;
which are the effects and consequences of obedience and disobedience to them; a happy temporal life, and a continuance of it in the good land of Canaan, and an enjoyment of the blessings and good things thereof to them that are obedient; for not spiritual and eternal life, or spiritual blessings and everlasting happiness, are to be had by man's obedience to the law of works, only through Christ, through his obedience, righteousness, sufferings, and death; see ( Galatians 3:21 ) ; so temporal death, or a cutting short of natural life in the promised land, and evil things, calamities, and distresses, or a deprivation of all the good things of it to the disobedient; see ( Isaiah 1:19 Isaiah 1:20 ) .

Deuteronomy 30:15 In-Context

13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”
14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.
16 For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them,

Cross References 4

  • 1. Proverbs 10:16; Proverbs 11:19; Proverbs 12:28; Jeremiah 21:8
  • 2. Deuteronomy 28:11; Job 36:11; Psalms 25:13; Psalms 106:5; Proverbs 3:1-2
  • 3. S Genesis 2:17
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 11:26
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