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Deuteronomy 4:5

5 See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it.

Read Deuteronomy 4:5 Using Other Translations

Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.
“Look, I now teach you these decrees and regulations just as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy.

What does Deuteronomy 4:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 4:5

Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the
Lord my God commanded me
He had faithfully delivered them, without adding them, or diminishing from them, and had diligently instructed the Israelites in them, had taken pains to lead them into a thorough knowledge and understanding them:

that ye should do so in the land whither ye go possess it;
do in like manner as the commandments the Lord direct to; or that which is right {e}; proper and fitting to be done, by doing which they continue in the land they were about to possess, therefore when in it were to be careful to them; some of them could not be done till they came into it, and all were to be done in it.


FOOTNOTES:

F5 (Nk) "rectum".
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