Deuteronomy 6:9

9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
ESV
9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
NLT
9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
MSG
9 inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates.
CSB
9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:9 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 6:9

And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thine house, and on
thy gates.
] To put them in mind of them when they went out and came in, that they might be careful to observe them; this the Jews take literally also, and write in a scroll of parchment this section with some passages; and, as the Targum of Jonathan here, fix them in three places, over against the bed chamber, upon the posts of the house, and on the gate at the right hand of it; and this is what they call the Mezuzah; and the account given of it is this. In a parchment prepared for the purpose, they write the words in ( Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ) ( 11:13-20 ) and then roll up the parchment, and write on it "Shaddai"; and put it either into a cane (or reed), or else into a like hollow piece of wood, and so fasten it to the wall on the posts of the door at the right hand of entrance; and thus, as often as they go in and out, they make it a part of their devotion to touch this parchment, and kiss it F20.


FOOTNOTES:

F20 Buxtorf. Synag. Jud. c. 31. p. 582 Leo Modena's History of the Rites and Customs of the Jews, par. 1. c. 2. p. 5, 6.

Deuteronomy 6:9 In-Context

7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build,
11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 11:20