Deuteronomy 8:5

5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.

Deuteronomy 8:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
ESV
5 Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the LORD your God disciplines you.
NLT
5 Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the LORD your God disciplines you for your own good.
MSG
5 You learned deep in your heart that God disciplines you in the same ways a father disciplines his child.
CSB
5 Keep in mind that the Lord your God has been disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.

Deuteronomy 8:5 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 8:5

Thou shalt also consider in thine heart
Frequently think of, and meditate upon, revolve in their thoughts, well weigh in their minds, and take into thorough and deliberate consideration in their hearts; it being a matter of great moment and importance to them for their peace and comfort and the glory of God, namely, what follows:

that as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee;
that they stood in the same relation to God as a son to a father, and therefore happy and honourable; that all their afflictions came from God, were appointed, sent, directed, and overruled by him for his own glory and their good; that these were the chastenings and corrections of a father, and were not done in wrath, but in love, and therefore should be patiently endured; and it became them to consider well from what hand they came, and in what manner, and for what ends and purposes, how they ought to behave under them, and what they should do, as follows.

Deuteronomy 8:5 In-Context

3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.
5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
6 Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.
7 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills;

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 4:36; 2 Samuel 7:14; Job 5:17; Job 33:19; Proverbs 3:11-12; Hebrews 12:5-11; Revelation 3:19