Deuteronomy 26:16-19

Follow the LORD’s Commands

16 The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.
17 You have declared this day that the LORD is your God and that you will walk in obedience to him, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws—that you will listen to him.
18 And the LORD has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands.
19 He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised.

Deuteronomy 26:16-19 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter treats of the basket of firstfruits to be brought and presented to the Lord, and the confession to be made along with it, De 26:1-11; and of the declaration to be made on the third year, the year of tithing, and the prayer annexed to it, De 26:12-15; and of the covenant made in a solemn manner between God and the people of Israel, De 26:16-19.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Deuteronomy 4:29
  • 2. Exodus 19:8; Psalms 48:14
  • 3. Exodus 6:7; Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; Deuteronomy 28:9
  • 4. Isaiah 62:7; Zephaniah 3:20
  • 5. Deuteronomy 4:7-8; Deuteronomy 28:1,13,44; 1 Chronicles 14:2; Psalms 148:14; Isaiah 40:11
  • 6. Exodus 19:6; S Deuteronomy 7:6; 1 Peter 2:9
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