Deuteronomy 26:18-19

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 26:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;
ESV
18 And the LORD has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments,
NLT
18 The LORD has declared today that you are his people, his own special treasure, just as he promised, and that you must obey all his commands.
MSG
18 And today God has reaffirmed that you are dearly held treasure just as he promised, a people entrusted with keeping his commandments,
CSB
18 And today the Lord has affirmed that you are His special people as He promised you, that you are to keep all His commands,

Deuteronomy 26:18-19 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO DEUTERONOMY 26

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.

Deuteronomy 26:18-19 In-Context

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.

Cross References 4

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