Deuteronomy 30:8-10

8 You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today.
9 Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors,
10 if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 30:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
ESV
8 And you shall again obey the voice of the LORD and keep all his commandments that I command you today.
NLT
8 Then you will again obey the LORD and keep all his commands that I am giving you today.
MSG
8 And you will make a new start, listening obediently to God, keeping all his commandments that I'm commanding you today.
CSB
8 Then you will again obey Him and follow all His commands I am giving you today.

Deuteronomy 30:8-10 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO DEUTERONOMY 30

This chapter contains some gracious promises of the conversion of the Jews in the latter day, of their calling things to mind that have befallen them, of their repentance, and the circumcision of their hearts to love the Lord, of the return of them to their own land, and of the great increase of them, and of their enjoyment of plenty of good things, De 30:1-10; in it is an account of the Gospel, or word of faith, which at this time should be brought near to the Jews, and be received by them, De 30:11-14; and for the present Moses desires them to consider what he now set before them, and what would be the consequences of receiving or rejecting it, and so what it would be most proper for them to make choice of, De 30:15-20.

Deuteronomy 30:8-10 In-Context

6 The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
7 The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.
8 You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today.
9 Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors,
10 if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”

Cross References 4

  • 1. Deuteronomy 28:11; Jeremiah 1:10; Jeremiah 24:6; Jeremiah 31:28; Jeremiah 32:41; Jeremiah 42:10; Jeremiah 45:4
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 28:63
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 28:61
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 4:29
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