Deuteronomy 9:22-25

22 You also made the LORD angry at Taberah, at Massah and at Kibroth Hattaavah.
23 And when the LORD sent you out from Kadesh Barnea, he said, “Go up and take possession of the land I have given you.” But you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God. You did not trust him or obey him.
24 You have been rebellious against the LORD ever since I have known you.
25 I lay prostrate before the LORD those forty days and forty nights because the LORD had said he would destroy you.

Deuteronomy 9:22-25 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter the Israelites are assured of the ejection of the Canaanites, though so great and mighty, to make room for them, De 9:1-3, and they are cautioned not to attribute this to their own righteousness, but to the wickedness of the nations which deserved to be so treated, and to the faithfulness of God in performing his promise made to their fathers, De 9:4-6, and that it might appear that it could not be owing to their righteousness, it is affirmed and proved that they had been a rebellious and provoking people from their coming out of Egypt to that time, as was evident from their idolatry at Horeb; a particular account of which is given, and of the displeasure of the Lord at it, De 9:7-21, and of their murmurings, with which they provoked the Lord at other places, De 9:22-24, and the chapter is closed with an account of the prayer of Moses for them at Horeb, to avert the wrath of God from them for their making and worshipping the golden calf, De 9:25-29.

Cross References 11

  • 1. S Numbers 1:53
  • 2. Numbers 11:3
  • 3. S Exodus 17:7
  • 4. Numbers 11:34
  • 5. S Deuteronomy 1:2
  • 6. Deuteronomy 1:21
  • 7. S Numbers 14:9
  • 8. S Deuteronomy 1:32; Psalms 106:24
  • 9. S Deuteronomy 8:17; ver 7; Deuteronomy 31:27
  • 10. S Genesis 7:4
  • 11. ver 18; S Exodus 33:17
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