Deuteronomy 12:10

10 But when 1you go over the Jordan and live in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, 2and when he gives you rest from all your enemies around, so that you live in safety,

Deuteronomy 12:10 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 12:10

But when ye go over Jordan
Which lay between the place where they now were, and the land of Canaan, and which they would quickly go over:

and dwell in the land which the Lord your God giveth you to inherit;
the land of Canaan, and which shows that that is meant by the inheritance: and when

he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about:
which was done when the land was subdued, and divided among the tribes of Israel, ( Joshua 22:4 ) and which confirms the sense of Canaan being the rest; though this was more completely fulfilled in the days of David, when he and Israel had rest from all their enemies round about, ( 2 Samuel 7:1 ) and who brought the ark of the Lord to Jerusalem; and into whose heart the Lord put it to prepare to build a temple at Jerusalem for him, and which was erected and finished in the days of his son Solomon:

so that ye dwell in safety;
from their enemies, as they more especially did in the reigns of David and Solomon; which seems plainly to describe the time when the place not named should appear to be chosen by the Lord to put his name in, as follows.

Deuteronomy 12:10 In-Context

8 "You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, everyone doing whatever is right in his own eyes,
9 for you have not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance that the LORD your God is giving you.
10 But when you go over the Jordan and live in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, and when he gives you rest from all your enemies around, so that you live in safety,
11 then to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, and all your finest vow offerings that you vow to the LORD.
12 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your sons and your daughters, your male servants and your female servants, and the Levite that is within your towns, since he has no portion or inheritance with you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Deuteronomy 11:31
  • 2. Deuteronomy 25:19; Joshua 23:1; [2 Samuel 7:1; 1 Kings 5:4]