Deuteronomy 26:19

19 and that he will set you in praise and in fame and in honor 1high above all nations 2that he has made, and that you shall be 3a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised."

Deuteronomy 26:19 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 26:19

To make thee high above all nations
None of them having the Lord to be their God and King in such sense as Israel, nor they his people in such a peculiar sense as they were; nor having such laws and statutes as he had given to them; these things gave them a superiority over all other nations:

which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour;
that is, which nations he made praiseworthy, famous, and honourable, for their extent, wealth, riches, and number; and yet on the above accounts Israel was advanced higher than they:

and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he
hath spoken;
the end of the Lord in being their God, and making them his people, was not only to make them high above all others, but to make them more holy than others; to set them apart for himself, as a people sacred to his worship and service, as he had both determined and declared, ( Deuteronomy 7:6 Deuteronomy 7:7 ) .

Deuteronomy 26:19 In-Context

17 You have declared today that the LORD is your God, and that you will walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his rules, and will obey his voice.
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,
19 and that he will set you in praise and in fame and in honor high above all nations that he has made, and that you shall be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised."

Cross References 3

  • 1. Deuteronomy 28:1; [Deuteronomy 32:8]
  • 2. Psalms 86:9
  • 3. See Deuteronomy 7:6