Deuteronomy 30:18

18 1I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess.

Deuteronomy 30:18 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 30:18

I denounce unto, you this day that ye shall surely perish,
&c.] By one judgment or another; this he most solemnly averred, and it might be depended upon that it would certainly be their case; see ( Deuteronomy 4:26 ) ;

[and that] ye shall not prolong [your] days upon the land, whither
thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it;
but be cut short by death, of one kind or another, by sword, or famine, or pestilence, or be carried into captivity; one or other of which were frequently their case.

Deuteronomy 30:18 In-Context

16 If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.
17 But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them,
18 I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess.
19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,
20 loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them."

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Deuteronomy 4:26