Deuteronomy 9:9

9 1When I went up the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD made with you, I remained on the mountain 2forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water.

Deuteronomy 9:9 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 9:9

When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of
stone
The tables of the law, the same law which forbid idolatry, and which they had lately heard from the mouth of God himself: even

the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you;
which they had agreed unto, and solemnly promised they would observe and do, ( Exodus 24:7 ) ,

then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights;
and this long stay was one reason of their falling into idolatry, not knowing what was become of him, ( Exodus 24:18 ) ( 32:1 ) .

I neither did eat bread nor drink water;
all those forty days and nights, ( Exodus 34:28 ) .

Deuteronomy 9:9 In-Context

7 Remember and do not forget how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness. From the day you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against the LORD.
8 Even at Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was so angry with you that he was ready to destroy you.
9 When I went up the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD made with you, I remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water.
10 And the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them were all the words that the LORD had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly.
11 And at the end of forty days and forty nights the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 24:12, 15
  • 2. Exodus 24:18; Exodus 34:28; [1 Kings 19:8; Matthew 4:2; Luke 4:1, 2]