Deuteronomy 10:17-22

17 The Lord your God is supreme over all gods and over all powers. He is great and mighty, and he is to be obeyed. He does not show partiality, and he does not accept bribes. 1
18 He makes sure that orphans and widows are treated fairly; he loves the foreigners who live with our people, and gives them food and clothes. 2
19 So then, show love for those foreigners, because you were once foreigners in Egypt.
20 Have reverence for the Lord your God and worship only him. Be faithful to him and make your promises in his name alone.
21 Praise him - he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you.
22 When your ancestors went to Egypt, there were only seventy of them. But now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky. 3

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Deuteronomy 10:17-22 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO DEUTERONOMY 10

In this chapter an account is given of an order to Moses to hew two tables of stone, on which the Lord would write the words that were on the first, and to make an ark and put them into it, all which was accordingly done, De 10:1-5 and of some of the journeys of the children of Israel, De 10:6,7 and of the separation of the tribe of Levi to the service of the sanctuary, De 10:8,9 and of Moses's stay in the mount forty days and nights, and his success there, and the direction he had to lead on the people of Israel towards Canaan's land, De 10:10,11 and who by various arguments are exhorted to fear the Lord, and serve him, and keep his commands, De 10:12-22.

Deuteronomy 10:17-22 In-Context

15 But the Lord's love for your ancestors was so strong that he chose you instead of any other people, and you are still his chosen people.
16 So then, from now on be obedient to the Lord and stop being stubborn.
17 The Lord your God is supreme over all gods and over all powers. He is great and mighty, and he is to be obeyed. He does not show partiality, and he does not accept bribes.
18 He makes sure that orphans and widows are treated fairly; he loves the foreigners who live with our people, and gives them food and clothes.
19 So then, show love for those foreigners, because you were once foreigners in Egypt.
20 Have reverence for the Lord your God and worship only him. Be faithful to him and make your promises in his name alone.
21 Praise him - he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you.
22 When your ancestors went to Egypt, there were only seventy of them. But now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Cross References 3

  • 1. 10.171 Timothy 6.15;Revelation 17.14; 19.16;Acts 10.34;Romans 2.11;Galatians 2.6;Ephesians 6.9.
  • 2. +210.18Ben Sira 35.12-15.
  • 3. 10.22 aGenesis 46.27; bGenesis 15.5; 22.17.