Deuteronomy 6:8

8 "1You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead *.

Deuteronomy 6:8 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 6:8

And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand
As a man ties anything to his hand for a token, that he may remember somewhat he is desirous of; though the Jews understand this literally, of binding a scroll of parchment, with this section and others written in it, upon their left hand, as the Targum of Jonathan here interprets the hand:

and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes;
and which the same Targum interprets of the Tephilim, or phylacteries, which the Jews wear upon their foreheads, and on their arms, and so Jarchi; of which (See Gill on Matthew 23:5).

Deuteronomy 6:8 In-Context

6 "These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.
7 " You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
8 "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead .
9 "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
10 "Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 12:14; Exodus 13:9, 16; Deuteronomy 11:18; Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 6:21; Proverbs 7:3

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