Deuteronomy 10:16

16 Therefore, change your hearts and stop being stubborn.

Deuteronomy 10:16 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 10:16

Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart
Content not yourselves with, nor put your confidence in outward circumcision of the flesh, but be concerned for the circumcision of the heart; for removing from that whatever is disagreeable to the Lord, even all carnality, sensuality, hypocrisy, and superfluity of naughtiness, and for having that put there which is well pleasing in his sight; and which though it is the work of God, and he only can do it and has promised it, yet such an exhortation is made to bring men to a sense of their need of it, and of the importance of it, and to show how agreeable it is to the Lord, and so to stir them up to seek unto him for it; see ( Deuteronomy 30:6 )

and be no more stiffnecked;
froward, obstinate, and disobedient, as they had been hitherto; ( Deuteronomy 9:6 Deuteronomy 9:13 ) .

Deuteronomy 10:16 In-Context

14 “Look, the highest heavens and the earth and everything in it all belong to the LORD your God.
15 Yet the LORD chose your ancestors as the objects of his love. And he chose you, their descendants, above all other nations, as is evident today.
16 Therefore, change your hearts and stop being stubborn.
17 “For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed.
18 He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew circumcise the foreskin of your hearts.
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