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9:1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in
to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and
fenced up to heaven,
9:2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims,
whom thou knowest and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before
the children of Anak!
9:3 Understand therefore this day, that the Lord your God is he which
goes over before you. As a consuming fire.(?).he
shall destroy them and he shall bring them down before your face. So shall
you drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the Lord has said unto
9:4 Speak not you in thine heart, after that the Lord your God has
cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness the Lord has
brought me in to possess this land, but for the wickedness of these nations
the Lord does drive them out from before you.
you have an advantage,
it's important to overstand
why and get the perspective
9:5 Not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart
do you go to possess their land. But for the wickedness of these nations
the Lord your God does drive them out from before you and that he may perform
the word which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, Abraham,
9:6 Understand therefore, that the Lord your God gives you not this
good land to possess it for your righteousness, for you are a stiffnecked
9:7 Remember and forget not, how you provoked the Lord your God to
wrath in the wilderness. From the day that you did depart out
of the land of Egypt until you came unto this place, you have been
rebellious against the Lord.
9:8 Also in Horeb
you provoked the Lord to wrath, so that the Lord was angry with you to
the point of destroying you.
9:9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone,
even the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you.(*),
then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat
bread nor drink water.
9:10 And the Lord delivered unto me two tables of stone written with
the finger of God and on them was written according to all the words which
the Lord spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the
day of the assembly.
9:11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights,
that the Lord gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
9:12-14 And the Lord said unto me, Arise, get yourself down quickly
from here, for your people which you have brought
forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves. They are quickly turned
turned aside and then it just got worse from there:.Jeremiah
44:16,17).out of the way
which I commanded
them. They have made them a molten
image. Furthermore the Lord spoke unto me, saying, I have seen this
people and behold,
it is a stiffnecked
people. Let me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from
under heaven and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than
spite of his faults, which seemed to mostly be of his
anger, was not the kind of person to allow himself higher position
if it deprived
18,19,25 just below.
9:15 So I.(Moses:.Deuteronomy
5:1,2).turned and came down
from the mount and the mount burned with fire and the two tables of the
covenant were in my two hands.
9:16 And I looked and behold,
I saw that you had sinned against the Lord your God and had made you a
calf. You had turned aside quickly out of the way which the Lord had
9:17 And I took the two tables.(Deuteronomy
9:9-11).and cast them out
of my two hands and broke them before your eyes.
9:18 And I fell down before the Lord, as at the first.(Moses
was up the mountain twice, once here.Exodus
then verse 25 below with 10:1-5, also below), forty days
and forty nights. I did neither eat bread nor drink water, because of all
your sins which you sinned in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord,
to provoke him to anger.
9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the
Lord was wroth
against you to destroy you. But the Lord hearkened unto me at that time
9:20 And the Lord was very angry with Aaron and would have destroyed
him but I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
9:21-24 And I took your sin, the calf which you had made and burnt
it with fire and stamped it and ground it very small, even until it was
as small as dust and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended
out of the mount. And at Taberah and at Massah and at Kibrothhattaavah,
you provoked the Lord to wrath. Likewise when the Lord sent you from Kadeshbarnea,
saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you, then you rebelled
against the commandment of the Lord your God and you believed him not,
nor hearkened to his voice. You have been rebellious
against the Lord from the day that I knew you.
9:25 Thus I fell down before the Lord forty days and forty nights,
as I fell down at the first, because the Lord had said he would destroy
9:26-29 I prayed therefore unto the Lord and said, O Lord GOD, destroy
not your people and your inheritance, which you have redeemed through your
greatness, which you have brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Look not unto the stubbornness
of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin, lest the land
whence thou brought us out say, Because the Lord was not able to bring
them into the land which he promised them and because he hated them, he
has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness. Yet they are your
people and your inheritance, which you brought out by your mighty power
and by your stretched out arm.
10:1-5 At that time the Lord said unto me.(Moses),
these two tables of stone like unto the first.(Exodus
24:12).and come up unto
me into the mount and make an ark
of wood. And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first
which you broke and you shall put them in the ark. And I made an ark of
shittim wood and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first and went
up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand. And he wrote on
the tables, according to the first writing, the commandments, which
the Lord spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the
day of the assembly and the Lord gave them unto me. And I turned myself
and came down from the mount and put the tables in the ark which I had
made and there they be, as the Lord commanded me.
10:8 At that time the Lord separated the tribe of Levi,
to bear the ark
of the covenant of the Lord,
to stand before.(what
does it mean to "stand before the Lord"?).the
Lord to minister unto him and to bless in
his name, unto this day.
10:9 Wherefore Levi
has no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his inheritance,
according as the Lord your God promised him.
10:10 And I.(this
in the mount, according to the first time.(the
34:29-32), forty days and forty nights and the Lord hearkened
unto me at that time also and the Lord would not destroy you.
10:11 And the Lord said unto me, Arise, take your journey before the
people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their
fathers to give unto them.
10:12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you,
but to fear the Lord your God,
to walk in all his ways and to love him and to serve the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul,
5:29: Jeremiah 44:16,17.
Yet God loved them so much (John 3:16,17)
and saw that they had such a hard time with being good according to a higher
consciousness, that He
abolished the entire Mosaic Law, replacing it with something so much
greater (Hebrews 9:11) and giving
us a great gift to massively
improve our lives and the lives of others, there was really no comparison
with the so-called
'righteousness' of the Mosaic Law and the new
righteousness of Christ
10:13 To keep the commandments of the Lord and his statutes, which
I command you this day for your good?
10:14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's your
God, the earth also with all that therein is.
10:15 Only the Lord had a delight in your fathers to love them and
he chose their seed after them, even you above all people.(Deuteronomy
7:6), as it is this day.
10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart and be no more
30:5-8; Jeremiah 32:39;
10:17 For the Lord your God is God
of gods and Lord of lords, a great mighty and terrible.(original
implies, 'awesome in strength and power', 'fearful', 'causing great astonishment').God,
who regards not persons,
nor takes rewards.
can't buy off God or bribe God for favors or by using false attitudes.
God is like; God's standard).He
does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow and loves the stranger
in giving him food and raiment.
Love you therefore the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of
other words, be like
10:20,21 You shall fear the
Lord your God. Him shall you serve and to him shall you cleave
and swear by his name..(why?).He
is your praise and he is your God that has done for you these great and
word 'terrible', see verse 17 just above).things,
which your eyes have seen.
10:22 Your fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons
and now the Lord your God has made you as the stars of heaven for multitude.