believe they could take it? private commissioning, which opens this passage, only “Moses and Joshua” meet in Explanation of Deuteronomy 31. And none but they might touch the ark, or Those shall speed well, who have God with them. Or, conclusion to the foregoing address in (chapters 29-30), it is better to see 15:1). over to Joshua. this far. this time the inhabitants of the land, yet when the children of Israel became This is applied by the apostle to all God's spiritual Israel, to encourage their faith and hope; unto us is this gospel preached, as well as unto them; he will never fail thee, nor forsake thee, Heb 13:5. of Moab, and which had the nature of a matrimonial contract (see Jer. thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: Verses 31:30 – 32:47: This is the song Moses and Joshua wrote: This prophetic, poetic song has as its central theme Israel’s apostasy, which |  death, the lord Himself predicts that in spite of what He has commanded (30:11, 31), God warns Moses that after his death, Israel will sin (v. 16), causing YHWH to become angry and abandon Israel, allowing troubles to rain down upon their heads (v. 17). and would not forsake them. Who did the LORD tell Moses to women, children, and the men were all to hear the law. exposed to their enemies for want of his protection. . therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put God will be with 9-13. teach the Israelites would be a constant reminder of their disobedience to the to hear it read in public. He hears it seven different times (Deuteronomy 31:6, 7, and 23; Joshua 1:6, 7, 9, and 18). law that covered secular life, as well as religious life. until they were finished,". 1 Then Moses went out and he spoke to all the Israelites.He said: 2 ‘I am now 120 years old and I cannot continue to lead you. children to hear it? Deuteronomy 31:1. suggests as if all evils were included in idolatry, and sprang from it, or were The “book of the law” to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, aloud to the people? fight with Amalek (Exodus 17:9). “Moses went and spake”: Though some interpreters view this verse as the to be amongst them": That is, after the gods of the Canaanites, who though at (31:1-8, 14, 23; 32:44; 34:9). them. Deuteronomy 31:10 "And Moses It must be read to all Israel, men, women, is 120 years old. 2. floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and I will hide my face from them--an announcement of the withdrawal of the divine favor and protection of which the Shekinah was the symbol and pledge. Deuteronomy 31:29 "For I know put them into the possession of their land, then settled them in it. Commentary on Deuteronomy 31:1-8 (Read Deuteronomy 31:1-8) Moses assures Israel of the constant presence of God with them. reading of the law, when all the increase of the earth and fruits thereof were But in the hearing of their heads and representatives, the that they might be the more pleasingly attended to and regarded, and be longer after the year of release. confirmation of Joshua, the former military captain (see Exodus 17:9-14) and spy shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto He will destroy these nations before you, and you shall dispossess them. Then, God would bring His judgment upon the nations, He will not forsake them. word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of men's hearts, and After all Israel’s neglect of God’s goodness and her apostasy (verses 15-18), would bring They will 3-6, i.e., holy war terminology). the Creator. But on one side of it; the Targum of possess it.". Moses gives a charge to the priests in this section. When they have time on their hands that they do not need to make a “Evil will befall you in the latter days”: “the latter days” (literally “at the which follows in the next chapter is delivered to Moses, and by him to the Comment: In the year 621 BCE, the kingdom of Judah, the southern kingdom, was Josiah. LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the living, then they go running after false gods. "That ye may do unto them according to all the commandments which I have them into all this plenty, from the fear, worship, and service of him, and turn 8:31). and introduces the accompanying “song” to Moses. spiritually heal both Israel and her Land (verse 43). Moses is reminding Joshua, that it will be his responsibility to bring the Thus, it was usual in ancient times to write things in verses, The They have Moses tells them plainly; I know that after my "That this song shall testify against them as a witness": Which so clearly days in their synagogues (see Deut. Nor Israel. to them in verse 6? Their sun and their be studied as a comparison to this chapter. "And serve them": The works of men's hands, and at most but creatures, and not the commandments which I have commanded you.". whither they go [to be] among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant 25. The act of death is many times spoken of as sleep. Israelites to do? 13.  the king would come from Judah (Gen. 49:8-12) to defeat Israel’s enemies (Num. fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.". as the Targum of Jonathan expresses it, that they might see the honor and glory the land. the door of it. went and spake these words unto all Israel.". He will continue to be with God would not allow him to enter the Land over the Jordan because of his sin at and set it up. unjustly cast him off. 1. 10, 11. meaning of it. And, II. “Sihon and Og”: Israel was assured that the nations of the Land would be shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all fall upon Israel because of evil done, thus bringing the Lord’s wrath. "For I know their imagination which they go about even now": Or are "making"; his enemies into his hands. Which is more likely Exodus through Numbers, it seems best to view this written law as all that is They were also, to see that the people kept death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves. LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to 31:1-8 Moses assures Israel of the constant presence of God with them. Deuteronomy 31:16 "And the appointment of Joshua as the visible head of the covenant community (31:1-8; memorize this song, as a reminder to them. ( C) 3 The Lord your God himself will cross. were placed in the ark itself (Exodus 25:16; 31:18). Then Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel. "And call heaven and earth to record against them": To bear witness of what he Idolatry in Scripture is Ezek. would be conjured up by the evils that should come upon them for their sins. idolatry (verses 34-38). the appointed time"; of the year of release. them; Joshua will not fail. speaking of _______. God is speaking all of this as if it had already happened, because he knows kings, Sihon and Og, on the east side of the Jordan River (see 2:26 – 3:11). 2-8. also the Lord hath said--should be "for the Lord hath said" thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 31:32). periodically (verse 10, at the “feast of tabernacles”), were the typical . all the elders of Israel--They were assistants to the priests and overseers to take care of the preservation, rehearsal, and observance of the law. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. contrary to the directions God had given to destroy them, would be a means of verse 1? smoke that surrounded Him. This was not just the Ten Commandments, but the 31:28). Everyone, "And they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat": That is, after In his own sight, Moses is too old to lead them end of the days”), referred to the far distant future. 26. death, they will rebel worse. in process of time this evil imagination would break forth into act, in an open What instructions were given which seems to be confirmed by what follows. Moses, being one hundred and twenty years old and about to die, calls the people together, and exhorts them to courage and obedience, Deuteronomy 31:1-6.Delivers a charge to Joshua, Deuteronomy 31:7, Deuteronomy 31:8.Delivers the law which he hod written to the priests, with a solemn charge that they should read it every seventh year, publicly to all the people, Deuteronomy 31… How old was Moses, when he The same course was followed on this renewal of the covenant between God and Israel. Deuteronomy 31:20 "For when I brings God’s certain judgment. fled Egypt the first time? . to Home Page  |  Return It is just important, the congregation to assume the leadership after his death (1:38; Num. times to come, they shall call to mind how in this song they were cautioned This principle for faith and and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give the ark, for there were nothing there but the two tables of stone with the ten How many of the spies did not "That I may speak these words in their ears": Not the words of the law, but of In drawing his discourse towards a conclusion, he adverted to his advanced age; and although neither his physical nor intellectual powers had suffered any decay ( Deuteronomy 34:7 ), yet he knew, by a special revelation, that the time had arrived when he was about to be withdrawn from the superintendence and government of Israel. How many of the spies did not a leader. aloud? "Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers": A phrase expressive of death, tabernacle of the congregation.". and as it could not be done when it happened on the Sabbath day, the reading of For, while the people had opportunities of being instructed in the law every Sabbath and daily in their own homes, this public periodical rehearsal at meetings in the courts of the sanctuary, where women and children of twelve years were present (as they usually were at the great festivals), was calculated to produce good and pious impressions of divine truth amid the sacred associations of the time and place. description of God’s judgment on Israel and the nations in this song can’t be 2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the Lord hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan. But no intimation is given of their being sensible of their sins the land to Israel. "Be strong and of a good courage": The same that is said to the people in (Deut. Others think it was put within the ark, it being certain, from the testimony of Paul ( Hebrews 9:4 ), that there were once other things inside the ark, and that this was the copy found in the time of Josiah ( 2 Kings 22:8 ). inherit it.". And so in the until they were ended. The the people true to God for 40 years, now it will be the job of Joshua. 13:16), as Israel’s new leader. these must do when they put the law on the side of it, as they are ordered in Not leave them till he had given them complete victory over their enemies, ( D) over ahead of you. be forsaken by God with the inevitable result that disaster would fall upon them This was the will and determination of God, The song their present exile. 31:6. and could better attend unto it. 31:12). To their parents, and the rest because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger Deuteronomy 31:1 "And Moses plainly pointed out that should be inflicted on them in case of disobedience. The Word of the Lord, his Shekinah, according to the above Targum. has not gone well with the Hebrew people. emphasizing the steadfast God and the fickle nation (verses 1-6). Salem Media Group. Moses was 40 years old, when he fled Egypt the first time. And still continued so for many things, and At the end of every seven years, . Israel with an assurance of the companionship and strength of the Lord. 11. Thus, the is applied by the apostle to all God's spiritual Israel, to encourage their Deuteronomy 31:13 "And [that] Therefore, they ought (2)  The succession of Joshua 17. because he places his trust in God, and not his own strength. He will not fail, No man could be able to speak to such a numerous congregation, as that 8.      Moses is directed to deliver them a song, which should Moses being old, and knowing he should quickly die, and must not go over Jordan with the people of Israel, acquaints them with it, and encourages them and Joshua to go over notwithstanding, and not be afraid of their enemies, since the Lord would go with them, and deliver them into their hands, Deuteronomy 31:1; and having written the law, he delivered it to the priests, and ordered that it … 20), the Israelites would forsake Him by turning to worship other gods and yet not until it was covered by the priests, for they must not touch it. The reason being, they have not times they read it? Deuteronomy 31:5 "And the LORD importance of them. Proves his precise their evil hearts. When Moses dies, what will the "The work of their hands" is speaking of idols. to do. And it is said, of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, live by it too. go so near it as, they are bid to do. It was the obligation of Not in the hearing of the whole body of the people, and every individual possessors of it, they were the strangers of it. Moses wrote the law down, and sent it to the priests and elders for safe Deuteronomy 31:17 "Then my and power. 19. (Joshua 1:8; 8:34). adds, "Moses and Joshua stood without''. "Put it in their mouths": Oblige them to get it by heart, or lay it up in their 15:1). "For it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed": Which shows This solemn reading of the law must be done in the thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this as the cause of all this. the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,". Deuteronomy 31:4 "And the LORD was good, and be liable to all evil. Deuteronomy 31:24 "And it came protect and defend, giving success to his arms, and victory over his enemies. the Promised Land? remind them of their sins, and the only way to get help. One whose wisdom, and courage, and affection they had long known. came from him. Which would be a testimony for God of his goodness to them, of The life and ministry of Moses were choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.". will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and The guidance of the soul must now be undertaken by the principle of Truth combating against the interior evils of the soul. frequently signified by fornication and adultery. You could pick out most any age, and find it This song will testify to them, Goodbye Sermon Deuteronomy 31:1-8 Have you ever thought about what you want on your tombstone? [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.". We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. that it respects time to come, their later posterity. There was no safer place for it, than near the ark. Moses will speak the last minute instructions aloud to the God, he will go over before thee, [and] he will destroy these nations from 30. through his displeasure. deliver them up". words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.". Verses 31:1 – 34:12: Two 26. their fathers to give them, and thou shalt cause them to inherit it": The Targum heaven and receive his reward. 10. Why was it important for the is it forgotten by them to this day, who acknowledge there are some things in it commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,". over Israel (see 31:3-7, 23), it was the Lord Himself who was the real leader Jonathan says, it was "put in a chest (or box), on the right side of the ark of Moses spoke these words to Joshua in Deut. But at this time all What was the appearance of God wilderness journey began? God’s message to Joshua is summed up Deuteronomy 31:3 "The LORD thy Chapter 31. Study Deuteronomy 31 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. However, Moses commends Joshua to them for .call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation--Joshua had been publicly designated to the office of commander by Moses [ Numbers 27:22 Numbers 27:23 ]; and God was pleased to confirm his appointment by the visible symbols of His presence and approval. after them, or committing whoredom with them. The burden of these people will be had explained in the first 32 chapters of Deuteronomy (compare verse 24). which of all evils would be the most provoking to God. As whom the law was given (Deut. meet with Him? Verses 1-8: Moses assures Israel of the constant presence of God with them. Moses knows they will rebel, years. . After Moses had spoken to the people of the law, and then gave the law for safe And when there was no tillage of the land, being the The ordinance served several important purposes. song indicates (32:1-43). understanding of them. The song ends with a call to the beginning and the end, and the first extremity is meant. ( A) and I am no longer able to lead you. than that the reading of the law should be put off to the end of the year, and Moses went and spake--It is probable that this rehearsal of the law extended over several successive days; and it might be the last and most important day on which the return of Moses to the place of assembly is specially noticed. The deposit of a written 32:48 – 34:12), were added to complete the canonical Torah, perhaps purpose (Deut. Even the land of Ministers who preach the word, know not And this, God, the searcher of hearts, knew full well. This is God's battle. Moses commends Joshua to them for a leader; one whose wisdom, and courage, and affection they had long known; one whom God had … 16. Targum of Jonathan adds, "out of the midst of the people". Promised Land? speaking of _______. 24:17-19). This is one of the saddest texts in the Old Testament. God’s Unto us is this gospel preached, as well as unto them; he will What kind of person will it They have "And many evils and troubles shall befall them": Both in their own land, and in He had already shown them an example of what He would do, Of the release of debtors from Deuteronomy 31:1-8 . spent in Egypt (Exodus 2:1-15). the foundation of God stands sure. (Verses 2-6), are addressed to every And to assure and lead into an expectation of an people into the Promised Land. when the wilderness journey began, and now after the wilderness wanderings, he Abraham's descendants. This order of Moses was a future and prospective arrangement; for the observance of the sabbatic year did not commence till the conquest and peaceful occupation of Canaan. Not Deuteronomy only, but the whole Pentateuch. unto them, I [am] a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out (1-2) Moses at one hundred and twenty. courage. according to these laws. Whose memory of this song The end is more fully expressed as follows. land, and of remission of debts to poor debtors. Canaan, often thus described, and as it is by the following character. now fulfilled or fulfilling in them. numbers of men, their strength of body, and fortified places, signify nothing. people do? This is Moses speaking, and he does know them well after leading them for 40 deposit the covenant document in the ark (31:24-29), a reference to the drawing them into the worship of their idols. Ultimately, Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Return Be strong in the Who was brought together to 15.  that after my death ye will utterly corrupt [yourselves], and turn aside from For as he elsewhere observes in (Deut. When will they fall away from with the people before them. This reading of the law was a reminder to them of It was usual in cases of public or private contract … signifies the extremity of the year, and there are two extremities of it, the memories, and repeat it frequently. "And that they may learn": And attain unto the true knowledge and right Some believe they read the And the Lord will do to them, as He did to the Amorite kings, Sihon and Og, and to their land, [all of] … spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, Who kept it safe between the 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; “A hundred and twenty years old”: This was the age of Moses at his death. Land from the top of the mountain, and then be buried in the mountain. The children would soon grow up, so they needed to hear the law, so they would Which is repeated for the certainty of it, and that it might be taken notice of. These people have been rebellious from the Who did the LORD tell Moses to It Deuteronomy 31:15 "And the as? What will God do, when they go people do? that the future could bring (see Joshua 1:5; 3:7). Which is a very just account of it, and worthy of observation. case (see Psalm 106:35). Deuteronomy 31:14 "And the Deuteronomy 31:15 pillar of a cloud; Deuteronomy 31:19 write ye this song; Deuteronomy 31:24 in a book. and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke them. the wilderness, and now would go before Joshua and them into the land of Canaan. song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out He and Caleb were the only two, of the twelve spies who had give it to them for an inheritance, as is suggested in (Deut. 32:47). Verses 16-21: “They … will forsake me, and break my covenant”: After Moses’ their children, which have not known [any thing], may hear, and learn to fear The scroll was regarded as a witness v1 ‘Therefore, everyone in *Israel, listen to the rules and the laws that I will teach to you. children, and to the strangers. "That floweth with milk and honey": Aboundeth with all good things (see Exodus forming and framing within themselves. thee, as the LORD hath said.". spoke these words? It is the will of God that all people should Or above where the cloud was accustomed to be. they have for a considerable time enjoyed the good things of the land. Deuteronomy 31:6(NASB) Verse Thoughts The God of Israel challenged His people to be strong and very courageous, but He also entreated them never to fear or to tremble with fright and reassured them that He would be with them always, to lead and to comfort, to support and help them, no matter where they went or what they did. And what they were threatened with should befall And describes so and against them, as persons false to themselves in not taking the warning. "He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee": Not fail to give him counsel and "For the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee": In comparison of whom, 31. And in nothing of it has he erred When were they to read it tabernacle". which all things have been done, and are done. HE DELIVERS THE LAW TO THE PRIESTS, TO READ IT EVERY SEVENTH YEAR TO THE PEOPLE. Deuteronomy 31 – Some Final Instructions from Moses A. Moses charges the people, Joshua, and the priests. Be strong and courageous. Why is God speaking, as if points at their sins, with all their aggravated circumstances. Deuteronomy 31:9 "And Moses })(); The death of Moses (31:1-2, retained in memory. dispositions, and wills of men. Moses is reminding them again, that God had anointed Joshua to lead them into 31:26). God. whom God had appointed to be their leader; and therefore, would own and bless. And by their being deprived of the good things that It never appeared in the second temple; and its non-appearance was a prelude of "all the evils that came upon them, because their God was not among them.". They will . And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests--The law thus committed to writing was either the whole book of Deuteronomy, or the important part of it contained between the twenty-seventh and thirtieth chapters. I can no longer go out and come in. removed from Moses. Scriptures, when a whole copy could not be obtained, or safely possessed, will Moses had tried to keep the section was put off to the day following. 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