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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Deuteronomy 30

 

 

Verses 1-10

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 seems like an expansion of Deuteronomy 4:29-31, and sums up the promises of D, expressing them from the standpoint of the Exile.

Deuteronomy 30:1. the blessing and the curse: referring to Deuteronomy 28.

Deuteronomy 30:3. turn thy captivity: render, "restore thy fortunes" (Job 42:10).

Deuteronomy 30:6. circumcise thy heart: Deuteronomy 10:16*.

Deuteronomy 30:7 f. The curse now resting on Israel will be transferred to their enemies.


Verses 11-20

Deuteronomy 30:11-20 was probably intended to close Dt.

Deuteronomy 30:11-14 is applied and adapted by Paul in Romans 6-8.—Prefix to Deuteronomy 30:16 the following words found in the LXX and necessary for the sense: "If thou wilt listen to the commandments of Yahweh thy God" ("which," etc.).

Deuteronomy 30:19 = Deuteronomy 4:26.

Deuteronomy 30:20. to love: Deuteronomy 6:5.—thy life: i.e. the one that gives thee life.

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 30:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/deuteronomy-30.html. 1919.

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