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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Deuteronomy 11:17

 

 

"Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And then the Lord's wrath be kindled against you,.... For their idolatry, nothing being more provoking to him than that, it being contrary to his nature and being, as well as to his will, and to his honour and glory:

and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain; the treasures and storehouses of it there, or the windows of it, the clouds, which when opened let it down, but when shut withhold it; the key of rain is one of the keys which the Jews sayF11Targum Jon. in Deut. xxviii. 12. the Lord keeps in his own hand, and with it he opens and no man shuts, and shuts and no man opens; see Deuteronomy 28:12.

and that the land yield not her fruit; which is unavoidably the case when rain is withheld:

and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you; for if the land does not yield its fruits sufficient to support the inhabitants of it, they must in course perish.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:17". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-11.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

Shut up the heaven — Which is compared sometimes to a great store-house wherein God lays up his treasures of rain, Job 38:22, the doors whereof God is said to open when he gives rain, and to shut when he witholds it.


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Bibliography
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:17". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/deuteronomy-11.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Deuteronomy 11:17 And [then] the LORD’S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and [lest] ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

Ver. 17. And he shut up the heaven.] The keys of heaven, of the heart, of the womb, and of the grave, God keeps and carries under his own belt, as we may say.


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Bibliography
Trapp, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:17". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Heaven is compared sometimes to a bottle, Job 38:37, which may be either stopped or opened; sometimes to a great storehouse, wherein God lays up his treasures of rain, Job 38:22 Psalms 33:7, the doors whereof God is said to open when he gives rain, and to shut when he withholds it. See 1 Kings 8:35 2 Chronicles 6:26 7:13.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:17". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

You. In all this discourse, Moses attributes the fertility of the promised land to the blessing of God, and indeed it seems to be naturally far from being so luxuriant as to be able to feed so many inhabitants. Travellers inform us, that a great part is incapable of cultivation. But it is no longer the object of God's complacency, ver. 12. It is under the curse, chap. xxviii. 23. (Calmet)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:17". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

shut up. The power of the Creator thus manifested. Compare 1 Kings 8:35. James 5:17.

land = ground. Hebrew "adamah.


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Bibliography
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:17". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-11.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
the Lord's
6:15; 30:17,18
shut up
28:23,24; 1 Kings 8:35; 17:1; 2 Chronicles 6:26; 7:13; Jeremiah 14:1-6; Amos 4:7; Haggai 1:9-11
ye perish
4:26; 8:19,20; 30:18; Joshua 23:13-16

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-11.html.

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