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Deuteronomy 11:24

 

 

"Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours; your border will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the river, the river Euphrates, as far as the western sea.

Adam Clarke Commentary

From the river - Euphrates, which was on the east, to the uttermost sea - the Mediterranean, which lay westward of the promised land. This promise, notwithstanding the many provocations of the Israelites, was fulfilled in the time of Solomon, for "he reigned over all the kings from the river (Euphrates) even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt." See 2 Chronicles 9:26, and the note, Numbers 34:12; (note).


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Every place wherein the soles of your feet shall tread,.... Meaning in the land of Canaan; though the Jews vainly apply this to every land, and country, and place therein, where any of them come; pleasing themselves with this foolish fancy, that all shall be theirs that the foot of any of them have trod upon, or they have dwelt in; but that it respects only the land of Canaan appears by the following description of it and its boundaries:

from the wilderness; the wilderness of Paran, which lay to the south of it, where Kadesh was, from whence the spies were sent, and was the southern border of it:

and Lebanon; which was a range of mountains to the north of it; and was the northern border of the land:

from the river, the river Euphrates; which was the eastern border of it, when it was carried to its utmost extent, as in the days of Solomon, 1 Kings 4:21.

even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be: the Mediterranean sea, which was the western border of the land of Canaan, or "the hinder sea", and so it is called Zechariah 14:8, it lay at the back of them; for if a man stands with his face to the east, the south will be on his right hand, and the north on his left, and the west will be behind him, or at the back of him.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-11.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Every place whereon the soles of h your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost i sea shall your coast be.

(h) This was accomplished in David and Solomon's time.

(i) The Mediterranean.


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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/deuteronomy-11.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours — not as if the Jews should be lords of the world, but of every place within the promised land. It should be granted to them and possessed by them, on conditions of obedience:

from the wilderness — the Arabah on the south;

Lebanon — the northern limit;

Euphrates — their boundary on the east. Their grant of dominion extended so far, and the right was fulfilled to Solomon.

even unto the uttermost sea — the Mediterranean.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/deuteronomy-11.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.

Every place — Not absolutely, as the Rabbins fondly conceit, but in the promised land, as it is restrained in the following words; either by possession, or by dominion, namely, upon condition of your obedience.

The wilderness — Of Sin, on the south-side.

To Lebanon — Which was on the north border.

Euphrates — On the east. So far the right of dominion extended, but that their sins cut them short: and so far Solomon extended his dominion.

The uttermost sea — The western or midland sea.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/deuteronomy-11.html. 1765.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Ver. 24. Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread i.e. Within the compass of the bounds here marked out, and so long as you fulfil the condition mentioned, ver. 22.

REFLECTIONS.—1st, The way to conquest was obedience. On this depended their strength; for then the mighty God would be their helper; and thus also they would secure long possession, which else they would quickly forfeit. Note; Sin shortens the days of the wicked, and causes the lands to cast out their inhabitants. 2. On their obedience also the fertility of their land depended. Canaan was not like Egypt, which had the Nile cut into innumerable canals, from whence the ground was watered; but owed its fruitfulness to the descending rains, which God would cause to descend plentifully upon them, and make them overflow with corn, and wine, and oil. Note; (1.) Mercies coming from the immediate hand of God are doubly sweet. (2.) Godliness has the promise of the life that now is. (3.) The more we enjoy from God's gift, the more bound we are to live to God's glory. 3. The consequences of their disobedience would be the very reverse of all this. If they turned aside to idols, the wrath of God would be kindled against them, and they would be utterly consumed from the good land, and the land itself be left desolate, under the curse of God; the fulfilment of which is this day most visible, it being now a very barren spot, and almost without inhabitants. Note; They who will not be influenced by God's mercies, will sink under his judgments.

2nd, Though the directions in this chapter had been given before, they were no vain repetitions; all was little enough for their admonition. 1. They are charged to lay up these words in their memories, and to embrace them with cordial affection; to place them ever in their view, that they may not be forgotten, and to be talking of them at home and abroad, making them matter of constant instruction to their children, and of familiar converse with their friends. Note; When the heart is filled with the knowledge and love of God's word, the lips will ever be bringing forth that good conversation which ministers grace to the hearers. 2. The blessing assured them is certain possession of the land of Canaan, an enlargement of their borders to Euphrates, with an abiding inheritance for their children; and security from all their foes; whom a holy awe should restrain from daring to molest them. Note; (1.) Religion stamps a reverence on its professors, which keeps their enemies in awe of them. (2.) Godliness transmitted with our possessions, is the surest means to perpetuate them in our families.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Every place; not absolutely, as if the Jews should be lords of all the world, as the rabbins fondly conceit; but in the Promised Land, as it is restrained in the following words.

Shall be yours, either by possession, or by dominion, to wit, upon condition of your obedience.

From the wilderness, to wit, of Sin, on the south side.

And Lebanon; and from Lebanon; or, and to Lebanon, which was the northern border.

The river Euphrates on the east. So far their right of dominion extended, but that their sins cut them short; and so far Solomon extended his dominion.

Unto the uttermost sea; the western or midland sea; Heb.

the hindermost sea; for the eastern part of the world being generally esteemed the foremost, and the southern on the right hand, Psalms 89:12, and consequently the northern on the left hand, the western part must needs be behind. Of these bounds of the land see Genesis 10:19 15:18 Exodus 23:31 Joshua 1:3,4.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

24. Every place… shall be yours — The boundaries of the land are here briefly stated: from Arabia on the south to Lebanon on the north; from the Euphrates on the east to the Mediterranean on the west. For other statements of the boundaries comp. Genesis 15:18-21; Exodus 23:31; Numbers 34:6.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/deuteronomy-11.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Deuteronomy 11:24. Every place — Not absolutely, as the Jewish rabbis fondly imagine, but in the promised land, as the sense is restrained in the following words; either by possession or by dominion, namely, upon condition of your obedience. From the wilderness — Of Sin, on the south of Canaan, and Lebanon — On the north. From Euphrates — On the east. So far the right of dominion extruded, but that their sins cut them short; so far, however, Solomon extended his dominion. Unto the uttermost sea — The Mediterranean, on the west.


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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". Joseph Benson's Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Yours. The nations of Chanaan, how strong soever, should fall, and their country be lawfully possessed by the Hebrews. --- Western sea. Hebrew, "the sea of the back." The Jews speak of the different parts of the world, with respect to a man who has his face turned towards the east, Genesis xiii. 9. The countries, from the desert of Zin to the Euphrates, were never entirely occupied by the Israelites, except under the reigns of David and Solomon. (Calmet) --- God never intended to subject the whole world to their dominion, as the Rabbins would hence infer. (Menochius)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Every place. Compare Joshua 1:3-5; Joshua 23:5. Exodus 23:31.

from. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "and from".

river. Hebrew. nahar, a flood, not nahal, a Wady. Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, read "great river".

coast = border.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-11.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.

Every place ... shall be yours - not as if the Jews should be lords of the world, but of every place within the promised land. It should be granted to them, and possessed by them, on condition of obedience.

From the wilderness - the Arabah, on the south. Lebanon - the northern limit.

Euphrates - their boundary on the east: their grant of dominion extended so far, and the right was fulfilled to Solomon.

Uttermost sea - the Mediterranean (cf. Joshua 1:3-4, which is almost a literal transcript of this passage).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/deuteronomy-11.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(24) Every place.—Repeated in Joshua 1:3-4, where see Note.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/deuteronomy-11.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
Genesis 15:18-21; Exodus 23:31; Numbers 34:3-15; Joshua 1:3,4; 14:9; 1 Kings 4:21,24; 2 Chronicles 9:26

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:24". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-11.html.

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