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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:2

 

 

"But the LORD said to me, `Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand; and you shall do to him just as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.'

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the Lord said unto me,.... When Og was marching with all his forces against Israel:

fear him not, &c; See Gill on Numbers 21:34.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

The Lord said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand — Og‘s gigantic appearance and the formidable array of forces he will bring to the field, need not discourage you; for, belonging to a doomed race, he is destined to share the fate of Sihon [Numbers 21:25 ].


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1871-8.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

GOD'S promises are precious things, and especially when our faith is likely to be exercised. And, Reader, do observe, the LORD not only promised to deliver his people out of their enemies hand, but to deliver the enemy into his peoples hand. Such are the sweet assurances of grace. The LORD will not only rescue his servants from the hand of him that is stronger than them, but will finally bring Satan under their feet. Romans 16:20.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1828.

James Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary

SIHON AND OG

‘Thou shalt do unto Og as thou didst unto Sihon.’

Deuteronomy 3:2

I. Had Og, the king of Bashan, remained within his city, the Israelites would have been foiled, unless they received special Divine help. But he came out. Perhaps Joshua 24:12 may afford us a clue. Swarms of hornets may so have harassed them in their towns as to drive them out into the plains. Oh, how reassuring to hear God’s ‘Fear not!’ as we enter the battle or undertake some new plan!

II. We may well be fearless, and keep festival, when as the forms of dreaded evils approach us, the Lord holds our right hand, and says of each, ‘Fear him not.’ And it is wonderful at such times how we actually get spoil out of objects of terror. Out of the eater comes meat, and out of the strong sweetness. At such times also, we cry out in our glee to others, ‘Ye shall not fear.’

III. It is noticeable that recent discoveries confirm these records of the many stone cities of Bashan. There are an immense number of remains; and it is a wonder how so many people could have subsisted on so small a tract of country. Porter says that the doors and gates are of stone, some of them nearly 18 in. thick. Some 500 ruined places still tell the might of the Amorites. The Israelites thus acquired fertile and beautiful pasture-lands, as far as Hermon, and including Gilead.

Illustration

(1) ‘The Israelites were now on the border of the territory of the Amorites, who had driven out their kinsmen, Moab and Ammon, from the region lying between the Arnon and the Jabbok, and established a new Canaanite capital at Heshbon. Sihon, the Amorite king, not only refused Israel a free passage, but led out his forces against them. He was, however, signally defeated at Jahaz. The capture of Heshbon was celebrated in a song of triumph which has been preserved (Numbers 21:27-30). Penetrating still further northwards, the children of Israel crossed the Jabbok, and overcame Og, king of Bashan, at Edrei. These victories gave them the mastery of Eastern Palestine from the river Arnon to mount Hermon. Moses divided the conquered region between the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh, i.e. the families descended from Machir (Numbers 32:39 f.), at their own special request, after they had pledged themselves to assist in the subjugation of the territory to the west of the Jordan.’

(2) ‘I know my Sihons. I make them fair offers, but they refuse. I will not harm them, but they scout me. I offer commerce, they draw the sword. I, even I, have my enemies. But they are God’s enemies, too, if I am God’s, as Moses was; and they shall not stand before me.’

(3) ‘Fear argues Little Faith, or No Faith, just as Darkness implies Little or No Light; so by the reality of our fear we may know the unreality of much that we call faith. Where faith really rests, fear is not, and cannot be.’


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Nisbet, James. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". Church Pulpit Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1876.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Deuteronomy 3:2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

Ver. 2. Fear him not.] Though of a formidable stature. [Deuteronomy 3:11] The lion is not so fierce as he is painted, saith the Spanish proverb. God will crack the hairy scalp of his enemies. [Psalms 68:21]


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Fear him not, though he be of so frightful a look and stature, Deuteronomy 3:11.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

said. See note on Deuteronomy 2:9.

hand. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "hands".

as = according as.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-3.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

The Lord said ... Fear him not. His gigantic appearance, and the formidable array of forces he will bring to the field, need not discourage you; because, belonging to a doomed race, he is destined to share the fate of Sihon.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/deuteronomy-3.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(2) And the Lord said unto me. . . .—This verse repeats Numbers 21:34.

For I will deliver him should be rather read thus, for into thy hand have I delivered him.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
Fear
11; 20:3; Numbers 14:9; 2 Chronicles 20:17; Isaiah 41:10; 43:5; Acts 18:9; 27:24; Revelation 2:10
as thou didst
2:24-37; Numbers 21:23-25

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-3.html.

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