Deuteronomy 8 Commentary


Deuteronomy by Irving Jensen- used by permission
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Source: Ryrie Study Bible

Deuteronomy

Dt 1:1-4:43 Dt 4:44-26:19 Dt 27:1-34:12

Moses'
First
Discourse

Moses'
Second
Discourse

Moses'
Third
Discourse

Historical Review Legal
Exposition
Prophetical
Promises

Looking Back

40 Years

Looking Up
What God
Expected of Israel
Looking Ahead
What God
Will Do for Israel
Recapitulation of Wanderings Rehearsal
of Israel's Law
Ratification
of Israel's Covenant
Historical Appendices
Remembrance of the past Commandments
for the Present
Dt 27:1-30:20
Blessing and Cursing
Dt 31:1-34:12
Death of Moses
Take Heed
Don't forget
Ten
Commands
Related
Commands
Two Choices Affecting
the Future
Moses' Parting Words
Dt 1:1-4:43
Looking Back
Dt 4:44-11:32
Exposition of Decalogue
Dt 12:1-16:17
Ceremonial Laws
Dt 16:18-20:20
Civil
Laws
Dt 21:1-26:19
Social
Laws
Dt 27:1-28:68
Ratification of Covenant
Dt 29:1-30:20
Terms of Covenant
Dt 31:1-34:12
Moses' Song, Blessing, Death

Plains of Moab

About 2 Months
Moses: Author

(Except Dt 34)


Remembrances of the Past
(Deuteronomy 1:1-4:43) 
Jensen's Survey of Deuteronomy scroll to p311

Deuteronomy 8:1  "All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your forefathers.

  • De 4:1 5:32,33 6:1-3 Ps 119:4-6 1Th 4:1,2 

All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your forefathers.

Deuteronomy 8:2  "You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

  • remember: De 7:18 Ps 77:11 106:7 Eph 2:11,12 2Pe 1:12,13 3:1,2 
  • led thee: De 1:3,33 2:7 29:5 Ps 136:16 Am 2:10 
  • to humble: 2Ch 32:25,26 33:12,19 Job 33:17 42:5,6 Isa 2:17 Lu 18:14 Jas 4:6,10 1Pe 5:5,6 
  • prove thee: De 8:16 13:3 Ge 22:1 Ex 15:25 16:4 2Ch 32:31 Ps 81:7 Pr 17:3 Mal 3:2,3 Jas 1:3 1Pe 1:7 
  • to know: Jer 17:9,10 Joh 2:25 Rev 2:23 

You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

Deuteronomy 8:3  "He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.

  • fed thee: Ex 16:2,3,12-35 Ps 78:23-25 105:40 1Co 10:3 
  • doth: Ps 37:3 104:27-29 Mt 4:4 Lu 4:4 12:29,30 Heb 13:5,6 

He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 8:4  "Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.

  • De 29:5 Ne 9:21 Mt 26:25-30 

Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.

Deuteronomy 8:5  "Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.

  • consider: De 4:9,23 Isa 1:3 Eze 12:3 18:28 
  • as a man: 2Sa 7:14 Job 5:17,18 Ps 89:32 94:12 Pr 3:12 1Co 11:32 Heb 12:5-11 Rev 3:19 

Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.

Deuteronomy 8:6  "Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.

  • walk: De 5:33 Ex 18:20 1Sa 12:24 2Ch 6:31 Ps 128:1 Lu 1:6 

Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him

Deuteronomy 8:7  "For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;

  • De 6:10,11 11:10-12 Ex 3:8 Ne 9:24,25 Ps 65:9-13 Eze 20:6 

For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;

Deuteronomy 8:8  a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;

  • wheat: De 32:14 2Sa 4:6 1Ki 5:11 Ps 81:16 147:14 Eze 27:17 
  • barley: 2Ch 2:10-15 Joh 6:9,13 
  • vines: Isa 7:23 Jer 5:17 Ho 2:8,22 Mic 4:4 Hab 3:17 

 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey

Deuteronomy 8:9  a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

  • whose stones: De 33:25 Jos 22:8 1Ch 22:14 Job 28:2 

a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.

Deuteronomy 8:10  "When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.

  • thou hast: De 6:11,12 Ps 103:2 Mt 14:19 Joh 6:23 Ro 14:6 1Co 10:31 1Th 5:18 1Ti 4:4,5 
  • then thou: 1Ch 29:14 Ps 103:2 Pr 3:9 

When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you

Deuteronomy 8:11  "Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today;

  • Ps 106:21 Pr 1:32 30:9 Eze 16:10-15 Ho 2:8,9 

Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today;

Deuteronomy 8:12  otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,

  • Lest when: De 28:47 31:20 32:15 Pr 30:9 Ho 13:5,6 
  • and hast built: Ec 2:4 Jer 22:14,15 Eze 11:3 Am 5:11 Hag 1:4 Lu 17:28 

otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them

Deuteronomy 8:13  and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies,

  • Ge 13:1-5 Job 1:3 Ps 39:6 Lu 12:13-21 

and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies

Deuteronomy 8:14  then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

  • thine heart: De 17:20 2Ch 26:16 32:25 Jer 2:31 1Co 4:7,8 
  • thou forget: De 8:11 Ps 106:21 Jer 2:6 

then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Deuteronomy 8:15  "He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.

  • led thee: De 1:19 Ps 136:16 Isa 63:12-14 Jer 2:6 
  • fiery serpents: Nu 21:6 Ho 13:5 
  • who brought: Ex 17:5 Nu 20:11 Ps 78:15,16 105:41 114:8 Isa 35:7 1Co 10:4 

He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint

Deuteronomy 8:16  "In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end.

  • fed thee: De 8:3 Ex 16:15 
  • he might: De 8:2 
  • to do thee: La 3:26-33 Jer 24:5,6 Ro 8:28 2Co 4:17 Heb 12:10,11 Jas 1:12 1Pe 1:7 

In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end

Deuteronomy 8:17  "Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.'

  • thou say: De 7:17 
  • My power: De 9:4 Isa 10:8-14 Da 4:30 Ho 12:8 Hab 1:16 1Co 4:7 

Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth

Deuteronomy 8:18  "But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

  • he that: Ps 127:1,2 144:1 Pr 10:22 Ho 2:8 
  • that he may: De 7:8,12 

But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day

Deuteronomy 8:19  "It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish.

  • I testify against: De 4:26 28:58-68 29:25-28 30:18,19 Jos 23:13 1Sa 12:25 Da 9:2 Am 3:2 Zep 1:18 3:6 Lu 12:47,48 13:3,5 

It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish.

Deuteronomy 8:20  "Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the LORD your God.

  • so shall ye perish: 2Ch 36:16,17 Da 9:11,12 

Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the LORD your God.