(Verse 1-11.) COMMENTARIES ON DEUTERONOMY By Matthew Henry **BRAND NEW**. 11And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you. 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;. II. It is here intimated that the best expedient for the turning away of God’s anger from a land is to execute justice upon the wicked of the land (v. 17), that the Lord may turn from the fierceness of his anger, which was ready to break out against the whole nation, for the wickedness of that one apostate city. II. Those that are born within the allegiance of a prince, if they take up arms against him, are dealt with as traitors, but foreign invaders are not so. Deuteronomy 19. Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible. Could an Israelite ever be guilty of such impiety? It is to prove you therefore see that you acquit yourselves well in the trial, and stand your ground.". No doubt he will. Deuteronomy 4:12 : Deuteronomy 4:14 >> Deuteronomy 4:1-49. Deuteronomy 17. Those that are born of godly parents, and have been educated in pious exercises, when they are enticed to a vain, loose, careless way of living should remember that those are ways which they have not known, they nor their fathers. (Verse 12-22.) A very strange supposition, v. 1, 2. Or, (2.) Deuteronomy 13:1. 4. ... Deuteronomy 13. 2. II. In this chapter he cautions them against the rise of idolatry from among themselves; they must take heed lest any should draw them to idolatry, 1. The Biblical Illustrator. The supposition is like that in Gal. It was a devoted thing, and dangerous to meddle with, as we find in the case of Achan. 2. To strengthen the caution here given against hearkening to such a one. If there were a few righteous men in it, no doubt they would remove themselves and their families out of such a dangerous place, and then all the inhabitants, men, women, and children, must be put to the sword (Deuteronomy 13:15), all the spoil of the city, both shop-goods and the furniture of houses, must be brought into the marketplace and burned, and the city itself must be laid in ashes and never built again, Deuteronomy 13:16. It is supposed to be committed by the generality of the inhabitants of the city, for we may conclude that, if a considerable number did retain their integrity, those only that were guilty were to be destroyed, and the city was to be spared for the sake of the righteous in it; for will not the Judge of all the earth do right? But if it be asked, Why is this false prophet permitted to counterfeit this broad seal? The crime is supposed to be committed, 1. And it is to be hoped they will hear and fear, and by the severity of the punishment, especially when it is at the prosecution of a father, a brother, or a friend, will be made to conceive a horror of the sin, as exceedingly sinful, and to be afraid of incurring the like punishment themselves. He must be stoned: and his accusation written is that he has sought to thrust thee away, by a kind of violence, from the Lord they God, v. 10. (Verse 6-11.) FREE SHIPPING PLUS FREE RETURNS* Ships in 1-2 Business Days. In this chapter we have, I. Deuteronomy 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this one volume concise commentary provides a condensed look at nearly every verse in the Bible Idolatrous cities not to be spared. 1. Smite the scorner that sins presumptuously, and the simple, that is in danger of sinning carelessly, will beware. Bible Gateway Recommends. If they repented, all would be well if not, then all Israel must go up to war against them, to testify their indignation against idolatry and to stop the spreading of the contagion. It is strange that there should arise any among themselves, especially any pretending to vision and prophecy, who should instigate them to go and serve other gods. If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, Chapter 13 . As furnishing us with an answer to the temptation; say, "It is written, Thou shalt walk after the Lord, and cleave unto him; and therefore what have I to do with idols?". 17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and show thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers 18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God. A very strange supposition, Deuteronomy 13:1,2. The city that is here supposed to have become idolatrous is one that formerly worshipped the true God, but had now withdrawn to other gods, which intimates how great the crime is, and how sore the punishment will be, of those that, after they have known the way of righteousness, turn aside from it, 2 Pt. "Though it were possible that he should work a true miracle, yet you must not believe him if he tell you that you must serve other gods, for the divine law against that is certainly perpetual and unalterable." II. 2. III. Deuteronomy 15. They must not proceed upon common fame, or take the information by hearsay, but must examine the proofs, and not give judgment against them unless the evidence was clear and the charge fully made out. God will bless them with an abundance of all good things, if they would love him and serve him. Deuteronomy 13:13 - some worthless men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods' (whom you … There is no way of removing the guilt but by removing the guilty if such a criminal be not punished, those that should punish him make themselves responsible. It is here intimated that the best expedient for the turning away of God's anger from a land is to execute justice upon the wicked of the land (Deuteronomy 13:17), that the Lord may turn from the fierceness of his anger, which was ready to break out against the whole nation, for the wickedness of that one apostate city. Study Deuteronomy 18 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. With this amazing Bible app, you can read, watch, listen and share the Holy Word of God on your phone or tablet. Chapter 32. It is promised that, if they would thus root wickedness out of their land, God would multiply them. In judicial processes it is requisite that time, and care, and pains, be taken to find out the truth, and that search be made without any passion, prejudice, or partiality. Deuteronomy 22:13 ... Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Commentaries: Matthew Henry. They might think it impolitic, and against the interest of their nation, to ruin a whole city for a crime relating purely to religion, and that they should be more sparing of the blood of Israelites: "Fear not the" (says Moses), "God will multiply you the more; the body of your nation will lose nothing by the letting out of this corrupt blood." The New Testament speaks of communion with idolaters as a sin which, above any other, provokes the Lord to jealousy, and dares him as if we were stronger than he, 1 Co. 10:21, 22. Sin tends to shorten the days of all men, and to shorten the days of a people's prosperity. Could an Israelite ever be guilty of such impiety? Return to Henry's Main Index: Read Deuteronomy 13: Henry's Deuteronomy 12; Henry's: Deuteronomy 13; Henry's Deuteronomy 14 ; Outline of Deuteronomy 13 Enticers to idolatry to be put to death. (6-11) Idolatrous cities not to be spared. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Deuteronomy 32 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. By the pretence of prophecy, Deuteronomy 13:1-5. The cause is ordered to be tried with a great deal of care (v. 14): Thou shalt enquire and make search. St-Takla.org > bible > commentary > en > ot > matthew-henry > deuteronomy Contact St-Takla.org website You can contact us through this form, or directly … 1:1-8 Moses spake to the people all the Lord had given him in commandment. God himself, before he destroyed Sodom, is said to have come down to see whether its crimes were according to the clamour, Gen. 18:21. The cause is ordered to be tried with a great deal of care (Deuteronomy 13:14): Thou shalt enquire and make search. The song which Moses, by the appointment of God, delivered to the children of Israel, for a standing admonition to them, to take heed of forsaking God. The first factor added here is that God recognizes that false prophets, through the power of Satan, can accomplish … As furnishing us with an answer to the temptation say, "It is written, Thou shalt walk after the Lord, and cleave unto him and therefore what have I to do with idols?". It is to prove you; therefore see that you acquit yourselves well in the trial, and stand your ground.". 2. It was to be read publicly every seventh year, at the feast of tabernacles, by the priests, in the audience of all Israel, Deut. In the close of the foregoing chapter he had cautioned them against the peril … Did ever a false prophet work a true miracle? But in all these cases the temptation must be resolutely resisted and the tempters punished and cut off. (1-5) Relations who entice to idolatry not to be spared. The Jewish writers say that, though particular persons who were idolaters might be judged by the inferior courts, the defection of a city was to be tried by the great Sanhedrim; and, if it appeared that they were thrust away to idolatry, two learned men were sent to them to admonish and reclaim them. Not to spare the tempter, v. 5. Commentaries: Matthew Henry JFB Commentary Wesley's Notes Geneva Study Bible : View Deuteronomy 13 in the note window. II. Deuteronomy 12:32 : Deuteronomy 13:2 >> Deuteronomy 13:1-18. Chapter 13. II. The church then judged those only that were within, 1 Co. 5:12, 13. He expects that magistrates, having their honour and power from him, should be concerned for his honour, and use their power for terror to evil doers, else they bear the sword in vain. It is answered here (Deuteronomy 13:3): "The Lord you God proveth you. Not only thou shalt not do the thing he tempts thee to, but thou shalt not so much as patiently hear the temptation, but reject it with the utmost disdain and detestation. It is yet more strange that the sign or wonder given for the confirmation of this false doctrine should come to pass. (15-20) Verses 1-10: In this chapter is a plain intimation of the mercy God has in store for Israel in the latter days. 2. These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. Chapter 14. And thus the mischief must be put away the infection must be kept from spreading by cutting off the gangrened limb, and putting away the mischief-makers. Here is, I. This is called putting away the evil. In their meat . By the pretence of numbers, Deuteronomy 13:12-18. Deuteronomy 13:2 : Deuteronomy 13:4 >> Deuteronomy 13:1-5. 4Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. By one of the cities of Israel, that lay within the jurisdiction of their courts. 1If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them 3Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 2:9): "Suppose the credentials he produces be so artfully counterfeited that you cannot discern the cheat, nor disprove them, yet, if they are intended to draw you to the service of other gods, that alone is sufficient to disprove them; no evidence can be admitted against so clear a truth as that of the unity of the Godhead, and so plain a law as that of worshipping the one only living and true God." The tempter suggests that the worshipping of these gods was the common practice of the world and, if they limited their adorations to an invisible Deity, they were singular, and like nobody, for these gods were the gods of the people round about them, and indeed of all the nations of the earth, Deuteronomy 13:7. Commentary Read Deuteronomy 10:1-11 Verse 1-11 — Moses reminded the Israelites of God's great … And thus the mischief must be put away; the infection must be kept from spreading by cutting off the gangrened limb, and putting away the mischief-makers. 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be a heap for ever it shall not be built again. Moses is still upon that necessary subject concerning the peril of idolatry. His rich exposition and useful applications are perfect for devotional reading and sermon help. We must not, in complaisance to our friends, break God’s law (v. 8): "Thou shalt not consent to him. Deuteronomy 22:12 : Deuteronomy 22:14 >> Deuteronomy 22:1-30. ... Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) Wesley’s Explanatory Notes If the crime were proved, and the criminals were incorrigible, the city was to be wholly destroyed. As prescribing a preservative from the temptation: "Keep close to your duty, and you keep out of harm’s way. By the pretence of friendship and relation, Deuteronomy 13:6-11. ... About this commentary: Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain. They ought to hear and fear for the punishment of crimes committed is designed in terrorem--to terrify, and so to prevent their repetition. There is no way of removing the guilt but by removing the guilty; if such a criminal be not punished, those that should punish him make themselves responsible. 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