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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Here is a most pathetic exhortation to obedience, inferred from the premises, and urged with very powerful arguments and a great deal of persuasive rhetoric. Moses brings it in like an orator, with an appeal to his auditors And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee? Deut. 10:12. Ask what he requires; as David (Ps. 116:12), What shall I render? When we have received mercy from God it becomes us to enquire what returns we shall make to him. Consider what he requires, and you... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:12

And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee ,.... For all these favours bestowed upon them, the forgiveness of their sins, and a fresh intimation of their possession of the land of Canaan, and the renewal of the promise of it made to their fathers: but to fear the Lord thy God ; to fear him with a filial fear, to fear him and his goodness, and him for his goodness sake, and particularly for his pardoning grace and mercy vouchsafed to them; see Psalm 130:4 , to walk... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 10:12

Now, Israel, what doth the Lord - require of thee - An answer is immediately given. God requires, That ye fear him as Jehovah your God; him who made, preserves, and governs you. That ye walk in all his ways - that, having received his precepts, all of which are good and excellent, ye obey the whole; walking in God's ways, not your own, nor in the ways of the people of the land. That ye love him - have confidence in him as your father and friend, have recourse to him in all your... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 10:12

Verse 12 Deuteronomy 10:12.And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require? After having expounded each Commandment in its order, it now remains for us to see what is the sum of the contents of the Law, and what the aim and object of its instructions. For Paul elicits its true use, when he declares that its end is “charity, out of a pure heart and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned,” (1 Timothy 1:5,) since even then it had its false interpreters, who, he says, had “turned aside... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:1-12

Tokens of mercy. Various pledges of his forgiveness were given by God to the people. I. THE RENEWAL OF THE TABLES . ( Deuteronomy 10:1-5 .) 1. Reconciliation to God is only possible through return to obedience . God cannot but require that we accept his commands, and make them the rule of our life ( Matthew 5:19 , Matthew 5:20 ; Romans 6:13-23 ). Such return to obedience is involved in gospel faith ( Romans 7:4 ). "Repent ye" ( Mark 1:15 ). 2. The Law... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:10-22

New obedience. Moses, having detailed the success of his intercession in Horeb, and that the threatened doom was averted and the pilgrimage proceeded with, goes on in this passage to analyze the obedience to be rendered. It is all summed up in fearing the Lord, walking in his ways, loving him, serving him with heart and soul, and keeping his commandments. Let us try to grasp the description of new obedience here presented. I. ISRAEL WAS TO BE A GOD - FEARING PEOPLE . A... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:12-13

God had showed great favor to Israel; what return did he require? Only what, without any prescription, they were bound to render—fear, love, and obedience (comp. Micah 6:8 ). To fear the Lord thy God (cf. Deuteronomy 6:2 , Deuteronomy 6:13 ). To walk in all his ways ; to receive his truth, accept his law, and follow the course of conduct which he prescribes (cf. Genesis 18:19 ; Psalms 25:4 , Psalms 25:5 ; Psalms 67:2 ; Acts 18:25 , Acts 18:26 ). To love him (cf. Exodus... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:12-13

The supreme requirement. With this Moses began ( Deuteronomy 6:4 ), and with this he ends. The sum of the Law, and the sum of all his exhortations. It all and always comes back to this ( Ecclesiastes 12:13 ): "What doth the Lord require of thee?" etc. We have here: 1. The central requirement. 2. The all-embracing requirement. 3. The indispensable requirement; that for which nothing else can be accepted as a substitute. 4. The requirement of kindness— "for thy... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:12-16

Israel's duty summed up and touchingly enforced. The rehearsal and review of Israel's waywardness, in which the great lawgiver had been reminding the people how much God had had to bear with from them, must have been extremely painful to him, as it was reproachful for them. That part of the review closes with the eleventh verse. And then follows thereon one of the most tender and touching appeals to which the old man could give vent. The two first words of the twelfth verse," And now,"... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Knowledge of God the parent of obedient faith. Every honest view we take of God's service brings to light fresh features of attractiveness. It is the only right course. It satisfies conscience, reason, affection, desire. Having right dispositions and purposes in life, all larger knowledge of God makes service pleasant; yea, true service ministers to our best life. I. THE REASONABLENESS OF GOD 'S SERVICE HAY RE DEDUCED FROM THE PERFECTION OF HIS CHARACTER . ... read more

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