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Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Deuteronomy 10:12

After these emphatic warnings against self-righteousness the principal topic is resumed from Deuteronomy 6:0, and this division of the discourse is drawn to a conclusion in the next two chapters by a series of direct and positive exhortations to a careful fulfillment of the duties prescribed in the first two of the Ten “Words.”Deuteronomy 10:12What doth the Lord thy God require ... - A noteworthy demand. God has in the Mosaic law positively commanded many things. However, these relate to... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Deuteronomy 10:12

Deuteronomy 10:12. What doth he require? By way of duty and gratitude for such amazing mercies? But to fear the Lord thy God, &c. When Jehovah is our God in Christ, pacified toward us after all we have done, and has received us for his adopted children, then, and not before, are we qualified to comply with his will as here enjoined, to love as well as fear him, and to walk in all his ways, yea, to serve him, as it is here expressed, with all our heart and all our soul. For... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 10:12-22

What God demands of Israel (10:12-11:32)In summary, Moses’ instruction to Israel as a people was that they were to fear, obey, love and serve God, in the assurance that he desired only their good (12-13). He had chosen them in mercy, and he wanted them likewise to show mercy to others. They were to have humble purity of heart and genuine love, both in their relations with him and in their relations with others (14-20). They were not to be arrogant or boastful, but were to remember their humble... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Deuteronomy 10:12

what. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . Compare Micah 6:8 . Hosea 12:6 . Jos 22:5 . 1 Samuel 15:22 . soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . statutes. See note on Deuteronomy 4:1 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Deuteronomy 10:12

"And now, Israel, what doth Jehovah thy God require of thee, but to fear Jehovah thy God, and to love him, and to serve Jehovah thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of Jehovah, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good? Behold, unto Jehovah thy God belongeth heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is therein. Only Jehovah had a delight in thy fathers to love them, even you above all peoples, as at this day. Circumcise... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Deuteronomy 10:12

Ver. 12. And now, Israel— Moses here, applying what he had said, exhorts the Israelites to obedience, by various motives taken from the preceding benefits of God, ver. 10, 11. 22 from His supreme authority and their dependance, ver, 14 from his particular care and paternal tenderness towards them, ver. 15 from his infinite power, ver. 17 and from his inflexible justice, ver. 17, 18. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 10:12-13

In view of His past grace to His people, what did God require of them? Moses summarized Israel’s responsibility: fear, walk, love, serve, and keep. God expected total allegiance to Himself and obedience to His covenant."These are the central ideas not only of Deuteronomy but of the whole Pentateuch in its final shape." [Note: Sailhamer, p. 444.] The fear of the Lord (Deuteronomy 10:12) includes the response that springs from one’s knowledge of his personal sinfulness as he realizes that he... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Admonition to fear and love God 10:12-22Having recited what God had done for the Israelites, Moses now called on them to respond and make a commitment to Him."The structure of the passage reveals an enveloping pattern in which injunctions to obey God (Deuteronomy 10:12-13; Deuteronomy 20-22) embrace the corollary command to exhibit proper care and concern for other people, especially the socially and economically disadvantaged (Deuteronomy 10:14-19). The motive clause and that which binds the... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 10:1-22

Practical Exhortations (continued)1-5. The renewal of the broken covenant: see Exodus 34.6-9. These vv are evidently a parenthesis.The death of Aaron took place thirty-eight years after the departure from Sinai, but previous to the delivery of this discourse: see on Numbers 20:22-29; The notice of Aaron’s death seems to be inserted here to show that the sin of Aaron and the people did not bring the priesthood to a close. The covenant was renewed, and Aaron was spared for nearly forty years to... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Deuteronomy 10:12

(12) And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee.—“Although ye have done all this, still His tender mercies and His affection are set upon you, and after all that ye have sinned before Him, He doth not ask anything of you but to fear,” &c. (Rashi). The Rabbis have drawn this exposition from hence: “Everything is in the hand of Heaven (to bestow), save only the fear of Heaven.” But it is written elsewhere, “I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from... read more

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