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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 25:5-19

Family and business relationships (25:5-19)If a man died having no son, his brother was to have a temporary marital relation with the widow for the purpose of helping her produce a son. Legally, this son would be considered son of the dead man and so would receive his inheritance and carry on his name. If the brother refused to cooperate, he was to be publicly disgraced for allowing the dead man’s name to die out (5-10). (If, however, there were surviving daughters, they could receive the... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Deuteronomy 25:17

Remember. Compare Exodus 17:8-16 . An event ordered to be written down, Amalek. Name of a man, put for his posterity, by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Deuteronomy 25:17

"Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt; how he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. Therefore it shall be, when Jehovah thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Deuteronomy 25:17

17-19. Remember what Amalek did—This cold-blooded and dastardly atrocity is not narrated in the previous history (Exodus 17:14). It was an unprovoked outrage on the laws of nature and humanity, as well as a daring defiance of that God who had so signally shown His favor towards Israel (see on Exodus 17:14- :; Exodus 17:14- :; Exodus 17:14- :). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 25:5-19

10. Laws arising from the tenth commandment 25:5-19The tenth commandment is, "You shall not covet . . . anything that belongs to your neighbor" (Deuteronomy 5:21). The four laws in this section all deal with desire or intention as opposed to deed. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 25:17-19

Desire for peace at any price 25:17-19When the Israelites had entered the Promised Land and had attained a measure of rest there, they were to remember that God had commanded them to exterminate the Amalekites. They were to do this because of the Amalekites’ treatment of Israel in the wilderness (Deuteronomy 25:17-19; cf. Exodus 17:8-16; Numbers 24:20; 1 Chronicles 4:42-43)."Particular importance is attached to the fate of the Amalekites in the Pentateuch, especially as a sign of God’s... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 25:1-19

Ordinances regarding the Infliction of Stripes, the Baising of Seed to a Brother, Modesty, and Fair Dealing3. And not exceed] In order to keep within the limit it was usual to inflict thirty-nine stripes: see 2 Corinthians 11:24. The milder beating was with a rod. A severer form of this punishment was scourging, inflicted with a whip of thongs into which pieces of iron were inserted. In the time of our Lord beating was inflicted in the synagogue upon ecclesiastical offenders: see on Matthew... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Deuteronomy 25:17-19

Deuteronomy 25:17-19. AMALEK TO BE EXTERMINATED.At the end of all the precepts of humanity, the extermination of that people which is presented to us as the incarnation of inhumanity is decreed.(18) He . . . smote the hindmost . . .—These details are not given in Exodus 17:0. Amalek’s attack follows the appearance of the stream of water from Horeb. There was nothing more natural than that the faint and weary should stay behind at the water side. There the Amalekites appear to have found them... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Deuteronomy 25:1-19

21. Various Laws and Responsibilities CHAPTER 25 1. Corporal punishment (Deuteronomy 25:1-3 ) 2. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox (Deuteronomy 25:4 ) 3. The brother-in-law’s marriage (Deuteronomy 25:5-10 ) 4. Concerning a sinful freedom (Deuteronomy 25:11-12 ) 5. Concerning divers weights and measures (Deuteronomy 25:13-16 ) 6. Concerning the conquest of Amalek (Deuteronomy 25:17-19 ) Corporal punishment is mentioned in the first paragraph of this chapter. But this also was tempered... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 25:1-19

JUSTICE TEMPERED WITH MERCY (vs.1-3) In the law courts the judges must mete out proper justice, yet not to exceed the limits of justice. If one was guilty of serious crime, it was right to have him beaten, lying down. But never was he to receive more than forty strokes. Paul writes in2 Corinthians 11:24; 2 Corinthians 11:24, "From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one." The Jews at least respected this particular law, for they lessened the number to 39 in case they had... read more

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