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James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 25:1-19

MORE REGULATIONS PUBLIC PRIVILEGES (Deuteronomy 23:1-9 ) The privileges referred to here are doubtless honors in the state and perhaps, in the case of foreigners, incorporation with Israel by marriage. Eunuchs and bastards were denied these privileges (Deuteronomy 23:1-2 ), and also members of what Gentile nations (Deuteronomy 23:3 )? What caused the latter prohibition (Deuteronomy 23:4-6 )? Such passages as Nehemiah 13:1 ; Ruth 4:10 ; and 2 Kings 10:2 show that there were some exceptions... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Deuteronomy 25:17-19

This short account of Amalek, and the punishment of that people, comes in very properly upon the close of the foregoing precepts; for it was both a just weight and just measure, that Israel should requite Amalek, for his conduct towards them on their first coming out of Egypt. Exodus 17:14-16 . It is worthy remark, how Saul offended the LORD, at least four hundred years after this appointment, in not fully following up the precept: see 1 Samuel 15:2-9 . But, I would have the Reader look a... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 25:17

Amalec. This order for destroying the Amalecites, in the mystical sense, sheweth how hateful they are to God, and what punishments they are to look for from his justice, who attack and discourage his servants when they are but just come out, as it were, of the Egypt of this wicked world, and being yet weak and faint-hearted, are but beginning their journey to the land of promise. read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 25:17-19

17-19 Let every persecutor and injurer of God's people take warning from the case of the Amalekites. The longer it is before judgement comes, the more dreadful will it be at last. Amalek may remind us of the foes of our souls. May we be enabled to slay all our lusts, all the corruptions both within and without, all the powers of darkness and of the world, which oppose our way to the blessed Saviour. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Deuteronomy 25:11-19

Correct Weights and Measures v. 11. when men strive together one with another, become engaged in fisticuffs, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets, v. 12. then thou, the constituted authority, shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her. This precept was here inserted in order to guard against a false freedom and familiarity of the female sex toward those of... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Deuteronomy 25:1-19

Israel at HomeChaps. Deuteronomy 23:15 to Deuteronomy 25:1915Thou shalt not deliver5 unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee: 16He shall dwell with thee, even among you in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates where it liketh [good for him, so margin] him best: thou shalt not oppress him. 17There shall be no whore6 [consecrated, devoted one] of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore,... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Deuteronomy 25:1-19

This chapter is a continuation of the two previous ones in giving varied instructions. Punishments were to be righteously administered and were never to be excessive. It is interesting to notice what excessive punishment is to the mind of God. It is anything which makes our brother appear vile in our sight. Perhaps no word of these varied instructions reveals more clearly than this the divine sense of the rights of personality. The next word was concerned with the wrong of muzzling the ox... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 25:17-19

Amalek To Be Punished For Their Guilt (Deuteronomy 25:17-19 ). This sudden introduction of this curse on Amalek may seem to take us by surprise, but it in fact a closing echo of Deuteronomy 23:1-9, while at the same time finalising the whole section from Deuteronomy 12:0 onwards (see below). In Deuteronomy 23:1-9 we saw described those who were excluded from the assembly of Yahweh. Here was a people who were to be more than excluded, they were to be blotted out completely. Thus here it stands... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 25:1-19

Deuteronomy 25:1-Leviticus :. Another of Dt.’ s humanitarian laws. Punishment by the bastinado among the ancient Hebrews and Egyptians was common (see Wilkinson- Birch, Ancient Egyptians, i. pp. 305, 308). The present writer saw it in Egypt in 1888; see Exodus 21:20 (showing that a slave was sometimes beaten to death), Proverbs 10:13; Proverbs 19:29. Deuteronomy 25:3 . The forty stripes became thirty- nine ( 2 Corinthians 11:24) in later times to prevent the proper number from being... read more

Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible - Deuteronomy 25:17

Which circumstance greatly aggravates their sin, that they should do thus to a people, who had been long exercised with sore afflictions, to whom pity and help was due by the laws of nature and humanity, and for whose rescue God had in so glorious a manner appeared, which they could not be ignorant of. So this was barbarousness to Israel, and setting the great Jehovah at defiance. read more

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