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Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Deuteronomy 5:6-21

Compare Exodus 20:0 and notes.Moses here adopts the Ten Words as a ground from which he may proceed to reprove, warn, and exhort; and repeats them, with a certain measure of freedom and adaptation. Our Lord Mark 10:19 and Paul Ephesians 6:2-3 deal similarly with the same subject. Speaker and hearers recognized, however, a statutory and authoritative form of the laws in question, which, because it was familiar to both parties, needed not to be reproduced with verbal fidelity.Deuteronomy... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Deuteronomy 5:16

Deuteronomy 5:16. Honour thy father and mother Hast thou not been irreverent or undutiful to either? Hast thou not slighted their advice? Hast thou cheerfully obeyed all their lawful commands? Hast thou loved and honoured their persons, supplied their wants, and concealed their infirmities? Hast thou fervently prayed for them? Hast thou loved and honoured thy prince, and avoided, as fire, all speaking evil of the ruler of thy people? Have ye that are servants done all things as unto Christ;... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 5:1-33

4:44-11:32 BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF THE COVENANTIn the address just concluded, Moses outlined God’s dealings with Israel in the past, and on the basis of this urged Israel to be obedient in the future. He now called a second meeting, this time to ‘renew’ the covenant, not in the ceremonial sense but in the practical sense. That is, he reawakened the people to their responsibilities under the covenant. He recalled the events when the covenant was made at Sinai (4:44-5:5), he repeated the basic... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Deuteronomy 5:16

Ver. 16. That it may go well with thee in the land, &c.— The promise added to the fifth commandment, as cited by the apostle, is in these words, That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.—As to which, it must first be observed, that it ought to be rendered on the land, meaning the land of Judea. And in the next place, we are to take notice, that this promise, as cited by the apostle, is not expressed in the same words as it is in the Hebrew copy of the fifth... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Deuteronomy 5:16

16. that it may go well with thee—This clause is not in Exodus, but admitted into :-. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 5:1-33

IV. MOSES’ SECOND MAJOR ADDRESS: AN EXPOSITION OF THE LAW CHS. 5-26". . . Deuteronomy contains the most comprehensive body of laws in the Pentateuch. It is clearly intended to be consulted for guidance on many aspects of daily life, in sharp contrast with the laws of Leviticus, which are very restricted in scope and mainly concern the functions of the priesthood." [Note: R. Norman Whybray, Introduction to the Pentateuch, pp. 103-4.] "Two of the major elements [in ancient Near Eastern covenant... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 5:16

The fifth commandment 5:16The first four commandments deal primarily with man’s relationship to God. The last six deal with man’s relationship to man (cf. Matthew 22:37-39).The first part of this verse contains a precept. "Honor" means to respect, reverence, venerate, glorify, and give heed to (cf. Leviticus 19:3; John 19:26-27). All parents are worthy of honor in word and deed regardless of their personal characters because they are responsible for giving life to their children. As we should... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 5:1-33

The Repetition of the DecalogueThis chapter repeats the Law of the Ten Commandments given on Mt. Sinai with the circumstances of its delivery: see Exodus 20, and the notes there.3. Their fathers who had heard the Law given at Sinai were actually dead. But as the covenant had been made not with individuals, but with the nation of Israel, Moses could say that it was made not with our fathers, but with us. The expression is really equivalent to ’not only with our fathers but also with... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Deuteronomy 5:16

(16) That it may go well with thee . . .—In this form St. Paul cites the commandment in the Epistle to the Ephesians (Deuteronomy 6:2-3). As to what may be made of this promise, see a Note on Deuteronomy 22:7, and a quotation from the Talmud on the point. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Deuteronomy 5:1-33

Deuteronomy 5:0 Luther wrote from Coburg on 30 June, 1530, to Justus Jonas: 'I have gone to school again here to the Decalogue. As if I were a boy once more, I learn it word for word, and I see how true it is that "His understanding is infinite" (Psalms 147:5 ). [et video verum esse, quod sapientiae ejus non est numerus.]' Enders, Luther's Briefwechsel, vol. VIII. p. 48. The People of the Covenant Deuteronomy 5:2 The idea of covenant runs through the Bible. It was a very natural figure to use... read more

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