Deuteronomy 1:5
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New International Version
East of the Jordan in the territory of Moab, Moses began to expound this law, saying:

New Living Translation
While the Israelites were in the land of Moab east of the Jordan River, Moses carefully explained the LORD's instructions as follows.

English Standard Version
Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law, saying,

New American Standard Bible
Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to expound this law, saying,

King James Bible
On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this law, saying:"

International Standard Version
East of the Jordan River, in the land of Moab, Moses began to expound this Law:

NET Bible
So it was in the Transjordan, in Moab, that Moses began to deliver these words:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Israelites were east of the Jordan River in Moab when Moses began to review God's teachings. This is what he said:

Jubilee Bible 2000
on this side of the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses resolved to declare this law, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
On this side of Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

American King James Version
On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

American Standard Version
Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beyond the Jordan in the land of Moab. And Moses began to expound the law, and to say:

Darby Bible Translation
On this side the Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to unfold this law, saying,

English Revised Version
beyond Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
On the east side of Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

World English Bible
Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, hath Moses begun to explain this law, saying:
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-8 Moses spake to the people all the Lord had given him in commandment. Horeb was but eleven days distant from Kadesh-barnea. This was to remind them that their own bad conduct had occasioned their tedious wanderings; that they might the more readily understand the advantages of obedience. They must now go forward. Though God brings his people into trouble and affliction, he knows when they have been tried long enough. When God commands us to go forward in our Christian course, he sets the heavenly Canaan before us for our encouragement.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - The locality is again described as beyond Jordan (see on ver. 1), and in the land of Moab. This designates the region elsewhere called Arboth Moab - the Plains of Moab (Numbers 22:1; Deuteronomy 34:1, etc.), the region on the east of the Jordan, opposite to Jericho, now known as the region of Kerak (Burckhardt, 'Syria,' p. 377, etc.; Robinson, 'Bib. Res.," 2:569). Began; rather set himself to. The Hebrew word signifies to undertake, to betake one's self to, and so to begin It is variously rendered in the Authorized Version (comp. Genesis 18:27, "taken it upon me;" Exodus 2:21, "was content," had made up his mind; 1 Samuel 12:22, "it pleased;" 17:39,"assayed," etc.). To declare, i.e. make clear, explain, expound (Habakkuk 2:2, "make plain "). The Hebrew word here used (בָאַר) signifies primarily to cut or dig, then to cut into, to grave, and then to cut or dig out so as to make evident, to declare, to make plain. What Moses set himself to do, then, was not to publish a new law, but to make plain to the people the Law already promulgated, to set forth clearly and pointedly what they were required by the Law to be and to do. This explains more fully the "spake" (דִבֶּר) of ver. 3. This exposition of the Law was designed specially for the sake of those who, at the time the Law was first promulgated, either were not born or were incapable of understanding it (Grotius). The expression used by Moses plainly indicates that this book was not intended to furnish a second code of laws different from the former, but simply to explain and enforce what had before been enjoined.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab,.... On that side of Jordan in which the land of Moab was, and which with respect to the land of Canaan was beyond Jordan; this the Vulgate Latin version joins to the preceding verse:

began Moses to declare this law: to explain it, make it clear and manifest; namely, the whole system and body of laws, which had been before given him, which he "willed" (k), as some render the word, or willingly took upon him to repeat and explain unto them, which their fathers had heard, and had been delivered unto them; but before he entered upon this, he gave them a short history of events which had befallen them, from the time of their departure from Horeb unto the present time, which is contained in this and the two next chapters:

saying; as follows.

(k) "voluit", Montanus; "placuit", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "statuit", Tigurine version.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law—that is, explain this law. He follows the same method here that he elsewhere observes; namely, that of first enumerating the marvellous doings of God in behalf of His people, and reminding them what an unworthy requital they had made for all His kindness—then he rehearses the law and its various precepts.

Deuteronomy 1:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Command to Leave Sinai
4after he had defeated Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth and Edrei. 5Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to expound this law, saying, 6"The LORD our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, 'You have stayed long enough at this mountain.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:4
This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.

Deuteronomy 1:6
The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, "You have stayed long enough at this mountain.
Treasury of Scripture

On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,

to declare

Deuteronomy 4:8 And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments …

Deuteronomy 17:18,19 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom…

Deuteronomy 31:9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons …

Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify …

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