Deuteronomy 29:12
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New International Version
You are standing here in order to enter into a covenant with the LORD your God, a covenant the LORD is making with you this day and sealing with an oath,

New Living Translation
You are standing here today to enter into the covenant of the LORD your God. The LORD is making this covenant, including the curses.

English Standard Version
so that you may enter into the sworn covenant of the LORD your God, which the LORD your God is making with you today,

New American Standard Bible
that you may enter into the covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath which the LORD your God is making with you today,

King James Bible
That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that you may enter into the covenant of the LORD your God, which He is making with you today, so that you may enter into His oath

International Standard Version
to enter into a covenant with the LORD your God and into the oath that he is about to make with you today,

NET Bible
so that you may enter by oath into the covenant the LORD your God is making with you today.

New Heart English Bible
that you may enter into the covenant of the LORD your God, and into his oath, which the LORD your God makes with you this day;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are ready to accept the terms and conditions of the promise that the LORD your God is giving you today.

JPS Tanakh 1917
that thou shouldest enter into the covenant of the LORD thy God--and into His oath--which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day;

New American Standard 1977
that you may enter into the covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath which the LORD your God is making with you today,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that thou may enter into covenant with the LORD thy God and into his oath, which the LORD thy God makes with thee today,

King James 2000 Bible
That you should enter into covenant with the LORD your God, and into his oath, which the LORD your God makes with you this day:

American King James Version
That you should enter into covenant with the LORD your God, and into his oath, which the LORD your God makes with you this day:

American Standard Version
that thou mayest enter into the covenant of Jehovah thy God, and into his oath, which Jehovah thy God maketh with thee this day;

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou mayst pass in the covenant of the Lord thy God, and in the oath which this day the Lord thy God maketh with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
that thou mayest enter into the covenant of Jehovah thy God, and into his oath, which Jehovah thy God maketh with thee this day;

English Revised Version
that thou shouldest enter into the covenant of the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou shouldst enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:

World English Bible
that you may enter into the covenant of Yahweh your God, and into his oath, which Yahweh your God makes with you this day;

Young's Literal Translation
for thy passing over into the covenant of Jehovah thy God, and into His oath which Jehovah thy God is making with thee to-day;
Study Bible
The Covenant in Moab
11your little ones, your wives, and the alien who is within your camps, from the one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water, 12that you may enter into the covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath which the LORD your God is making with you today, 13in order that He may establish you today as His people and that He may be your God, just as He spoke to you and as He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:11
your little ones, your wives, and the alien who is within your camps, from the one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water,

Deuteronomy 29:13
in order that He may establish you today as His people and that He may be your God, just as He spoke to you and as He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Ezekiel 16:20
"Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter?
Treasury of Scripture

That you should enter into covenant with the LORD your God, and into his oath, which the LORD your God makes with you this day:

thou shouldest

Deuteronomy 5:2,3 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb…

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, …

Joshua 24:25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them …

2 Kings 11:17 And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the …

2 Chronicles 15:12-15 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers …

enter [heb] pass This is an allusion to the solemn ceremony used by several ancient nations, when they entered into a covenant with each other. The victims, slain as a sacrifice on this occasion, were divided, and and parts laid asunder: the contracting parties then passed between them, imprecating, as a cursed on those who violated the sacred compact, that they might in like manner be cut asunder.

Genesis 15:10 And he took to him all these, and divided them in the middle, and …

Cyril, in his work against Julian, show that passing between the divided parts of a victim was used also among the Chaldeans and other people.

into his oath

Deuteronomy 29:14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;

2 Chronicles 15:12-15 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers …

Nehemiah 10:28,29 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, …

(12) Enter (literally "pass ") into covenant with the Lord.--Comp. Ezekiel 20:37 : "I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant" Rashi illustrates by Jeremiah 34:18, the passing between the parts of the divided victim, in order to enter into the covenant. (Comp. Genesis 15:17-18.) But no such ceremony is mentioned here, and therefore we can only say that possibly the practice may have given occasion for this use of the word "pass."

His oath.--A word here used for the first time in Deuteronomy. It is rendered "curse" in Deuteronomy 29:19-21. It seems to mean an imprecation in the name of God (comp. Leviticus 5:4; Genesis 24:41), which may bring a curse if the thing sworn to is not fulfilled.

Which the Lord thy God maketh with thee.--Maketh; literally, cutteth. The word refers to the "covenant."

That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the Lord thy God,.... That is, they were all to appear and stand in this order before the Lord, that they might solemnly avouch him to be their God, and hear him declaring them to be his people, and the many promises and prophecies of good things he should deliver to them, as well as threatenings of wrath and vengeance in case of disobedience to him: or "that thou shouldest pass" (e): which some think is an allusion to the manner of making covenants, by slaying a creature, and cutting it in pieces, and passing between them, as in Jeremiah 34:18; so Jarchi and Aben Ezra:

and into his oath; annexed to his covenant and promise, to show the immutability and certain fulfilment of it on his part; and may signify not only the oath he swore that they should be his people, but the oath he gave them, and they took, that he should be their God:

which the Lord thy God maketh with thee this day; which refers both to the covenant and the oath, or the covenant confirmed by an oath, even the covenant now made in the plains of Moab, distinct from that at Horeb or Sinai.

(e) "ut transeas", V. L. Tigurine version, Munster, Vatablus, Pagniuns, Cocceius; "ad transeundum", Montanus. 29:10-21 The national covenant made with Israel, not only typified the covenant of grace made with true believers, but also represented the outward dispensation of the gospel. Those who have been enabled to consent to the Lord's new covenant of mercy and grace in Jesus Christ, and to give up themselves to be his people, should embrace every opportunity of renewing their open profession of relation to him, and their obligation to him, as the God of salvation, walking according thereto. The sinner is described as one whose heart turns away from his God; there the mischief begins, in the evil heart of unbelief, which inclines men to depart from the living God to dead idols. Even to this sin men are now tempted, when drawn aside by their own lusts and fancies. Such men are roots that bear gall and wormwood. They are weeds which, if let alone, overspread the whole field. Satan may for a time disguise this bitter morsel, so that thou shalt not have the natural taste of it, but at the last day, if not before, the true taste shall be discerned. Notice the sinner's security in sin. Though he hears the words of the curse, yet even then he thinks himself safe from the wrath of God. There is scarcely a threatening in all the book of God more dreadful than this. Oh that presumptuous sinners would read it, and tremble! for it is a real declaration of the wrath of God, against ungodliness and unrighteousness of man.
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