Deuteronomy 30:15
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New International Version
See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.

New Living Translation
"Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.

English Standard Version
“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.

New American Standard Bible
"See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity;

King James Bible
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See, today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and adversity.

International Standard Version
"Look! Today I have set before you life and what is good, along with death and what is evil.

NET Bible
"Look! I have set before you today life and prosperity on the one hand, and death and disaster on the other.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Today I offer you life and prosperity or death and destruction.

Jubilee Bible 2000
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

King James 2000 Bible
See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil;

American King James Version
See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil;

American Standard Version
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Consider that I have set before thee this day life and good, and on the other hand death and evil:

Darby Bible Translation
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil,

English Revised Version
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Webster's Bible Translation
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

World English Bible
Behold, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil;

Young's Literal Translation
'See, I have set before thee to-day life and good, and death and evil,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

30:15-20 What could be said more moving, and more likely to make deep and lasting impressions? Every man wishes to obtain life and good, and to escape death and evil; he desires happiness, and dreads misery. So great is the compassion of the Lord, that he has favoured men, by his word, with such a knowledge of good and evil as will make them for ever happy, if it be not their own fault. Let us hear the sum of the whole matter. If they and theirs would love God, and serve him, they should live and be happy. If they or theirs should turn from God, desert his service, and worship other gods, that would certainly be their ruin. There never was, since the fall of man, more than one way to heaven; which is marked out in both Testaments, though not with equal clearness. Moses meant that same way of acceptance, which Paul more plainly described; and Paul's words mean the same obedience, on which Moses more fully treated. In both Testaments the good and right way is brought near, and plainly revealed to us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 15-20. - Moses concludes by solemnly adjuring the people, as he had set before them, in his proclamation of the Law and in his preaching, good and evil, life and death, to choose the former and eschew the latter, to love and serve the Lord which is life, and to shun apostasy and disobedience which are death (cf. Deuteronomy 11:26, 27). Ver. 17. - (Cf. Deuteronomy 4:19.) Ver. 19. - (Cf. Deuteronomy 4:26.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

See, I have set before thee this day,.... Moses here returns to press the Israelites to the present observance of the laws, statutes, and judgments of one sort and another, he had been delivering to them; as being of great moment and importance to them, no other than

life and good, and death and evil; which are the effects and consequences of obedience and disobedience to them; a happy temporal life, and a continuance of it in the good land of Canaan, and an enjoyment of the blessings and good things thereof to them that are obedient; for not spiritual and eternal life, or spiritual blessings and everlasting happiness, are to be had by man's obedience to the law of works, only through Christ, through his obedience, righteousness, sufferings, and death; see Galatians 3:21; so temporal death, or a cutting short of natural life in the promised land, and evil things, calamities, and distresses, or a deprivation of all the good things of it to the disobedient; see Isaiah 1:19.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

De 30:15-20. Death and Life Are Set before the Israelites.

15-20. See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil—the alternative of a good and happy, or a disobedient and miserable life. Love of God and compliance with His will are the only ways of securing the blessings and avoiding the evils described. The choice was left to them, and in urging upon them the inducements to a wise choice, Moses warmed as he proceeded into a tone of solemn and impressive earnestness similar to that of Paul to the elders of Ephesus (Ac 20:26, 27).

Deuteronomy 30:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Choice of Life or Death
14"But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it. 15"See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; 16in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.…
Cross References
Genesis 2:17
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die."

Deuteronomy 11:26
See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse--

Deuteronomy 30:1
When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations,

Deuteronomy 30:14
No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.

Proverbs 12:28
In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.

Isaiah 1:19
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;

Jeremiah 21:8
"Furthermore, tell the people, 'This is what the LORD says: See, I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death.

Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Treasury of Scripture

See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil;

Deuteronomy 30:1,19 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, …

Deuteronomy 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the …

Deuteronomy 32:47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and …

Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of …

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

Galatians 3:13,14 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse …

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of …

1 John 5:11,12 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

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