Deuteronomy 33:4
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New International Version
the law that Moses gave us, the possession of the assembly of Jacob.

New Living Translation
Moses gave us the LORD's instruction, the special possession of the people of Israel.

English Standard Version
when Moses commanded us a law, as a possession for the assembly of Jacob.

New American Standard Bible
"Moses charged us with a law, A possession for the assembly of Jacob.

King James Bible
Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses gave us instruction, a possession for the assembly of Jacob.

International Standard Version
Moses commanded with the Law, an inheritance for the community of Jacob.

NET Bible
Moses delivered to us a law, an inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.

New Heart English Bible
Moses commanded us a law, an inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses gave us these teachings. They belong to the assembly of Jacob.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

New American Standard 1977
“Moses charged us with a law,
            A possession for the assembly of Jacob.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moses commanded us law as inheritance unto the congregation of Jacob.

King James 2000 Bible
Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

American King James Version
Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

American Standard Version
Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moses commanded us a law, the inheritance of the multitude of Jacob.

Darby Bible Translation
Moses commanded us a law, The inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

English Revised Version
Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moses commanded us a law; even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

World English Bible
Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.

Young's Literal Translation
A law hath Moses commanded us, A possession of the assembly of Jacob.
Study Bible
The Majesty of God
3"Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words. 4"Moses charged us with a law, A possession for the assembly of Jacob. 5"And He was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, The tribes of Israel together.…
Cross References
John 7:19
Has not Moses given you the Law? Yet not one of you keeps it. Why are you trying to kill Me?"

Deuteronomy 4:2
"You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Psalm 119:111
I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 147:19
He declares His words to Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

Moses

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? …

the inheritance

Deuteronomy 9:26-29 I prayed therefore to the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy not …

Psalm 119:72,111 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver…

(4,5) "[Of] the law which Moses commanded us,

The inheritance of the congregation of Jacob,

When he (Moses) was king in Jeshurun,

In the gathering of the heads of the people,

The tribes of Israel together."

This fourth verse, from its form, is evidently not what Moses said, but an explanatory parenthesis, inserted by the writer, who was probably Joshua. Upon "He was king in Jeshurun," Rashi says, "The Holy One, blessed be He! the yoke of His kingdom is upon them for ever." It may be so. "When the Lord your God was your king," is Samuel's description of the whole history of Israel previous to himself.

The certainty that the King of kings, the Messiah of Israel, was and is the Lawgiver and Teacher, and Keeper of all saints, and that there are none of that character who do not "sit at the feet of Jesus," makes the real meaning of the passage perfectly plain, even though the exact grammatical relation of the clauses may be not beyond dispute.

Verse 4. - Moses here, identifying himself with the people, uses the third person, and includes himself among those to whom the Law was given; cf. Psalm 20, 21, where David not only speaks of himself in the third person, but addresses such prayers for himself as could only be offered by the people for their king (cf. also Judges 5:12, 15; Habakkuk 3:19). Even the inheritance of the congregation. The "even," which the translators of the Authorized Version have inserted here, were better omitted; the words are in apposition to "law." The Law which Moses communicated to Israel was to remain with them as the inheritance f the congregation. The Bishops' Bible and the Geneva Version have, more correctly, "for an inheritance of the congregation." Moses commanded us a law,.... The law was of God, it came forth from his right hand, Deuteronomy 33:2; it is of his enacting, a declaration of his will, and has his authority stamped upon it, who is the lawgiver, and which lays under obligation to regard it; but it was delivered to Moses, and by him to the children of Israel, on whom he urged obedience to it; and so it is said to come by him, and sometimes is called the law of Moses, see John 1:17,

even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob; which either describes the persons who were commanded to keep the law, the tribes of Jacob or congregation of Israel, who were the Lord's people, portion, and inheritance, Deuteronomy 32:9; or the law commanded, which was to be valued, not only as a peculiar treasure, but to be considered a possession, an estate, an inheritance, to be continued among them, and to be transmitted to their posterity, see Psalm 119:111; these are the words of the people of Israel, and therefore are thus prefaced in the Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem,"the children of Israel said, Moses commanded, &c.''they were represented by Moses. 33:1-5 To all his precepts, warnings, and prophecies, Moses added a solemn blessing. He begins with a description of the glorious appearances of God, in giving the law. His law works like fire. If received, it is melting, warming, purifying, and burns up the dross of corruption; if rejected, it hardens, sears, pains, and destroys. The Holy Spirit came down in cloven tongues, as of fire; for the gospel also is a fiery law. The law of God written in the heart, is a certain proof of the love of God shed abroad there: we must reckon His law one of the gifts of his grace.
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