Deuteronomy 4:29
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

New Living Translation
But from there you will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.

English Standard Version
But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

New American Standard Bible
"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

King James Bible
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But from there, you will search for the LORD your God, and you will find Him when you seek Him with all your heart and all your soul.

International Standard Version
If from there you will seek the LORD your God, then you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and soul.

NET Bible
But if you seek the LORD your God from there, you will find him, if, indeed, you seek him with all your heart and soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if you look for the LORD your God when you are among those nations, you will find him whenever you search for him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if from there, thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

King James 2000 Bible
But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

American King James Version
But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

American Standard Version
But from thence ye shall seek Jehovah thy God, and thou shalt find him, when thou searchest after him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when thou shalt seek there the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him: yet so, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and all the affliction of thy soul.

Darby Bible Translation
And from thence ye shall seek Jehovah thy God, and thou shalt find him, if thou shalt seek him with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul.

English Revised Version
But if from thence ye shall seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou search after him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou shalt seek him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.

World English Bible
But from there you shall seek Yahweh your God, and you shall find him, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Young's Literal Translation
'And -- ye have sought from thence Jehovah thy God, and hast found, when thou seekest Him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:24-40 Moses urged the greatness, glory, and goodness of God. Did we consider what a God he is with whom we have to do, we should surely make conscience of our duty to him, and not dare to sin against him. Shall we forsake a merciful God, who will never forsake us, if we are faithful unto him? Whither can we go? Let us be held to our duty by the bonds of love, and prevailed with by the mercies of God to cleave to him. Moses urged God's authority over them, and their obligations to him. In keeping God's commandments they would act wisely for themselves. The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. Those who enjoy the benefit of Divine light and laws, ought to support their character for wisdom and honour, that God may be glorified thereby. Those who call upon God, shall certainly find him within call, ready to give an answer of peace to every prayer of faith. All these statutes and judgments of the Divine law are just and righteous, above the statutes and judgments of any of the nations. What they saw at mount Sinai, gave an earnest of the day of judgment, in which the Lord Jesus shall be revealed in flaming fire. They must also remember what they heard at mount Sinai. God manifests himself in the works of the creation, without speech or language, yet their voice is heard, Ps 19:1,3; but to Israel he made himself known by speech and language, condescending to their weakness. The rise of this nation was quite different from the origin of all other nations. See the reasons of free grace; we are not beloved for our own sakes, but for Christ's sake. Moses urged the certain benefit and advantage of obedience. This argument he had begun with, ver. 1, That ye may live, and go in and possess the land; and this he concludes with, ver. 40, That it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee. He reminds them that their prosperity would depend upon their piety. Apostacy from God would undoubtedly be the ruin of their nation. He foresees their revolt from God to idols. Those, and those only, shall find God to their comfort, who seek him with all their heart. Afflictions engage and quicken us to seek God; and, by the grace of God working with them, many are thus brought back to their right mind. When these things are come upon thee, turn to the Lord thy God, for thou seest what comes of turning from him. Let all the arguments be laid together, and then say, if religion has not reason on its side. None cast off the government of their God, but those who first abandon the understanding of a man.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - With all thy heart and with all thy soul. As true religion consists in loving the Lord with all the heart and soul, the whole inner nature (Deuteronomy 6:5; Deuteronomy 10:12), so true repentance consists in a turning from sin and all ungodliness to God, in a coming from a state of enmity to him, or of indifference to his claims, to honor, reverence, and serve him intelligently and sincerely, thinking of him aright, adoring his perfections, delighting in him u the alone good, giving to him that honor which is his due, and doing his will from the heart (cf. 2 Chronicles 15:15). When men have apostatized from God, it is often by means of "tribulation" that they are brought to a right state of mind towards him, and to a true repentance "not to be repented of;" and to effect this is the design of all the chastisements which God sends on his own people (Hebrews 12:5-11; cf. Jeremiah 24:7; Jeremiah 29:10-13; L 4, etc.; Ezekiel 6:11, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God,.... By prayer and supplication, acknowledging and confessing sin, and desiring that God would be gracious and forgive it, and bring them out of their miserable condition; even if out of those depths of affliction and distress, and though scattered about in the world, and in the uttermost parts of it:

thou shalt find him; to be a God hearing and answering prayer, gracious and merciful, ready to help and deliver:

if they seek him with all their heart and with all their soul; sincerely and affectionately.



Deuteronomy 4:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warning against Idolatry
28"There you will serve gods, the work of man's hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. 29"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. 30"When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:5
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 11:13
So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today--to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul--

Deuteronomy 26:16
The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.

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 30:2
and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,

Deuteronomy 30:10
if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Joshua 22:5
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."

1 Kings 8:48
and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name;

2 Chronicles 15:4
But in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them.

Nehemiah 9:27
So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart--

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 51:50
You who have escaped the sword, leave and do not linger! Remember the LORD in a distant land, and call to mind Jerusalem."

Ezekiel 6:9
Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember me--how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their detestable practices.

Joel 2:12
"Even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning."

Amos 5:4
This is what the LORD says to Israel: "Seek me and live;
Treasury of Scripture

But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

But if

Deuteronomy 30:10 If you shall listen to the voice of the LORD your God…

Leviticus 26:39-42 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in …

2 Chronicles 15:4,15 But when they in their trouble did turn to the LORD God of Israel, …

Nehemiah 1:9 But if you turn to me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though …

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Jeremiah 3:12-14 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you …

Jeremiah 29:12-14 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I …

with all

Deuteronomy 30:1-3 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, …

1 Kings 8:47,48 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land where they were …

2 Kings 10:31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel …

2 Kings 23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, …

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

2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, …

Psalm 119:2,10 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with …

Psalm 119:58,145 I entreated your favor with my whole heart: be merciful to me according …

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned …

Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your …

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