Deuteronomy 6:6
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New International Version
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.

New Living Translation
And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.

English Standard Version
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.

New American Standard Bible
"These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.

King James Bible
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.

International Standard Version
Let these words that I'm commanding you today be always on your heart.

NET Bible
These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Take to heart these words that I give you today.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart,

King James 2000 Bible
And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:

American King James Version
And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:

American Standard Version
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart:

Darby Bible Translation
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart;

English Revised Version
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thine heart:

Webster's Bible Translation
And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart:

World English Bible
These words, which I command you this day, shall be on your heart;

Young's Literal Translation
and these words which I am commanding thee to-day have been on thine heart,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:6-16 Here are means for maintaining and keeping up religion in our hearts and houses. 1. Meditation. God's words must be laid up in our hearts, that our thoughts may be daily employed about them. 2. The religious education of children. Often repeat these things to them. Be careful and exact in teaching thy children. Teach these truths to all who are any way under thy care. 3. Pious discourse. Thou shalt talk of these things with due reverence and seriousness, for the benefit not only of thy children, but of thy servants, thy friends and companions. Take all occasions to discourse with those about thee, not of matters of doubtful disputation, but of the plain truths and laws of God, and the things that belong to our peace. 4. Frequent reading of the word. God appointed them to write sentences of the law upon their walls, and in scrolls of parchment to be worn about their wrists. This seems to have been binding in the letter of it to the Jews, as it is to us in the intent of it; which is, that we should by all means make the word of God familiar to us; that we may have it ready to use upon all occasions, to restrain us from sin, and direct us in duty. We must never be ashamed to own our religion, nor to own ourselves under its check and government. Here is a caution not to forget God in a day of prosperity and plenty. When they came easily by the gift, they would be apt to grow secure, and unmindful of the Giver. Therefore be careful, when thou liest safe and soft, lest thou forget the Lord. When the world smiles, we are apt to make court to it, and expect our happiness in it, and so we forget Him who is our only portion and rest. There is need of great care and caution at such a time. Then beware; being warned of your danger, stand upon your guard. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God; neither by despairing of his power and goodness, while we keep in the way of our duty; nor by presuming upon it, when we turn aside out of that way.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 6, 7. - Where true love to God exists in the heart, it will manifest itself in a regard to his will, and in the diligent keeping of his commandments. Hence his words were to be not only in the memory of the people, but laid upon their heart (cf. Deuteronomy 11:18), that they might be ever present to the thought and will. They were also to be inculcated upon their children, and to be the subject of conversation on all fitting occasions between them, the members of their household, and even their casual associates. Thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children; literally, Thou shalt sharpen them to thy children, impress them upon them, send them into them like a sharp weapon.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And these words, which I command thee this day,.... To hearken to, observe, and take notice of, that God is one, and is to be loved in the strongest manner that possibly can be:

shall be in thine heart; on the table of the heart, as the Targum of Jonathan; see 2 Corinthians 3:3, be cordially received, have a place in the affections of the heart, and be retained in mind and memory.



Deuteronomy 6:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Greatest Commandment
5"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6"These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:19
For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."

Deuteronomy 11:18
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.

2 Samuel 22:23
All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.

Psalm 37:31
The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.
Treasury of Scripture

And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:

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Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your …

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

Psalm 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Psalm 119:11,98 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you…

Proverbs 2:10,11 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul…

Proverbs 3:1-3,5 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments…

Proverbs 7:3 Bind them on your fingers, write them on the table of your heart.

Isaiah 51:7 Listen to me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart …

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Luke 2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject …

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good …

2 Corinthians 3:3 For as much as you are manifestly declared to be the letter of Christ …

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

2 John 1:2 For the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us for ever.

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