And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
Jump to: Barnes • Benson • BI • Calvin • Cambridge • Clarke • Darby • Ellicott • Expositor's • Exp Dct • Gaebelein • GSB • Gill • Gray • Haydock • Hastings • Homiletics • JFB • KD • KJT • Lange • MacLaren • MHC • MHCW • Parker • Poole • Pulpit • Sermon • SCO • TTB • WES • TSK
EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Deuteronomy 17:14, and be governed by a king, care should nevertheless be taken that he shall be no Oriental despot. He is to be of no royal caste, but "one from among thy brethren" Deuteronomy 17:15; he is to bear himself as a kind of "primus inter pares," his heart "not being lifted up above his brethren" Deuteronomy 17:20; he is, like his subjects, to be bound by the fundamental laws and institutions of the nation, and obliged, as they were, to do his duty in his station of life with constant reference thereto. The spirit of the text is that of Matthew 23:9.
A copy of this law - The whole Pentateuch, or, at any rate, the legal portion of the Pentateuch.All the days of his life, i.e. diligently and constantly; neither the greatness of his place, nor the weight and multitude, of his business, shall excuse or hinder him.
that he may learn to, fear the Lord his God; to serve and worship him both internally and externally, he having the fear of God always before his eyes, and on his heart, which the holy law of God directs to and instructs in:
to keep all the words of this law, and these statutes, to do them; not only such as concerned him as a king, but all others that concerned him as a man, a creature subject to the Lord, and as an Israelite belonging to the church and commonwealth of Israel, and so includes all laws, moral, ceremonial, and judicial.And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)19. it shall be with him] Joshua 1:8.
that he may learn to fear, etc.] See on Deuteronomy 4:10, Deuteronomy 14:23.
to keep … to do] See on Deuteronomy 5:1.Verse 19. - And it shall be with him, etc. It was to be carefully kept by him, but not as a mere sacred deposit or palladium; it was to be constantly with him wherever he was, was to be the object of his continual study, and was to be the directory and guide of his daily life (cf. Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:15, 16, 24, 97-99, etc.). Deuteronomy 1:17). (On Deuteronomy 17:13, see Deuteronomy 13:12.)
LinksDeuteronomy 17:19 Interlinear
Deuteronomy 17:19 Parallel Texts
Deuteronomy 17:19 NIV
Deuteronomy 17:19 NLT
Deuteronomy 17:19 ESV
Deuteronomy 17:19 NASB
Deuteronomy 17:19 KJV
Deuteronomy 17:19 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 17:19 Parallel
Deuteronomy 17:19 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 17:19 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 17:19 French Bible
Deuteronomy 17:19 German Bible