Deuteronomy 27:1
New International Version
Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: "Keep all these commands that I give you today.

New Living Translation
Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: "Obey all these commands that I am giving you today.

English Standard Version
Now Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, “Keep the whole commandment that I command you today.

Berean Study Bible
Then Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, “Keep all the commandments I am giving you today.

New American Standard Bible
Then Moses and the elders of Israel charged the people, saying, "Keep all the commandments which I command you today.

King James Bible
And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

Christian Standard Bible
Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, "Keep every command I am giving you today.

Contemporary English Version
Moses stood together with the leaders and told the people of Israel: Obey all the laws and teachings that I am giving you today.

Good News Translation
Then Moses, together with the leaders of Israel, said to the people, "Obey all the instructions that I am giving you today.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, "Keep every command I am giving you today.

International Standard Version
Moses and the elders of Israel gave these orders to the people: "Observe all of the commandments that I'm giving you today.

NET Bible
Then Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: "Pay attention to all the commandments I am giving you today.

New Heart English Bible
Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, "Keep all the commandment which I command you this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses and the leaders of Israel told the people, "Obey every command I'm giving you today.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying: 'Keep all the commandment which I command you this day.

New American Standard 1977
Then Moses and the elders of Israel charged the people, saying, “Keep all the commandments which I command you today.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

American King James Version
And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

American Standard Version
And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandment which I command you this day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded, saying, Keep all these commands, all that I command you this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses with the ancients of Israel commanded the people, saying: Keep every commandment that I command you this day.

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandment which I command you this day.

English Revised Version
And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandment which I command you this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

World English Bible
Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, "Keep all the commandment which I command you this day.

Young's Literal Translation
'And Moses -- the elders of Israel also -- commandeth the people, saying, Keep all the command which I am commanding you to-day;
Study Bible
The Altar on Mount Ebal
1Then Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, “Keep all the commandments I am giving you today. 2And on the day you cross the Jordan into the land the LORD your God is giving you, you are to set up large stones and coat them with plaster.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 26:19
and that He will set you high in praise and name and honor above all the nations He has made, and that you will be a holy people to the LORD your God as He promised.

Deuteronomy 27:2
And on the day you cross the Jordan into the land the LORD your God is giving you, you are to set up large stones and coat them with plaster.

Psalm 78:7
that they should put their confidence in God, not forgetting His works, but keeping His commandments.

Treasury of Scripture

And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

Keep all

Deuteronomy 4:1-3
Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you…

Deuteronomy 11:32
And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.

Deuteronomy 26:16
This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.







Lexicon
Then Moses
מֹשֶׁה֙ (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

and the elders
וְזִקְנֵ֣י (wə·ziq·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

commanded
וַיְצַ֤ו (way·ṣaw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

the people,
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

“Keep
שָׁמֹר֙ (šā·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the commandments
הַמִּצְוָ֔ה (ham·miṣ·wāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

I
אָנֹכִ֛י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

am giving
מְצַוֶּ֥ה (mə·ṣaw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

you
אֶתְכֶ֖ם (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

today.
הַיּֽוֹם׃ (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
XXVII.

THE LAW TO BE ESTABLISHED IN CANAAN AS THE LAW OF THE LAND.

(1) Moses with the elders.--Here joined in exhortation for the first time in this book.

Keep.--Literally, to keep. Possibly we are intended to connect the two verses. In order to keep them, ye shall write them.

Deuteronomy 27:2-4

(2) Set . . . up great stones, and plaister them with plaister.--The idea is to make a smooth surface, on which the Law could be inscribed. "Plaister" only here and in Isaiah 33:12; Amos 2:2. In both those places it is rendered "lime."

(3) Thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in.--Again it is evident that the "going in" to the land and the "passing over" Jordan are not identical. The "Law of God" was to be set up in the heart of the country, as soon as Israel had entered it, in order that they might complete the conquest of it. It is abundantly clear that Israel's title to Canaan was dependent upon their maintaining the Law of Jehovah as the law of the land.

For the fulfilment of this precept, see Joshua 8:32-35. The words of this verse are an additional reason for the view taken in the Note on that passage, that the Law was set up on Ebal immediately after the capture of Ai, without waiting for the completion of the conquest (as some suppose).

Verse 1. - All the commandments, etc.; all that up to this time I have enjoined upon you. The reference is to the entire Law as given by Moses. 27:1-10 As soon as they were come into Canaan, they must set up a monument, on which they must write the words of this law. They must set up an altar. The word and prayer must go together. Though they might not, of their own heads, set up any altar besides that at the tabernacle; yet, by the appointment of God, they might, upon special occasion. This altar must be made of unhewn stones, such as they found upon the field. Christ, our Altar, is a stone cut out of the mountain without hands, refused by the builders, as having no form or comeliness, but accepted of God the Father, and made the Head of the corner. In the Old Testament the words of the law are written, with the curse annexed; which would overcome us with horror, if we had not, in the New Testament, an altar erected close by, which gives consolation. Blessed be God, the printed copies of the Scriptures among us, do away the necessity of such methods as were presented to Israel. The end of the gospel ministry is, and the end of preachers ought to be, to make the word of God as plain as possible. Yet, unless the Spirit of God prosper such labours with Divine power, we shall not, even by these means, be made wise unto salvation: for this blessing we should therefore daily and earnestly pray.
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