Deuteronomy 27:8
New International Version
And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up.”

New Living Translation
You must clearly write all these instructions on the stones coated with plaster.”

English Standard Version
And you shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly.”

Berean Study Bible
And you shall write distinctly upon these stones all the words of this law.”

King James Bible
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

New King James Version
And you shall write very plainly on the stones all the words of this law.”

New American Standard Bible
You shall write on the stones all the words of this Law very clearly.”

NASB 1995
“You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very distinctly.”

NASB 1977
“And you shall write on the stones all the words of this law very distinctly.”

Amplified Bible
And you shall write very clearly on the stones all the words of this law.”

Christian Standard Bible
Write clearly all the words of this law on the plastered stones.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Write clearly all the words of this law on the plastered stones.”

American Standard Version
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And write on the stones all of the words of this Law and distinguish them well.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt write upon the stones all this law very plainly.

Contemporary English Version
Don't forget to write out a copy of these laws on the stone slabs that you are going to set up. Make sure that the writing is easy to read.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law plainly and clearly,

English Revised Version
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

Good News Translation
On the stones covered with plaster write clearly every word of God's laws."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Write clearly and carefully all the words of these teachings on the stones you set up."

International Standard Version
Inscribe on the stones plainly and distinctly all the words of this Law."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.'

Literal Standard Version
and written on the stones all the words of this law, well engraved.”

NET Bible
You must inscribe on the stones all the words of this law, making them clear."

New Heart English Bible
You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly."

World English Bible
You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly."

Young's Literal Translation
and written on the stones all the words of this law, well engraved.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Altar on Mount Ebal
7There you are to sacrifice your peace offerings, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God. 8And you shall write distinctly upon these stones all the words of this law.” 9Then Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel: “Be silent, O Israel, and listen! This day you have become the people of the LORD your God.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 27:7
There you are to sacrifice your peace offerings, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 27:9
Then Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel: "Be silent, O Israel, and listen! This day you have become the people of the LORD your God.

Habakkuk 2:2
Then the LORD answered me: "Write down this vision and clearly inscribe it on tablets, so that a herald may run with it.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

thou shalt

Deuteronomy 27:3
And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.

very plainly

Habakkuk 2:2
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

John 16:25
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:









(8) Thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law--i.e., the ten commandments. All else in the Law of Moses is but an application of the Decalogue to a particular people under particular circumstances. (See Notes on Joshua 3, Joshua 8:32, for more upon the relation of the ten commandments to the conquest of Canaan.)

Very plainly.--See on Deuteronomy 1:5. Rashi says, "In seventy (.e., in all) languages." There is also an idea in the Talmud that when spoken from Sinai, the Law was spoken (or heard) in all languages at the same time. It is a strange refraction of the truth indicated at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was given. Men spake in every tongue the wonderful works of God. The foundation of Jerusalem has effects exactly opposite to the foundation of Babylon (Genesis 11).

Verse 8. - The injunction to write the Law on the stones is repeated, with the addition that it was to be done very plainly (LXX., σαφῶς σφόδρα: Vulgate, plane et lucide), which shows that the main purpose of setting up the stones was that the Law might be easily known by the people (cf. Habakkuk 2:2). The stones and the altar were fittingly placed on Ebal, the mount of cursing. For the setting up of the stones on which the Law was inscribed, and the building beside them of the altar, was the symbolical renewal of the covenant of God with Israel, and the establishment in Canaan of that dispensation which was "the ministration of condemnation and of death" (2 Corinthians 3:7, 9), and of that Law which, though in itself "holy, just, and good," can only, because of man's perversity and sinfulness, bring on those who are under it a curse (Galatians 3:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And you shall write
וְכָתַבְתָּ֣ (wə·ḵā·ṯaḇ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

distinctly
בַּאֵ֥ר (ba·’êr)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 874: To dig, to engrave, to explain

upon
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

these stones
הָאֲבָנִ֗ים (hā·’ă·ḇā·nîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 68: A stone

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

the words
דִּבְרֵ֛י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of this
הַזֹּ֖את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

law.”
הַתּוֹרָ֥ה (hat·tō·w·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law


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