Deuteronomy 30:11
New International Version
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.

New Living Translation
"This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you to understand, and it is not beyond your reach.

English Standard Version
“For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off.

Berean Study Bible
For this commandment I give you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.

New American Standard Bible
"For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach.

King James Bible
For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

Christian Standard Bible
"This command that I give you today is certainly not too difficult or beyond your reach.

Contemporary English Version
You know God's laws, and it isn't impossible to obey them.

Good News Translation
"The command that I am giving you today is not too difficult or beyond your reach.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This command that I give you today is certainly not too difficult or beyond your reach.

International Standard Version
Indeed, these commands that I'm giving you today are neither confusing nor unattainable for you.

NET Bible
"This commandment I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it too remote.

New Heart English Bible
For this commandment which I command you this day is not too difficult for you, nor is it far off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This command I'm giving you today isn't too hard for you or beyond your reach.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off.

New American Standard 1977
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this commandment which I command thee today is not hidden unto thee, neither is it far off.

King James 2000 Bible
For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off.

American King James Version
For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off.

American Standard Version
For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For this command which I give thee this day is not grievous, neither is it far from thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This commandment, that I command thee this day is not above thee, nor far off from thee:

Darby Bible Translation
For this commandment which I command thee this day is not too wonderful for thee, neither is it far off.

English Revised Version
For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hid from thee, neither is it far off.

World English Bible
For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not too hard for you, neither is it far off.

Young's Literal Translation
For this command which I am commanding thee to-day, it is not too wonderful for thee, nor is it far off.
Study Bible
The Choice of Life or Death
11For this commandment I give you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12It is not in heaven, that you would need to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it for us and proclaim it, that we may obey it?”…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 30:10
if you obey the LORD your God by keeping His commandments and statutes that are written in this book of the law, and if you turn to Him with all your heart and all your soul.

Deuteronomy 30:12
It is not in heaven, that you would need to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it for us and proclaim it, that we may obey it?"

Treasury of Scripture

For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off.

Psalm 147:19,20
He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel…

Isaiah 45:19
I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

Romans 16:25,26
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, …







Lexicon
For
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

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

commandment
הַמִּצְוָ֣ה (ham·miṣ·wāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

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

give
מְצַוְּךָ֖ (mə·ṣaw·wə·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

you today
הַיּ֑וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

is not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

too difficult
נִפְלֵ֥את (nip̄·lêṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6381: To separate, distinguish, to be, great, difficult, wonderful

for you
מִמְּךָ֔ (mim·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

or
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

beyond your reach.
רְחֹקָ֖ה (rə·ḥō·qāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious
Deuteronomy 30:11-14. THE LAW OF THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH is OF FAITH.

(11) For this commandment.--Heb., Mitzvah. This duty, this form of obedience to the law.

Is not hidden from thee--i.e., not too hard. Literally, too wonderful for thee. (Comp. Deuteronomy 17:8; Psalm 139:6.)

(12) It is not in heaven.--St. Paul cites the words thus: "The righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? that is, to bring Christ down from above" (Romans 10:6-7).

(13) Neither is it beyond the sea.--St. Paul continues, "Or (say not), Who shall descend into the deep? that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead." The alteration here is remarkable. The LXX. will not account for it. "Beyond the sea" generally suggests the idea of a land on the other side of the surface of the ocean. But a descent into the "abyss," which is what St. Paul indicates, means a passage through the sea to that which is beneath it, "beyond the sea "in a very different sense. No one but Jonah ever went beyond the sea in this way, as he says, "Out of the belly of hell cried I . . . Thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the heart of the seas . . . I went down to the bottoms of the mountains . . . The deep (abyss) closed me about." And this descent of Jonah is chosen as the "sign" of Christ's descent into hell.

(14) But the word is very nigh unto thee.--Here the difference between the Jewish and the Christian commentator is very striking. "The Law is given you in Scripture and in tradition" (written and orally), says Rashi on this place. But St. Paul continues thus: "But what saith it (the righteousness of faith)? The word is nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thine heart, that is, the word of faith which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." It is worthy of notice that St. Paul in this place contrasts the righteousness of faith with the righteousness of the law, and describes both alike in the words of the Pentateuch. Concerning the righteousness of the law, he says, Moses describeth it, "The man which doeth those things shall live by them." The citation is from Leviticus 18:5. And there is a similar passage in Deuteronomy 6:25. What could more clearly prove that the covenant of Deuteronomy 28, 29 was meant to present the way of salvation from a different point of view to the Sinaitic covenant, and was "beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb." Not that we are to suppose there was ever a different way of salvation. The Decalogue itself begins (like the new covenant) with "I am the Lord thy God." But, unlike the new covenant, it makes no provision whereby Israel may keep the laws arising out of the relationship. The new covenant not only asserts the relationship, but provides the means whereby men may walk worthy of it. "I will put my laws in their mind, and write them in their heart." (See Note on Deuteronomy 29:13.)

It is only in the power of this principle that Moses, in the exhortation which he founds on this statement of the way of righteousness through faith, could say as he did in Deuteronomy 30:19, "therefore choose life."

Verses 11-14. - The fulfillment of this condition was not impossible or even difficult; for God had done everything to render it easy for them. The commandment of God was not hidden from them; literally, was not wonderful to them; i.e. hard to be understood or to perform (see the use of the Hebrew word in Psalm 131:1; Proverbs 30:18); nor was it far off; it was not in heaven - i.e. though heavenly in its source, it had not remained there, but had been revealed - so that there was no need for any one to say, Who will ascend to heaven, and bring it down to us, that we may hear it, and do it? The idea is not, as Keil suggests, that of "an inaccessible height" which none could scale; nor is it, as suggested by Knobel, that of something "incomprehensible, impracticable, and superhuman;" it is simply a statement of fact that the Law had not been retained in heaven, but had been revealed to men. Nor was this revelation made in some far distant place across the sea, so that any need say, Who will go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? On the contrary, it was very near to them, had been disclosed in words so that they could utter it with their own mouth, converse over it, and ponder it in their hearts (cf. Isaiah 45:19; Jeremiah 23:28; Romans 10:6). In the allusion to the sea, the representation is not that of depth (Targum Jon.), but that of distance. 30:11-14 The law is not too high for thee. It is not only known afar off; it is not confined to men of learning. It is written in thy books, made plain, so that he who runs may read it. It is in thy mouth, in the tongue commonly used by thee, in which thou mayest hear it read, and talk of it among thy children. It is delivered so that it is level to the understanding of the meanest. This is especially true of the gospel of Christ, to which the apostle applies it. But the word is nigh us, and Christ in that word; so that if we believe with the heart, that the promises of the Messiah are fulfilled in our Lord Jesus, and confess them with our mouth, we then have Christ with us.
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