Deuteronomy 29:12
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English Standard Version
so that you may enter into the sworn covenant of the LORD your God, which the LORD your God is making with you today,

King James Bible
That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:

American Standard Version
that thou mayest enter into the covenant of Jehovah thy God, and into his oath, which Jehovah thy God maketh with thee this day;

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou mayst pass in the covenant of the Lord thy God, and in the oath which this day the Lord thy God maketh with thee.

English Revised Version
that thou shouldest enter into the covenant of the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou shouldst enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With the appeal to the gracious guidance of Israel by God through the desert, the address of Moses passes imperceptibly into an address from the Lord, just as in Deuteronomy 11:14. (On Deuteronomy 29:5, Deuteronomy 29:6, vid., Deuteronomy 8:3-4; on Deuteronomy 29:7, vid., Deuteronomy 2:26., and Deuteronomy 3:1. and Deuteronomy 3:12.).

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thou shouldest

Deuteronomy 5:2,3 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb...

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people...

Joshua 24:25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

2 Kings 11:17 And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they should be the LORD's people...

2 Chronicles 15:12-15 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul...

enter [heb] pass This is an allusion to the solemn ceremony used by several ancient nations, when they entered into a covenant with each other. The victims, slain as a sacrifice on this occasion, were divided, and and parts laid asunder: the contracting parties then passed between them, imprecating, as a cursed on those who violated the sacred compact, that they might in like manner be cut asunder.

Genesis 15:10 And he took to him all these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

Cyril, in his work against Julian, show that passing between the divided parts of a victim was used also among the Chaldeans and other people.

into his oath

Deuteronomy 29:14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;

2 Chronicles 15:12-15 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul...

Nehemiah 10:28,29 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:11
your little ones, your wives, and the sojourner who is in your camp, from the one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water,

Deuteronomy 29:13
that he may establish you today as his people, and that he may be your God, as he promised you, and as he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Ezekiel 16:20
And you took your sons and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your whorings so small a matter

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