New International Version
Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
King James Bible
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt bind them for a sign on thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.
World English Bible
You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes.
Young's Literal Translation
and hast bound them for a sign upon thy hand, and they have been for frontlets between thine eyes,
Deuteronomy 6:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thins hand - Is not this an allusion to an ancient and general custom observed in almost every part of the world? When a person wishes to remember a thing of importance, and is afraid to trust to the common operations of memory, he ties a knot on some part of his clothes, or a cord on his hand or finger, or places something out of its usual order, and in view, that his memory may be whetted to recollection, and his eye affect his heart. God, who knows how slow of heart we are to understand, graciously orders us to make use of every help, and through the means of things sensible, to rise to things spiritual.
And they shall be as frontlets - טטפת totaphoth seems to have the same meaning as phylacteries has in the New Testament; and for the meaning and description of these appendages to a Jew's dress and to his religion, see the notes on Exodus 13:9, and Matthew 23:5 (note), where a phylactery is particularly described.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
SECTION I. THE CHARACTER OF HOME EDUCATION. "Scratch the green rind of a sapling, or wantonly twist it in the soil, The scarred and crooked oak will tell of thee for centuries to come; Wherefore, though the voice of instruction waiteth for the ear of reason, Yet with his mother's milk the young child drinketh education." We come now to consider one of the most important features of the Christian home, viz., as a school for the education of character. This is important because of its vital bearing …
Samuel Philips—The Christian Home
"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
The Wilderness: Temptation. Matthew 4:1-11. Mark 1:12, 13. Luke 4:1-13.
"Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long;
"This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD--a lasting ordinance.
This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the LORD is to be on your lips. For the LORD brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand.
And it will be like a sign on your hand and a symbol on your forehead that the LORD brought us out of Egypt with his mighty hand."
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.
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