29:1 These [are] the a words of the covenant, which the LORD
commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the
land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them
in b Horeb.
(a) That is, the articles, or conditions.
(b) At the first giving of the law, which was forty years
29:3 The c great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the
signs, and those great miracles:
(c) The proofs of my power.
29:4 Yet the LORD hath not d given you an heart to perceive,
and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
(d) He shows that it is not in man's power to understand
the mysteries of God if it is not given to him from
29:6 Ye have not eaten e bread, neither have ye drunk wine or
strong drink: that ye might know that I [am] the LORD your
(e) Made by man's art, but manna, which is called the bread
29:10 Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your f God;
your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your
officers, [with] all the men of Israel,
(f) Who knows your hearts, and therefore you may not think
to conceal from him.
29:12 That thou shouldest g enter into covenant with the LORD
thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh
with thee this day:
(g) Alluding to them, that when they made a sure covenant,
divided a beast in two, and past between the parts
divided, (Ge 15:10).
29:15 But with [him] that standeth here with us this day before
the LORD our God, and also with [him] h that [is] not
here with us this day:
(h) Meaning, their posterity.
29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family,
or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD
our God, to go [and] serve the gods of these nations; lest
there should be among you i a root that beareth gall and
(i) Such sin, as the bitter fruit of it might choke and
29:19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this
curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall
have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine
heart, to add k drunkenness to thirst:
(k) For as he that is thirsty desires to drink much so he
that follows his appetites seeks by all means and yet
cannot be satisfied.
29:22 So that the l generation to come of your children that
shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come
from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of
that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid
(l) God's plagues on those who rebel against him will be
so strong, that all ages will be astonished.
29:29 The m secret [things belong] unto the LORD our God: but
those [things which are] revealed [belong] unto us and to
our children for ever, that [we] may do all the words of
(m) Moses by this proves their curiosity, who seek those
things that are only known to God: and their
negligence who do not regard that which God has
revealed to them, as the law.