8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye
observe a to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in
and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
(a) Showing that it is not enough to hear the word, unless
we express it by the example of our lives.
8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God
led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble
thee, [and] to b prove thee, to know what [was] in thine
heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
(b) Which is declared in afflictions, either by patience, or
by grudging against God's visitation.
8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed
thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy
fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not
live by c bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth
out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
(c) Man does not live by meat only, but by the power of God,
who gives it strength to nourish us.
8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot
d swell, these forty years.
(d) As those that go barefoot.
8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man
chasteneth his son, [so] the LORD thy God e chasteneth
(e) So that his affliction are signs of his fatherly love
8:9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou
shalt not lack any [thing] in it; a land f whose stones
[are] iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
(f) Where there are mines of metal.
8:10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt g
bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath
(g) To receive God's benefits and not be thankful,
is to despise God in them.
8:14 Then thine heart h be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD
thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt,
from the house of bondage;
(h) By attributing God's benefits to your own wisdom and
labour, or to good fortune.
8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he
that i giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may
establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as
[it is] this day.
(i) If things concerning this life proceed only from God's
mercy, how much more do spiritual gifts and everlasting
8:19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God,
and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship
them, I k testify against you this day that ye shall
(k) Or take to witness the heaven and the earth, as in