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Deuteronomy Chapter 4

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Moses’ exhortation

4:1 So now listen, O Israel, to the statutes and to the judgements, which I [am] instructing you to do, that y’all may enter, and live the land which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
of your fathers gives you.
4:2 Y’all shall not add anything to what I command you or shall y’all take anything away from it, but keep the commandments of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
which I instructed you.
4:3 Your eyes have seen what YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
done in Baal-peor for all the men that followed Baal-peor, YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
has destroyed them from among you.
4:4 While y’all, who held fast to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
[are] alive every one of you today.
4:5 See, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, like YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
my El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
commanded me, for y’all to live by in the land wherever y’all go to occupy it.
4:6 Observe them faithfully, because that will be proof of your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation [is] a wise and understanding people.
4:7 For what nation [is there so] great, who [has] a Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
[so] close at hand like YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
our Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
whenever we call upon Him?
4:8 And who [is] a
great nation whose statutes and judgments as perfect as all this teaching, that I set before you today ?
4:9 But take utmost care yourself, and watch yourselves carefully, so that you don’t forget the things which your eyes have seen, and so that they don’t fade depart from your heart all the days of your life but teach them your sons, and your sons’ sons ;
4:10 [Specially] the day that you stood before YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
in Horeb, when YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to revere Me all the days that they shall live on the earth, and [that] they may teach their sons.
4:11 You came forward and stood at the foot of the mountain ; and the mountain was ablaze with flames to the very skies with dark dense clouds.
4:12 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
spoke to you out of the middle of the fire you heard the sound of the words, but perceived no shape ; [you heard ] only a voice.
4:13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to observe, the Ten commandments ; and he wrote them on two tables of stone.
4:14 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that y’all might do them in the land where ever y’all go over to occupy it.
4:15 For your own sake be most careful ; since you haven’t seen any shape in the day YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
spoke to you in Horeb out of the middle of the fire
4:16 Unless y’all corrupt [yourselves], and make you a carved image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
4:17 The likeness of any animal that [is] on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air,
4:18 The likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that [is] in the waters beneath the earth
4:19 And unless you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, [even] all the host of heaven, should be drawn to worship them, and serve them, which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
has divided to all nations under the heavens.
4:20 But YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has taken you, and has brought you out of the iron furnace, [even] out of Egypt, to be
a people to Him, an inheritance, as [y’all are] today.
4:21 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
> was angry with me because of  your words, and swore that I shouldn’t go over Jordan, and that I shouldn’t go in to that good land, which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
gives y’all [for] an inheritance
4:22 But I [will] die in this land, I [shall] not go over the Jordan. But y’all shall go over, and possess that good land.
4:23 Take heed to yourselves, unless y’all forget the covenant of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, [or] the likeness of any [thing], which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
has forbidden y’all.
4:24 For YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
[is] a consuming fire, [even] a jealous El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
.
4:25 When you will fathered sons, and sons’s sons, and y’all shall have been long in the land, and shall corrupt [yourselves], and make a carved image, [or] the likeness of any [thing], and shall do evil in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, to provoke Him to anger
4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that y’all shall soon utterly perish from off the land to which y’all go over Jordan to possess it; y’all shall not prolong [your] days on it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
4:27 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
shall scatter you among the nations, and y’all shall be left few in number among the nations, to which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
shall lead you.
4:28 And there y’all shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which can’t see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
4:29 But if from there you will seek YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, you will find [Him], if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
4:30 When you are in distress, and all these things are come on y’all, [even] in the latter days, you shall return to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, and will be obedient to His voice ;
4:31(Because YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your EL אֵל
‎Transliteration:ēl Pronunciation:ale — masculine noun — God, god-like one, mighty one occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew click here
[is] a merciful El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
😉 He will not forsake y’all, nor destroy y’all, or forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them.
4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before y’all, since the day that Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
created man on the earth, and from the one side of the heavens to the other, has there been a thing as this great thing as, great [as] this, or has been heard like it?
4:33 Did [ever] a people hear the voice of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
speaking out of the middle of the fire, as y’all have heard, and live ?
4:34 Or has Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
ventured to go [and] take Him a nation from the middle of [another] nation, by impressively great acts, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by awesome power, according to all that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
did for y’all in Egypt before your very eyes ?
4:35 It has been clearly demonstrated to y’all, that you might know that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
he [alone is] Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
; [there is] no one else beside Him.
4:36 Out of heaven he made y’all to hear His voice, that He might discipline y’all and on earth He shown y’all his great fire ; and you heard His words out of the middle of the fire.
4:37 And because he loved your fathers, and he chose their seed after them, and brought y’all out with His presence with His mighty power out of Egypt ;
4:38 To drive out nations from before y’all greater and mightier than you [are], to bring y’all in, to give y’all their land [for] an inheritance, as [it is] this day.
4:39 So know this day, and return [it] to your heart, that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
He [is] Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
in the heavens above, and upon the earth beneath [there is] no one else.
4:40 So You will keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command y’all this day, that it may go well with y’all, and with your sons after y’all, and that you may prolong [your] days on the earth, which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
gives y’all, forever.

Cities of refuge chosen.


4:41 Then Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” For more info click here
separated three cities on this side Jordan toward the
rising sun ;
4:42 That the manslayer might flee there, who killed his neighbor unawares, and didn’t hate in the past ; and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live
4:43 [Namely], Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites ; and Ramoth in Gileadרָמֹת גִּלְעָד
romanized: Rāmōṯ Gilʿāḏ, meaning “Heights of Gilead”), was a Levitical city and city of refuge east of the Jordan River in the Hebrew Bible, also called “Ramoth in Gilead” (Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; Joshua 21:38) or “Ramoth Galaad” in the Douay–Rheims Bible. It was located in the tribal territorial allotment of the tribe of Gad.
, of the Gadites ; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.
4:44 And this [is] the Torahתּוֹרָה‎
Tōrā,/ˈtɔːrə, ˈtoʊrə/; “Instruction”, “Teaching” or “Law”) The first five books of the Bible or also called “the books of Moses” comes from an archery term meaning to shoot.
which Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” For more info click here
set before the sons of Israel
4:45 These [are] the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” For more info click here
spoke to the sons of Israel, after they came out of Egypt,
4:46 beyond the Jordan, in the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon, whom Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” For more info click here
and the sons of Israel struck, after they came out of Egypt
4:47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which [were] beyond the Jordan toward the
rising sun;
4:48 From Aroer, that [is] by the bank of the river Arnon, even to mount Sion, which [is] Hermon,
4:49 And all the plain beyond the Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

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    • From When A Jew Celebrates Pages 20 -22 On the eighth day after birth, Jewish boys are circumcised. According to the Torah, this ceremony began with Abraham. Jews made circumcision a special mitzvah, a commandment. Just as Jews took ancient harvest festivals and gave them special religious meaning, so they changed the ancient custom of […]
    • Paska 22 The phrase “taking God’s Name in vain” or it’s equivalent “false swearing” is interpreted successively as follows: Study Torahתּוֹרָה‎Tōrā,/ˈtɔːrə, ˈtoʊrə/; “Instruction”, “Teaching” or “Law”) The first five books of the Bible or also called “the books of Moses” comes from an archery term meaning to shoot. and not imparting it’s teachings to others; […]
    • From When A Jew Celebrates The Talmud teaches: Many coins are stamped from the same mold, and every coin is exactly the same. But God has stamped many people from the same mold ( the mold of Eve And Adam), yet not one person is like another. Therefore, one must say, “for my sake was […]
    • A descendant of the ancient priestly families
    • Water mixed with the ashes of the red hefer See also Purity in Second Temple Times, and Ablution
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