Answerbrother eldin ricks because we believe that the book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, and pearl of great price are additional scriptures, your question is a very appropriate one. This is from the holy book of deuteronomy chapter 8 do not forget the lord. Do not add to what i command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the lord your god that i give you. Do not add to his words or he will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar. The hebrew name of the book is elleh haddebarim these are the words or, more simply, debarim words. So if he is perfect, his laws are perfect and he change not, why would he write a whole new book full of changes. You shall not add to the word which i am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the. The book of deuteronomy is the fifth and final book of the law of moses, also known as the torah or pentateuch. Today, many people argue that capital punishment is wasteful or barbaric, while others argue that the death penalty serves as a deterrent to crime. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the lord, the god of your ancestors, is giving you. Now, israel, hear the decrees and laws i am about to teach you. Niv you shall not add to the word which i command you, neither shall you diminish it, that you may keep the commandments of. At times, we do our own thing and there are consequences for not being obedient. Since at the time, all the books were separate, and werent put together as one until later.
Ye shall not add unto the word which i command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the. This summary of the book of deuteronomy provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of deuteronomy. Do christians misunderstand verses that say not to add to. The book of deuteronomy ends with a short obituary on this great prophet. God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. Deuteronomy bible book with full chapters king james. If any man shall add unto these things, god shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. The bible says in several places not to add to his words. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of deuteronomy in the bible king james version.
And thou shalt love the lord thy god with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and. People will object you cant add to the word as though any additional words are a violation of that prohibition whether they clarify the meaning or not. Be careful to follow every command i am giving you today, so that you may live and. Read more share copy show footnotes a service of faithlife logos. Do not make an idol like a man or a woman v17 or an animal or a bird. Deuteronomy 4 you shall not add to the word that i. In this post, the bible project breaks down the book of deuteronomythe fifth book of the bibleinto digestible pieces so we can understand and apply its truths. Deuteronomy discussion questions women living well. Just for kicks and giggles, the scripture in revelation that says pretty much the same thing is only about that book also, not about the whole bible. It is derived from the greek word pentateuchos which means the fivevolumed book deuteronomy comes as the last of these five, and forms a fitting climax to this ope. In other words, the author was not talking about the bible when referring to this book but to revelation and deuteronomy, respectively. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, god shall take away his part out of the book. Book of deuteronomy read, study bible verses online.
The torah is followed by the book of joshua in hebrew scripture, our old testament of the bible. The pentateuch is the name given to the first five books of the old testament. Obey the commands of the lord your god that i have given you. Deuteronomy 4 commentary chuck smith bible commentary. The book of deuteronomy was given to remind them of gods law and gods power.
You shall not add to the word which i am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the lord your god which i. Deuteronomy these are all of the chapters of the book of deuteronomy. Deuteronomy 4, good news translation gnt the bible app. Do not give honour to the sun, the moon, the stars or to anything that you see in the sky. Its lengthy, packed full of characters, and sometimes difficult to tie into daily life. Deuteronomy 4 niv bible now, israel, hear the decrees. Do not add to what i command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the. Ye shall not add unto the word which i command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it. If the bible says do not add or take anything away from the word. How important is the book of deuteronomy to christians.
For i testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, god shall add unto him the plagues that are. He said do not add to or take away anything from my commandments. The book of deuteronomy contains mosess three great final sermons to the children of israel. In the case of deuteronomy in particular, there seem to be no smoking guns that reveal the influence of either the vassal treaties of the seventh century, or the hittite treaties of the thirteenth century, on deuteronomy. God, moses, israelites, and joshua book of deuteronomy key verses. Book of deuteronomy current hotbutton issues and cultural. Oct 18, 2018 join good morning girls in the book of deuteronomy as we read through the bible one chapter a day.
So the forbidden to add or take away from the commandments, from the word that god had spoken through moses. The book of deuteronomy discussion questions chapter 1 god blesses his people when they follow his commands. This prohibition makes at least two profound theological points. It is interesting that the author of deuteronomy, the fourth book of the old testament, similarly warns his readers, ye shall not add unto the word which i. They assert that the book of mormon is an attempt to add to the words of the bible. Each one is a specific book that was complete that man was not to add or subtract from. Do not add to what i command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the lord your god that i give.
Deuteronomy and hittite treaties bible interpretation. An exhortation to obedience 1 hear now, o israel, the statutes and ordinances i am teaching you to follow, so that you may live and may enter and take possession of the land that the lord, the god of your fathers, is giving you. It is not clear that the biblical command, do not add to it and do not subtract from it is equivalent to the. Do not make an idol in the shape of a fish in the water.
For ye shall not add unto the word which i commanded, neither shall ye diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of the lord your god which i command you deuteronomy 4. Renewal of the law, learning, leadership and justice. Deuteronomy 12, new english translation net the bible app. The first is found in deuteronomy, written at the time moses was exhorting.
Deuteronomy do not add to the word i have often heard people protest when an explanation is given of a biblical passage that involves adding words of clarification. I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. Deuteronomy 2 then we turned and journeyed into the. And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, god will take. See more ideas about good morning girls, book of deuteronomy and bible.
Chapter 2 when god is on our side, there is no battle too big to fight. The lord your god destroyed from among you everyone who followed the baal of peor, 4 but all of you who held fast to the lord your god are still alive today. It is evident that what is mentioned in the book is not a. Do not add to what i command you and do not subtract. The bible is a collection of all 66 books that are of the old and new testament.50 1192 1520 1417 1393 1277 999 635 1056 1464 1109 1259 911 775 767 458 65 736 1114 121 554 405 242 914 1231 882 8 267 509 494 327 1258 1217 1261