God gave strength for this (Deuteronomy 8:18), not because of Israel's merit and worthiness, but to fulfil His promises which He had made on oath to the patriarchs. There certainly is, in the distance, that which “eye hath not seen nor ear heard.” And wise men, while the years chime on, might well think of readiness to make the great journey and meet the revelations. You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God a bull or sheep which has any blemish or defect, for that is an abomination to the LORD your God. There you must sacrifice the Passover in the evening, when the sun goes down, on the anniversary of your departure from Egypt. Deuteronomy 24. Be true to your past experience and conviction. Deuteronomy 17 English Standard Version 1 “You shall not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep in which is a blemish, any defect whatever, for that is an abomination to the Lord your God. When the Lord said this is not certain; it may be when they proposed to make a captain, and return unto Egypt; or he said this in his providence, this was the language of it ever since they came out of it, or however this he now said; see Deuteronomy 28:68. 111:10; 128:1; Eccl. The observation made by Benhadad, 1 Kings 20:23; 1 Kings 20:43 supports what has been advanced. The sting of our guilt may be extracted, and the past may cease to be a clog upon our spiritual progress. 5. Following the judgements in Eden, the flood and the tower of Babel man continued to rebel against the Lord and delighted to serve and worship the creation rather than the Creator, and so God took the little nation of Israel to be His chosen people.. His holy, set-apart mouthpiece on earth - to proclaim the good news of … Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and PowerPoints for Preaching on Deuteronomy 17:17. The multiplying horses is also forbidden, lest it should raise too great a correspondence with Egypt, which furnished Canaan with them. The second reason against multiplying horses, may have been, properly, political. Ponder what you have done. But the insufficiency of the past is beyond his reach. Touching and sad is the last look of the emigrant leaving his old home and the white cliffs of his native land. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. 3. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. We are glad that we have escaped, but, even although we should escape another time, we do not desire to be again in the same peril. 1828. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-17.html. Ye shall no more return that way — Into Egypt, lest ye be again infected with her idolatries. The peculiar character of the Gospel is due to the fact that we cannot undo the past. (k) To avenge their injuries and to take their best horses from them; 1Ki 10:28. Ye shall henceforth return no more that way. I. II. --- Way. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 17:16". He shall not multiply horses to himself— The injunction here laid being to prevent all commerce with Egypt, we must conclude that Egypt supplied other nations with horses; but it may give light to the sacred text, to inquire more particularly into the reasons of this prohibition, which we shall find so weighty and various, as to appear worthy of its author, and accommodated only to a law of divine origin. The ways of possible improvement in the past cannot be trodden again. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Explanation and Commentary of Deuteronomy 30:19. 4. There must be scanty crops, dwindled grain and fruit, and only half-filled ears and half-laden boughs. 16. 17. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Deuteronomy 16 Deuteronomy 18 Deuteronomy 17 New International Version (NIV) 17 Do not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep that has any defect or flaw in it, for that would be detestable to him. Nor cause the people to return to Egypt — Egypt was the principal source of supply for horses to the nations of western Asia. And wise men may well think of readiness to make the great journey and meet the revelations. And no leaven shall be seen among yo… Therefore, although the royal dignity may be splendid, God would not have it to be the pretext of unrestrained power, but restricts and limits it to legal bounds. Much commerce with Egypt, as it here follows, which was famous for horses, as appears from Exodus 14:23 1 Kings 10:26,28 2 Chronicles 1:16 9:28 Isaiah 31:1,3 Eze 17:15. The movement of every world and sun and system is onward. But the grand procession must hurry along, and a lost place in the rank was of more account than a lost pearl. You cannot recall the profane word; you cannot wipe out the impure act; you cannot undo the sins you have committed. He shall not multiply horses.] 3. ; the Targum of Jonathan restrains it to two: nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses; which was a country that abounded with them, and therefore he was not to encourage, and much less oblige his subjects to travel thither or trade with that people for the sake of increasing his stock of horses, Isaiah 31:1. forasmuch as the Lord hath said unto you, ye shall henceforth return no more that way; not that going into Egypt on any account whatsoever was forbidden, as for trade and merchandise in other things, or for shelter and safety, for which some good men fled thither; but for outward help and assistance against enemies, and for horses on that account, and particularly in order to dwell there, from which the Jews in the times of Jeremiah were dissuaded by him, and threatened by the Lord with destruction, in case they should, Jeremiah 42:15. To all neglecters, opportunity is a narrowing path, which at length vanishes in trackless wilds; to the obedient, it is an ever-expanding, ascending, and illumined career, and into it all courses run which lead to glory, honour, and immortality. (H. The laws for the three yearly feasts are here repeated; that of the Passover, that of the Pentecost, that of Tabernacles; and the general law concerning the people's attendance. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 17:16". * [17:16–17] This restriction on royal acquisitions may have in mind the excesses of Solomon’s reign mentioned in 1 Kgs 10:1–11:6. I. "Ye shall henceforth return no more by that way" of youth. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/deuteronomy-17.html. When I was in Chamounix, last summer, a friend who had crossed the glacier and come down by the “Mauvais Pas,” on which the iron railing put for the safety of travellers had parted from its fastenings in his grasp, assured me that be would not go through that experience again for all that earth could give. This, again, is a good time for us to give over lackadaisical complainings about short chances in the past. BibliographyCalvin, John. Deuteronomy 17:14-20 Theme: In this passage, God gives instructions regarding the conduct of Israel’s king. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-17.html. Deuteronomy 17:17 "Moreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since the LORD has said to you, `You shall never again return that way.' (Note: When Riehm objects to this, that if such a prohibition had been unnecessary in a future age, in which the people had reached the full consciousness of its national independence, and every thought of the possibility of a reunion with the Egyptians had disappeared, Moses would never have issued it, since he must have foreseen the national independence of the people; the force of this objection rests simply upon his confounding foreseeing with assuming, and upon a thoroughly mistaken view of the prophet's vision of the future. 24. ii., p. 403. Deuteronomy 11:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Deuteronomy 11:19, NIV: "Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Victor Hugo confessed to a friend that the most disagreeable advance in age to him had been from thirty-nine to forty. But the multiplication of horses would inevitably lead to many evils, to increased contact with foreign nations, especially with Egypt, to the importation of an animal to which the character of the country was not suited, to the establishment of an Oriental military despotism, to proud and pompous parade in peace, to a dependence upon Egypt in time of war, and a consequent withdrawal of trust and confidence in God (2 Samuel 8:4; 1 Kings 10:26; 2 Chronicles 1:16; 2 Chronicles 9:28; Isaiah 31:3). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-17.html. The second admonition also, that the king was not to take to himself many wives, and turn away his heart (sc., from the Lord), nor greatly multiply to himself silver and gold, can be explained without the hypothesis that there is an allusion to Solomon's reign, although this king did transgress both commands (1 Kings 10:14. So generally made by Eastern despots wiser is it always to let the past... 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