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Deuteronomy Chapter 3

Deuteronomy 3:1
3:1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the
    king of Bashan {a} came out against us, he and all his
    people, to battle at Edrei.

    (a) Therefore aside from the commandment of the Lord, they
        had just cause to fight against him.

Deuteronomy 3:5
3:5 All these cities [were] fenced with high walls, gates, and
    bars; beside {b} unwalled towns a great many.

    (b) As villages and small towns.

Deuteronomy 3:6
3:6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of
    Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, {c} women, and
    children, of every city.

    (c) Because this was God's appointment, therefore it may not
        be judged cruel.

Deuteronomy 3:11
3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of
     giants; behold, his {d} bedstead [was] a bedstead of iron;
     [is] it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine
     cubits [was] the length thereof, and four cubits the
     breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

     (d) The more terrible this giant was, the greater reason
         they had to glorify God for the victory.

Deuteronomy 3:14
3:14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto
     the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after
     his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto {e} this day.

     (e) Meaning, when he wrote this history.

Deuteronomy 3:16
3:16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from
     Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the
     border even unto the river {f} Jabbok, [which is] the
     border of the children of Ammon;

     (f) Which separates the Ammonites from the Amorites.

Deuteronomy 3:18
3:18 And I commanded {g} you at that time, saying, The LORD your
     God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass
     over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all
     [that are] meet for the war.

     (g) That is, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half Manasseh, as
         in Numbers 32:32.

Deuteronomy 3:21
3:21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes
     have seen all that the {h} LORD your God hath done unto
     these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms
     whither thou passest.

     (h) So that the victories did not come by your own wisdom,
         strength or multitude.

Deuteronomy 3:24
3:24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy
     greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God [is there] in
     heaven or in earth, that can {i} do according to thy works,
     and according to thy might?

     (i) He speaks according to the common and corrupt speech of
         those who attribute power to idols that only belongs to
         God.

Deuteronomy 3:25
3:25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that
     [is] beyond Jordan, that goodly {k} mountain, and Lebanon.

     (k) He means Zion, where the Temple should be built, and
         God honoured.

Deuteronomy 3:27
3:27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and {l} lift up thine
     eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward,
     and behold [it] with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over
     this Jordan.

     (l) As before he saw by the spirits of prophecy the good
         mountain which was Zion: so here his eyes were lifted
         up above the order of nature to behold all the
         plentiful land of Canaan.



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