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Deuteronomy 4:13

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4:13 And he revealed to you the covenant 1  he has commanded you to keep, the ten commandments, 2  writing them on two stone tablets.

Deuteronomy 9:9

Context
9:9 When I went up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant that the Lord made with you, I remained there 3  forty days and nights, eating and drinking nothing.

1 sn This is the first occurrence of the word בְּרִית (bÿrit, “covenant”) in the Book of Deuteronomy but it appears commonly hereafter (4:23, 31; 5:2, 3; 7:9, 12; 8:18; 9:9, 10, 11, 15; 10:2, 4, 5, 8; 17:2; 29:1, 9, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, 25; 31:9, 16, 20, 25, 26; 33:9). Etymologically, it derives from the notion of linking or yoking together. See M. Weinfeld, TDOT 2:255.

2 tn Heb “the ten words.”

3 tn Heb “in the mountain.” The demonstrative pronoun has been used in the translation for stylistic reasons.



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