8:20 Just like the nations the Lord is about to destroy from your sight, so he will do to you 1 because you would not obey him. 2
9:23 And when he 3 sent you from Kadesh-Barnea and told you, “Go up and possess the land I have given you,” you rebelled against the Lord your God 4 and would neither believe nor obey him.
13:18 Thus you must obey the Lord your God, keeping all his commandments that I am giving 5 you today and doing what is right 6 before him. 7
21:20 They must declare to the elders 9 of his city, “Our son is stubborn and rebellious and pays no attention to what we say – he is a glutton and drunkard.”
26:14 I have not eaten anything when I was in mourning, or removed any of it while ceremonially unclean, or offered any of it to the dead; 10 I have obeyed you 11 and have done everything you have commanded me.
26:17 Today you have declared the Lord to be your God, and that you will walk in his ways, keep his statutes, commandments, and ordinances, and obey him.
27:10 You must obey him 12 and keep his commandments and statutes that I am giving you today.”
28:1 “If you indeed 13 obey the Lord your God and are careful to observe all his commandments I am giving 14 you today, the Lord your God will elevate you above all the nations of the earth. 28:2 All these blessings will come to you in abundance 15 if you obey the Lord your God:
28:45 All these curses will fall on you, pursuing and overtaking you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the Lord your God by keeping his commandments and statutes that he has given 18 you.
28:62 There will be very few of you left, though at one time you were as numerous as the stars in the sky, 19 because you will have disobeyed 20 the Lord your God.
30:2 Then if you and your descendants 21 turn to the Lord your God and obey him with your whole mind and being 22 just as 23 I am commanding you today,
30:8 You will return and obey the Lord, keeping all his commandments I am giving 24 you today.
30:10 if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this scroll of the law. But you must turn to him 25 with your whole mind and being.
30:20 I also call on you 26 to love the Lord your God, to obey him and be loyal to him, for he gives you life and enables you to live continually 27 in the land the Lord promised to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
1 tn Heb “so you will perish.”
2 tn Heb “listen to the voice of the
4 tn Heb “the mouth of the Lord your God,” that is, against the commandment that he had spoken.
5 tn Heb “commanding” (so NASB, NRSV).
6 tc The LXX and Smr add “and good” to bring the phrase in line with a familiar cliché (cf. Deut 6:18; Josh 9:25; 2 Kgs 10:3; 2 Chr 14:1; etc.). This is an unnecessary and improper attempt to force a text into a preconceived mold.
8 tn Heb “and he does not listen to them.”
9 tc The LXX and Smr read “to the men,” probably to conform to this phrase in v. 21. However, since judicial cases were the responsibility of the elders in such instances (cf. Deut 19:12; 21:3, 6; 25:7-8) the reading of the MT is likely original and correct here.
10 sn These practices suggest overtones of pagan ritual, all of which the confessor denies having undertaken. In Canaan they were connected with fertility practices associated with harvest time. See E. H. Merrill, Deuteronomy (NAC), 335-36.
12 tn Heb “listen to the voice of the
13 tn The Hebrew text uses the infinitive absolute for emphasis, which the translation indicates with “indeed.”
15 tn Heb “come upon you and overtake you” (so NASB, NRSV); NIV “come upon you and accompany you.”
16 tn Heb “do not hear the voice of.”
17 tn Heb “and overtake you” (so NIV, NRSV); NAB, NLT “and overwhelm you.”
18 tn Heb “commanded”; NAB, NIV, TEV “he gave you.”
19 tn Or “heavens.” The Hebrew term שָׁמַיִם (shamayim) may be translated “heaven(s)” or “sky” depending on the context.
20 tn Heb “have not listened to the voice of.”
21 tn Heb “sons” (so NASB); KJV, ASV, NAB, NIV, NRSV, NLT “children.”
23 tn Heb “according to all.”
24 tn Heb “commanding”; NAB “which I now enjoin on you.”
27 tn Heb “he is your life and the length of your days to live.”