(26-38) God's deliverance for his people. . I. I send life and death; I can hurt, and I can heal. The expression denotes that the Divine power, faithfulness, and love, as revealed in Christ and the gospel, form a foundation which cannot be changed or moved, on which we may build our hopes of happiness. Verses 3-6 "He is a Rock." No escape can be made from his power. “See now that I myself am he! Verses 1-2 Moses begins with a solemn appeal to heaven and earth, concerning the truth and importance of what he was about to say. Moses . I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand. My doctrine shall drop, &c.--The language may justly be taken as uttered in the form of a wish or prayer, and the comparison of wholesome instruction to the pure, gentle, and insinuating influence of rain or dew, is frequently made by the sacred writers ( Isaiah 5:6 , Isaiah 55:10 Isaiah 55:11 ). Oh that men were fully persuaded that religion is their life, even the life of their souls! Deuteronomy 32:39 (CSB) The rejection of the Messiah by the Jewish nation, is the continuance of their ancient idolatry, apostacy, and rebellion. that they would consider their latter end--The terrible judgments, which, in the event of their continued and incorrigible disobedience, would impart so awful a character to the close of their national history. 2, 3. I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one can be rescued from my powerful hand! I am the One! grapes of gall--This fruit, which the Arabs call "Lot's Sea Orange," is of a bright yellow color and grows in clusters of three or four. fluttereth over her young--This beautiful and expressive metaphor is founded on the extraordinary care and attachment which the female eagle cherishes for her young. 'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. 32. vine of Sodom . We can look to the New Testament and see a further parallel to Deuteronomy 32:39 in John 10 which explains from the Lord’s own mouth what Deuteronomy 32:39 is really saying. But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked--This is a poetical name for Israel. I'm the one who deals death and gives life; I'm the one who wounded, but now I will heal. No one can rescue [anyone] from My hand. So did God take the most tender and powerful care of His chosen people; He carried them out of Egypt and led them through all the horrors of the wilderness to the promised inheritance. When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance--In the division of the earth, which Noah is believed to have made by divine direction ( Genesis 10:5 Deuteronomy 2:5-9 Acts 17:26 Acts 17:27 ), Palestine was reserved by the wisdom and goodness of Heaven for the possession of His peculiar people and the display of the most stupendous wonders. he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel--Another rendering, which has received the sanction of eminent scholars, has been proposed as follows: "When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam and set the bounds of every people, the children of Israel were few in numbers, when the Lord chose that people and made Jacob His inheritance" (compare Deuteronomy 30:5 , Genesis 34:30 , Psalms 105:9-12 ). MOSES' SONG, WHICH SETS FORTH THE PERFECTIONS OF GOD. All rights reserved. There is no other god but me! It speaks terror to his enemies. Deuteronomy 32:39 (RHE) "Do you see it now? . I put to death, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; no one saves anyone from my hand! Verses 48-52 Now Moses had done his work, why should he desire to live a day longer? 3. at. 39 See now that I myself am he! (See ye, that is, understand ye, that I am God alone, and there is no other god except me; I shall kill, and I shall make to live; I shall strike down, and I shall make whole; no one can rescue …