Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:44-47 (Read Deuteronomy 32:44-47) Here is the solemn delivery of this song to Israel, with a charge to mind all the good words Moses had said unto them. May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb. New International Version (NIV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Jeremiah 29:13 in all English translations, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”. 2 May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distil as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb. 4 “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. (E), 13 You will seek(A) me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.(B). 2 Let my doctrine gather as the rain, let my speech distil as the dew: as a shower upon the herb, and as drops upon the grass. 38 who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offering? They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never dreaded. They have made me jealous with what is no god; they have provoked me to anger with their idols. It is not a trifle, but a matter of life and death: mind it, and you are made for ever; neglect it, and you are for ever undone.  The Creator is here represented as taunting the foolish Israelites, "Let them rise up and help you, Let them be your protection" (Deuteronomy 32:38). When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind, he fixed the borders. Deuteronomy 32:1-52. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! So I will make them jealous with those who are no people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. (C) By them you will live long(D) in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”, 3 Give ear and come to me; listen,(A) that you may live. All rights reserved.The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) is adapted from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Chapter 32. because you broke faith with me in the midst of the people of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, and because you did not treat me as holy in the midst of the people of Israel. For their vine comes from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of poison; their clusters are bitter; their wine is the poison of serpents and the cruel venom of asps. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 2 My instruction will fall as the rain; My words will trickle as the dew, As gentle rains upon grass. And as copious showers upon vegetation. Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you? They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. And when Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. 2 May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb. Deuteronomy 32:46-47 New International Version (NIV). “Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, opposite Jericho, and view the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel for a possession. “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. 32 “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak, And let the earth hear the words of my mouth. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. “And I will heap disasters upon them; I will spend my arrows on them; they shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured by plague and poisonous pestilence; I will send the teeth of beasts against them, with the venom of things that crawl in the dust. 39 “See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand. They have dealt corruptly with him; they are no longer his children because they are blemished; they are a crooked and twisted generation. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.” Listen, you heavens, and I will speak; hear, you earth, the words of my mouth. 32 “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak, and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. 32. 9 He follows my decrees(A) and faithfully keeps my laws.That man is righteous;(B) he will surely live,(C)declares the Sovereign Lord. 3 Because I will invoke the name of the Lord: give ye magnificence to our God.