39So acknowledge today and take to heart that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. 40Keep his statutes and his commandments, which I am commanding you today for your own well-being and that of your descendants after you, so that you may long remain in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time"2.
Before a portion of a book is analyzed, it is important to first take into consideration the book as a whole, in this case, the entirety of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Pentateuch. This anglicized Greek word (meaning "five rolls" or "fivefold volume") refers to the first five books of the Bible-Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. ...Show more