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Deuteronomy 11:26

    Deuteronomy 11:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Today I put before you a blessing and a curse:

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:

    World English Bible

    Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 11:26

    Behold, I set before you - a blessing and a curse - If God had not put it in the power of this people either to obey or disobey; if they had not had a free will, over which they had complete authority, to use it either in the way of willing or nilling; could God, with any propriety, have given such precepts as these, sanctioned with such promises and threatenings? If they were not free agents, they could not be punished for disobedience, nor could they, in any sense of the word, have been rewardable for obedience. A Stone is not rewardable because, in obedience to the laws of gravitation, it always tends to the center; nor is it punishable be cause, in being removed from that center, in its tending or falling towards it again it takes away the life of a man.

    That God has given man a free, self-determining Will, which cannot be forced by any power but that which is omnipotent, and which God himself never will force, is declared in the most formal manner through the whole of the sacred writings. No argument can affect this, while the Bible is considered as a Divine revelation; no sophistry can explain away its evidence, as long as the accountableness of man for his conduct is admitted, and as long as the eternal bounds of moral good and evil remain, and the essential distinctions between vice and virtue exist. If ye will obey, (for God is ever ready to assist), ye shall live; if ye will disobey and refuse that help, ye shall die. So hath Jehovah spoken, and man cannot reverse it.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 11:26

    11:26 I set before you - I propose them to your choice.