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Deuteronomy 27:26

    Deuteronomy 27:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Cursed be he that confirms not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Cursed be he that confirmeth not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Cursed is he who does not take this law to heart to do it. And let all the people say, So be it.

    Webster's Revision

    Cursed be he that confirmeth not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

    World English Bible

    'Cursed is he who doesn't confirm the words of this law to do them.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Cursed be he that confirmeth not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 27:26

    Amen - Dependable; faithful; certain.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 27:26

    That confirmeth not all the words of this law - The word כל col, All, is not found in any printed copy of the Hebrew text; but the Samaritan preserves it, and so do six MSS. in the collections of Kennicott and De Rossi, besides several copies of the Chaldee Targum. The Septuagint also, and St. Paul in his quotation of this place, Galatians 3:10. St. Jerome says that the Jews suppressed the word, that it might not appear that they were bound to fulfill All the precepts in the law of Moses.

    1. Dr. Kennicott, who contends that it was the Decalogue that was written on the stones mentioned in this chapter, says, "If we examine these twelve curses, they will appear to contain a strong enforcement of the ten commands; and it is highly probable that the curses were here proclaimed principally to secure obedience to the commandments, as will be made more clear by the table: -

    The first, second, third, and fourth Commandments

    Galatians 3:15 - Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination to the Lord, etc.

    The fifth Commandment

    Galatians 3:16 - Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother.

    The sixth Commandment

    Galatians 3:25 - Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person.

    Galatians 3:24 - Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbor secretly.

    Galatians 3:18 - Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way.

    The seventh Commandment

    Galatians 3:20 - Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife.

    Galatians 3:21 - Cursed be he that lieth with any beast.

    Galatians 3:22 - Cursed be he that lieth with his sister.

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    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 27:26

    27:26 Confirmeth not - Or, performeth not. To this we must all say, Amen! Owning ourselves to be under the curse, and that we must have perished for ever, if Christ had not redeemed us from the curse of the law, by being made a curse for us.