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Deuteronomy 31:11

    Deuteronomy 31:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    when all Israel is come to appear before Jehovah thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When all Israel has come before the Lord your God in the place named by him, let a reading be given of this law in the hearing of all Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    when all Israel is come to appear before Jehovah thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

    World English Bible

    when all Israel is come to appear before Yahweh your God in the place which he shall choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    when all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 31:11

    Compare the marginal references. It is not to be supposed that the whole of the Pentateuch was read, nor does the letter of the command require that it should be so. This reading could not be primarily designed for the information and instruction of the people, since it only took place once in seven years; but was evidently a symbolic transaction, intended, as were so many others, to impress on the people the conditions on which they held possession of their privileges and blessings.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 31:11

    31:11 Thou shalt read - Thou shalt cause it to be read by the priest or Levites; for he could not read it himself in the hearing of all Israel, but this was to be done by several persons, and so the people met in several congregations.