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Deuteronomy 31:26

    Deuteronomy 31:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of Jehovah your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take this book of the law and put it by the ark of the Lord's agreement, so that it may be a witness against you.

    Webster's Revision

    Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of Jehovah your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

    World English Bible

    "Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, that it may be there for a witness against you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 31:26

    Ark - Box; chest.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 31:26

    Take this book of the law - The standard copy to which all transcripts must ultimately refer: another copy was put into the bands of the priests. See the note on Deuteronomy 31:9.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 31:26

    Put it in the side of the ark - Rather, by the side of the ark. The two tables of the Decalogue were in the ark 1 Kings 8:9; the Book of the Law was to be laid up in the holy of holies close by the ark of the covenant, probably in a chest. Compare 2 Kings 22:8.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 31:26

    31:26 Take this book - Probably the very same book, which (after having been some way misplaced) was found in the house of the Lord, in the days of Josiah, and publickly read by the king himself, for a witness against a people, who were then almost ripe for ruin. In the side - In the outside, in a little chest fixed to it, for nothing but the tables of stone were contained in the ark, 1Kings 8:9, here it was kept for greater security and reverence. A witness against thee - Against thy people, to whom he turns his speech that they might be the more affected with it.