Deuteronomy, which means “second law,” is a retelling by Moses of the teachings and events of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. It includes an extended review of the Ten Commandments (4:44–5:33) and Moses’ farewell address to a new generation of Israelites as they stand ready to take possession of the Promised Land. Moses reminds them of God’s faithfulness and love, but also of God’s wrath on the previous generation of Israelites because of their rebellion. Repeatedly he charges Israel to keep the Law. Deuteronomy is a solemn call to love and obey the one true God. There are blessings for faithfulness and curses for unfaithfulness. The book closes with the selection of Joshua as Israel’s new leader and the death of Moses. (Deut, 2001. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version, Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

05 Deuteronomy wordle

Dt 1.1-8; Story; Israel commanded to leave Goren and go to the promised land

Dt 1.9-18; Story; Moses appoints leaders to help him govern the people

Dt 1.19-33; Story; Moses sends out spies to the promised land, they return and report

Dt 1.34-46; Story-Sin; Israel refuses to go in and the LORD condemns them to wander for a generation, they try to enter but are defeated in battle

Dt 2.1-15; Story; The forty years in the wilderness, part one, the men of war have perished

Dt 2.16-37; Story; The forty years in the wilderness, part two, a new start, early battle won

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Dt 3.1-11; Story; Defeat of King Og of Bashan

Dt 3.12-22; Story; The tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh claim their land, but still have to enter and fight

Dt 3.23-29; Story; Moses not allowed to enter the promised land because of Israel

Dt 4.1-8; Story; Moses commands Israel to obey the LORD’s statutes and commands

Dt 4.9-14; Story; Moses exhorts Israel not to forget their experiences with the LORD at Horeb and the Ten Commandments

Dt 4.15-24; Law; Idolatry (Ten Commandments) Reminder that idolatry is forbidden

Dt 4.25-31; Prophecy; Prediction of Idolatry – Apostasy, but they will return and the LORD will honour the covenant

Dt 4.32-40; Story; Israel is greatly blessed because of the favour the LORD has shown them. They are to remember this.

Dt 4.41-43; Story; Moses commands they set up a few cities of refuge

Dt 4.44-49; Story; Introduction to Israel’s Covenant Law

05 Israel waiting at Horeb

Dt 5.1-5; Story; Moses gives an introduction to the Ten Commandments. The LORD speaks with later generations.

Dt 5.6-21; Law; The Ten Commandments

  1. You shall have no other gods before me
  2. You shall not make carved images or likeness of any god and serve them
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain
  4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy (Salvation from Egypt)
  5. Honor your father and mother, promise that your days may long in the land God is giving
  6. You shall not murder
  7. You shall not commit adultery
  8. You shall not steal
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour
  10. You shall not covet what your neighbour has

Dt 5.22-27; Story; Moses recounts the events at Mount Sinai and the people’s fearful response to hearing the LORD

Dt 5.28-6.3; Story; Moses continues hearing the LORD and later instructs Israel to do all the LORD has commanded

Dt 6.4-5; Law; Love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul and might

Dt 6.6-9; Law; Misc, Reminders for keeping the LORD’s ways. Teach children, talk of them anytime, signs on hands and foreheads, on house doorposts and gates.

Dt 6.10-15; Story; Reminder not to sin as they did before with idolatry, but observe all the commands

Dt 6.16-19; Story; Reminder not to sin as they did at Massah, but observe all the commands. The LORD will honour his promise.

Dt 6.20-25; Story; Moses instructs Israel to pass on the LORD’s saving actions to later generations. Obedience to these covenant laws is considered righteousness for the Jews.

Dt 7.1-5; Story; Instructions on entering the promised land. They should completely destroy. Warnings against intermarriage and idolatry.

Dt 7.6-11; Story; Israel is the elect and chosen of God. Through no quality of their own, but God’s covenant love.

Dt 7.12-26; Story; The LORD tells them to trust and obey him, he will bring them into the promised land.

Dt 8.1-10; Story; Moses reminds Israel of their journey thus far, the LORD’s faithfulness to them and instructs them to keep the commandments of the LORD

Dt 8.11-20; Story; Warnings against apostasy through giving a series of examples from Israel’s past.

Dt 9.1-5; Story; When they successfully enter the promised land, Israel is not to think it is because of their righteousness.

Dt 9.6-12; Story-Sin; Moses recounts several times when they abandoned the LORD and acted corruptly

Dt 9.13-21; Story-Sin; Moses recounts the golden calf incident and how the LORD almost destroyed Aaron and Israel

Dt 9.22-29; Story-Sin; Moses recounts their rebellion at Massah and Kibroth-hattaavah and his intercession for them

Dt 10.1-5; Story; Moses recounts how he remade two new tablets for the Ten Commandments and the Ark of the Covenant

Dt 10.6-11; Story; Moses recounts how Levi’s tribe is to carry the Ark and his continued intercession for Israel

Dt 10.12-22; Story; Moses recounts the instructions the LORD gave the stubborn people. To circumcise their hearts.

Dt 11.1-7; Story; Moses urges Israel to remember the acts of God and to therefore love the LORD

Dt 11.8-32; Story; Moses instructs them with blessings and curses for obedience when entering the promised land

Dt 12.1-14; Story; On entering the promised land Israel is to destroy all other forms of worship, and worship God with sacrifices at the chosen location.

Dt 12.15-28; Story; Instructions for eating various foods and sacrifices with respect to the location of the place the LORD will choose.

Dt 12.29-31; Story; Warnings against apostasy

Dt 12.32; Story; Summary statement for all the repeated instructions

Dt 13.1-18; Story; Warnings against idolatry and apostasy. Instructions on how to deal with it.

Dt 14.1-2; Law; You are the sons of the LORD. Don’t cut or make yourself bald for the dead.

Dt 14.3-21; Law; Food laws, clean and unclean animals to eat. Foreigners may eat.

Dt 14.22-29; Law; Tithes, providing food for the levered

Dt 15.1-18; Law; The poor, the jubilee and care for the poor

Dt 15.19-23; Law; Sacrifice and Worship; Offering the firstborn

Dt 16.1-8; Law; Festivals, Passover and feast of unleavened bread

Dt 16.9-12; Law; Festivals, Feast of weeks

Dt 16.13-15; Law; Festivals, Feast of booths

Dt 16.16-17; Story; Summary statement for festivals

Dt 16.18-20; Story; Instruction to appoint judges to dispense justice

Dt 16.21-22; Law; Sacrifice and Worship, Forbidden forms of worship

Dt 17.1-7; Law; Misc, Repeated laws concerning worship and idolatry

Dt 17.8-13; Law; Judges, Instructions to obey the levitical priests and their decisions

Dt 17.14-20; Law; Kings, future appointment and duties of kings

Dt 18.1-8; Law; Levites, Provisions for the Levites

Dt 18.9-14; Law; Sacrifice and worship, forbidden worship and mystical practices

Dt 18.15-22; Prophecy, The LORD will raise up a prophet. Telling which prophet to fear.

Dt 19.1-13; Law; Cities of refuge, instructions to setup cities and rules for manslayers and murderers.

Dt 19.14; Law; Property, Do not change property boundaries.

Dt 19.15-21; Law; Judges, Witnesses required to determine a judgement.

Dt 20.1-20; Law; War, Instructions for courage, for peace, for destruction, for plunder.

Dt 21.1-9; Law; Judges, Instructions for investigating murder. Atoning for unresolved murders.

Dt 21.10-14; Law; The poor, caring for captured females. Marrying and releasing them.

Dt 21.15-17; Law; Family, Instructions to honour the firstborn’s rights

Dt 21.18-21; Law; Family, Instructions for rebellious sons

Dt 21.22-23; Story; A man hanged on a tree is cursed

Dt 22.1-12; Law; Misc, various common sense laws for protecting people

Dt 22.13-30; Law; Sexual immorality, rules for sex and marriage. Punishment for immorality.

Dt 23.1-8; Law; Family, rules for determining who the people of Israel are

Dt 23.9-14; Law; War, remaining clean before the battle.

Dt 23.15-25; Law; Misc, various instructions for slaves, finances, vows and property.

Dt 24.1-5; Law; Family, Instructions for divorce and remarriage

Dt 24.6-22; Law; Misc, various instructions concerning theft, skin diseases, finances, consideration for the poor and judgement

Dt 25.1-4; Law; Misc, various instructions for ruling judgment. Forty stripes given for punishment

Dt 25.5-10; Law; Family, Continuing the family line of a deceased brother

Dt 25.11-16; Law; Misc, Instructions concerning grabbing testicles and measurements

Dt 25.17-19; Story; Remember Amalek and destroy them for what they did

Dt 26.1-15; Story; Instructions for Israel to remember the LORD’s doings and pledge themselves on entering the promised land.

Dt 26.16-19; Story; Summary statement for all the laws so far. Blessings for obedience.

Dt 27.1-8; Story; Instructions to build an altar and write the commands on it on entering

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Dt 27.9-26; Story; Levites in the presence of Israel are to pronounce curses on those who break the commands given.

Dt 28.1-14; Prophecy; Blessings for faithfulness

Dt 28.15-68; Prophecy; Curses for apostasy

Dt 29.1-29; Prophecy; Exhortations to obey all the commands of the covenant, prediction and warnings for apostasy

Dt 30.1-10; Prophecy; Israel will return to the LORD, he will circumcise their hearts and cause them to obey.

Dt 30.11-20; Story; Moses offers them the choice between life and death

Dt 31.1-8; Story; Moses appointed Joshua as leader and exhorts him and Israel to be strong and courageous.

Dt 31.9-13; Story; Moses instructs all Israel to come and hear the law every seven years during the feast of booths

Dt 31.14-29; Story; Moses says the book of the law is a witness against the Jews for their stubborn and hard heartedness.

Dt 31.30; Song; Introduction to the Song of Moses

Dt 32.1-43; Song; The Song of Moses

32.1-4 Description of God

32.5-14 God’s faithfulness to Israel

32.15-18 Israel rejects God and worships other gods.

32.19-43 The LORD’s response to apostate Israel

Dt 32.44-47; Story; Moses exhorts Israel to take his words to heart

Dt 32.48-52; Story; The LORD commands Moses to see the promised land and die.

Dt 33.1-29; Story; Moses’ blessing on the twelve tribes of Israel

Dt 34.1-8; Story; The LORD shows Moses the promised land, Moses does and the LORD buried him.

Dt 34.9-12; Story; Joshua takes over as leader. Final praise of Moses’ life and ministry.