Deuteronomy 4:4 "cleave unto the Lord" Heb. dabeq. This phrase only here in OT.

Deuteronomy 4:29 "all thy heart" Heb. kal lebeb. First of 32 occurrences:
Deu 4:29 6:5 10:12 11:13 13:3 26:16 30:2,6,10
Jos 22:5 23:14
1Sa 7:3 12:20,24
1Ki 2:4 8:48 14:8
2Ki 10:31 23:25
2Ch 15:12,15 22:9 30:19 31:21 34:31
Psa 86:12 111:1
Isa 1:5 13:7
Jer 29:13
Eze 36:5
Joel 2:12
The expression “all heart”, Heb. kal leb occurs 20 times, the first being Judges 16:17. Six of the 20 occur in Psalm 119.
Jdg 16:17,18
1Ki 8:23
2Ki 23:3
2Ch 6:14,38
Psa 9:1 119:2,10,34,58,69,145 138:1
Pro 3:5
Jer 3:10 24:7 32:41
Eze 21:7
Zep 3:14

Deuteronomy 5:24 "God said" For other occurrences of this expression, see Genesis 8:15.

Deuteronomy 5:26 "heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire" Compare Acts 2, the day of Pentecost, when men spoke by the spirit of God after “fire” fell.

Deuteronomy 6:4 Compare Exodus 20:2.

Deuteronomy 6:5
“all thine heart” Second occurrence. See 4:29.

“all thy soul” Heb. kal naphsheka 7 occurrences, all in Deuteronomy: 4:29 6:5 10:12 26:16 30:2,6,10
“all thy might”. Heb. meod. Usually an adverb “much”, “exceedingly”, “very”.
These three phrases appearing else only in 2 Kings 23:25, for the only king in all the Old Testament spoken of as doing this: King Josiah.

Deuteronomy 7:6 “special people” Heb. ‘am segulah Here, 14:2, and 26:18.

Deuteronomy 7:10 “hate him to their face” Only here.

Deuteronomy 10:16 “Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart” “Circumcise” and”heart” appear together here, 30:6, and Jeremiah 4:4.


Deuteronomy 11:13 “love the Lord your God” First of five occurrences, 11:13,22 13:3, Jos 22:5 23:11.

Deuteronomy 11:16 “your heart be not deceived” Heb. “heart” leb and “not deceived” patah. Only here.


Deuteronomy 12:3 "green tree" East. "heavenly tree" A species of banyan tree. One would sit under it for peace and meditation, as many mystics have done. Twigs exuded a milky sap. German experiments tried to grow the tree in Germany. They found similar results with honey and butter, so the English translations. Often pagan gods were worshipped under this tree. [Pillai #729]

Deuteronomy 12:5 "to put His name there" First of three occurrences: here, 1Ki 14:21 2Ch 12:13. Compare 12:11.

Deuteronomy 12:11 "choose to cause His name to dwell there" First of seven occurrences: 12:11, 14:23 16:2,6,11 26:2 Neh 1:9.

Deuteronomy 14:1,2 See Exo 4:22.

Deuteronomy 17:20 "above his brethren" Only here in KJV. Compare Gen 48:22.

Deuteronomy 18:4 "first of the fleece of they sheep" The length of sheep's wool varies dramatically. It can be as long as 16 inches, depending on the
pasturage, breed, and what part of the body the fiber is from. The first-year
wool, or lamb's wool, is always the finest growth on a sheep. In Deuteronomy
(18:3-4) the first fleece was given as a tribute to the priest. [NatGeo, May,
1988, p. 580 "Wool, Fabric of History]

Deuteronomy 20:5 East.Concern for home affairs would breed unbelief, causing death in battle.] [Pillai #752

Deuteronomy 22:5 East.This pertains to idol worship.] [Pillai #753]

Deuteronomy 22:11 East.This pertains to superstitions for luck.] [Pillai #753]

Deuteronomy 22:17 East. "divorce" The only grounds for divorce is fornication. A man was allowed to divorce the wife and sue the parents, if she was not a virgin at marriage, because of the deception involved. The dowry was paid for this reason, that she was a virgin. Yet, if adultery occurs after marriage, it is
not grounds for divorce; they must forgive each other. [Pillai #735]

Deuteronomy 23:18 East. "hire of a whore" Money from false worship. East. "price of a dog" Money from a prostitute. [Pillai #773]

Deuteronomy 24:10 East. "pledge" Special clothes were worn by a pawnbroker and would be recognized and embarrass the debtor. [Pillai #753]

Deuteronomy 24:15 East. "hire" Money was needed daily so wife could buy food for the evening meal. [Pillai #753]

Deuteronomy 25:9 East. "spit in his face" This disgrace showed he was an outcast from society. [Pillai #753 ]

Deuteronomy 26:12 “year of tithing” Only here.

Deuteronomy 27:16
East. "setteth light" Dishonor [Pillai #753]

Deuteronomy 28:2 “shall come, overtake” Compare the “overtake” in verse 45.

Deuteronomy 28:3 "blessed" Fig. anaphora This repetition of "blessed" occurs only here in OT.

Deuteronomy 28:13 East. "make thee the head" You will be above humiliations, persecutions, and insults. [Pillai #770]

Deuteronomy 28:29 "not prosper in thy ways" Only occurrence of this expression.

Deuteronomy 32:9 "Jacob" Fig. synecdoche The head man or current leader, Jacob, represents all Israel.

Deuteronomy 32:17 "devils" Heb. shad Only here and Psa 106:37.

Deuteronomy 33:1 "man of God" First occurrence.

Deuteronomy 33:4 "inheritance of the congregation of Jacob" Only here.

Deuteronomy 33:12 East. "cover him all the day long" As to cover against the sun's heat. East. "dwell between his shoulders" To be carried on his shoulders; shoulders are indicative of strength. [Pillai #756]

Deuteronomy 33:24 East. "let him dip his foot in oil" Idiom for an abundance of physical things. [Pillai #756]