Deuteronomy 31:9
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So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel.

King James Bible
And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and to all the elders of Israel.

World English Bible
Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and to all the elders of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses writeth this law, and giveth it unto the priests (sons of Levi, those bearing the ark of the covenant of Jehovah), and unto all the elders of Israel,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Moses wrote this law - Not the whole Pentateuch, but either the discourses and precepts mentioned in the preceding chapters, or the book of Deuteronomy, which is most likely.

Some of the rabbins have pretended that Moses wrote thirteen copies of the whole Pentateuch; that he gave one to each of the twelve tribes, and the thirteenth was laid up by the ark. This opinion deserves little credit. Some think that he wrote two copies, one of which he gave to the priests and Levites for general use, according to what is said in this verse, the other to be laid up beside the ark as a standard copy for reference, and to be a witness against the people should they break it or become idolatrous. This second copy is supposed to be intended Deuteronomy 31:26. As the law was properly a covenant or contract between God and the people, it is natural to suppose there were two copies of it, that each of the contracting parties might have one: therefore one was laid up beside the ark, this was the Lord's copy; another was given to the priests and Levites, this was the people's copy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Moses

Deuteronomy 31:22-24,28 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel...

Numbers 33:2 And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD...

Daniel 9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come on us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God...

Malachi 4:4 Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

Mark 10:4,5 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away...

Mark 12:19 Master, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children...

Luke 20:28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote to us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children...

John 1:17,45 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ...

John 5:46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

delivered

Deuteronomy 31:24-26 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished...

Deuteronomy 17:18 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom...

the priests

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

which bare

Numbers 4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary...

Joshua 3:3,14-17 And they commanded the people, saying, When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God...

Joshua 6:12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.

1 Kings 8:3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

1 Chronicles 15:2,12-15 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them has the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God...

Library
Pilgrim Song
Gerhard Ter Steegen Deut. xxxi. 8 On, O beloved children, The evening is at hand, And desolate and fearful The solitary land. Take heart! the rest eternal Awaits our weary feet; From strength to strength press onwards, The end, how passing sweet! Lo, we can tread rejoicing The narrow pilgrim road; We know the voice that calls us, We know our faithful God. Come, children, on to glory! With every face set fast Towards the golden towers Where we shall rest at last. It was with voice of singing We
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
"Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before Me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place."--2 Kings
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Cross References
Exodus 24:4
Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said. He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel.

Numbers 4:5
When the camp is to move, Aaron and his sons are to go in and take down the shielding curtain and put it over the ark of the covenant law.

Numbers 4:6
Then they are to cover the curtain with a durable leather, spread a cloth of solid blue over that and put the poles in place.

Deuteronomy 10:8
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister and to pronounce blessings in his name, as they still do today.

Deuteronomy 31:25
he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD:

Deuteronomy 31:26
"Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God. There it will remain as a witness against you.

Deuteronomy 33:10
He teaches your precepts to Jacob and your law to Israel. He offers incense before you and whole burnt offerings on your altar.

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