New International Version
the law that Moses gave us, the possession of the assembly of Jacob.
King James Bible
Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
Darby Bible Translation
Moses commanded us a law, The inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
World English Bible
Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.
Young's Literal Translation
A law hath Moses commanded us, A possession of the assembly of Jacob.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yea, he loved the people - This is the inference which Moses makes from those glorious appearances, that God truly loved the people; and that all his saints, קדשיו kedoshaiv, the people whom he had consecrated to himself, were under his especial benediction; and that in order to make them a holy nation, God had displayed his glory on Mount Sinai, where they had fallen prostrate at his feet with the humblest adoration, sincerely promising the most affectionate obedience; and that God had there commanded them a law which was to be the possession and inheritance of the children of Jacob, Deuteronomy 33:4. And to crown the whole, he had not only blessed them as their lawgiver, but had also vouchsafed to be their king, Deuteronomy 33:5.
Dr. Kennicott proposes to translate the whole five verses thus: -
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'The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between His shoulders.'--DEUT. xxxiii. 12. Benjamin was his father's favourite child, and the imagery of this promise is throughout drawn from the relations between such a child and its father. So far as the future history of the tribes is shadowed in these 'blessings' of this great ode, the reference of the text may be to the tribe of Benjamin, as specially distinguished by Saul …
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Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?"
Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
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