19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.
19 And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.
19 And anyone who won't listen to my words spoken by him, I will personally hold responsible.
19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.
19 I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to the messages the prophet proclaims on my behalf.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 18:19
Commentary on Deuteronomy 18:15-22
(Read Deuteronomy 18:15-22)
It is here promised concerning Christ, that there should come a Prophet, great above all the prophets; by whom God would make known himself and his will to the children of men, more fully and clearly than he had ever done before. He is the Light of the world, John 12:48. Woe then to those who refuse to hearken to His voice, to accept His salvation, or yield obedience to His sway! But happy they who trust in Him, and obey Him. He will lead them in the paths of safety and peace, until He brings them to the land of perfect light, purity, and happiness. Here is a caution against false prophets. It highly concerns us to have a right touchstone wherewith to try the word we hear, that we may know what that word is which the Lord has not spoken. Whatever is against the plain sense of the written word, or which gives countenance or encouragement to sin, we may be sure is not that which the Lord has spoken.