47 They are not just idle words for you-they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:47

Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:44-47

(Read Deuteronomy 32:44-47)

Here is the solemn delivery of this song to Israel, with a charge to mind all the good words Moses had said unto them. It is not a trifle, but a matter of life and death: mind it, and you are made for ever; neglect it, and you are for ever undone. Oh that men were fully persuaded that religion is their life, even the life of their souls!