Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - Deuteronomy 6:10 - 6:10

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Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - Deuteronomy 6:10 - 6:10

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To the positive statement of the command there is attached, in the next place, the negative side, or a warning against the danger to which prosperity and an abundance of earthly goods so certainly exposed, viz., of forgetting the Lord and His manifestations of mercy. The Israelites were all the more exposed to this danger, as their entrance into Canaan brought them into the possession of all the things conducive to well-being, in which the land abounded, without being under the necessity of procuring these things by the labour of their own hands; - into the possession, namely, of great and beautiful towns which they had not built, of houses full of all kinds of good things which they had not filled, of wells ready made which they had not dug, of vineyards and olive-plantations which they had not planted. - The nouns עָרִים, etc. are formally dependent upon לָךְ לָתֵת, and serve as a detailed description of the land into which the Lord was about to lead His people.