28 October 2014

EJ&T - Deuteronomy 8 - 10: Circumcise the foreskin of your heart

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are 613. See here for a list of those that I've found so far.

  1. Bless God when you finish eating.
  2. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Deuteronomy 8:10

  3. Don't forget God.
  4. Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 8:11

    Thou shalt remember the LORD thy God ... if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God ... I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. Deuteronomy 8:18-19

  5. Circumcise the foreskin of your heart.
  6. Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart. Deuteronomy 10:16

    Circumcise ... the foreskins of your heart. Jeremiah 4:4

  7. Stop being stiffnecked.
  8. Be no more stiffnecked. Deuteronomy 10:16

    Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were. 2 Chronicles 30:8

  9. Cleave to God.
  10. To Him [God] thou shalt cleave. Deuteronomy 10:20

    Cleave unto him [God]. Deuteronomy 11:22, Deuteronomy 13:4

    Do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you ... to cleave unto him. Joshua 22:5

1 comment:

Stephen said...

The only thing that seems like it could be called the "foreskin" of the heart is the pericardium. Removing this would be difficult, even by modern surgical standards. Of course, god could do it.
Steve Weeks