Deuteronomy 9–10: The Lord Will Help

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 74


One of the primary reasons the previous generation of Israelites refused to enter the promised land was that they were afraid of the people who already lived there. Deuteronomy 9–10 tells that Moses assured the Israelites that the Lord would help them destroy the Canaanites and enter the promised land. Moses warned the Israelites, however, to not be prideful about the help they would receive.

Understanding the Scriptures

Deuteronomy 10:12–22

Regardeth not persons (v. 17)Treats everybody by the same principles 
Taketh reward (v. 17)Accept bribes 
Cleave (v. 20)Be closely attached 
Threescore (v. 22)Sixty (one score is twenty) 

Deuteronomy 9:3–6—Why Were the Israelites Able to Drive the Canaanites Out of the Land?

See 1 Nephi 17:32–38.

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Deuteronomy 9–10.

Activity A iconWhat Does the Lord Require?

  1. 1.

    What did the Lord say He required of Israel, and why? (see Deuteronomy 10:12–22).

  2. 2.

    List what you learn about God in these verses that would help you want to do what He requires.