Daily Bible Nugget #530, Deuteronomy 28:64

The Nugget:

Deu 28:64  And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

My Comment:

A question arose about this verse, Deuteronomy 28:64, in a Facebook discussion I saw and responded to this morning. It is important to know how to do real Bible study. I think this is a good example to follow.

My response on Facebook:

The only proper way to understand the Bible correctly is to consult ALL that the Bible itself declares about the subject under consideration. This can only be done by considering the immediate context, the verses before and after, of a given verse being studied or at issue, AND by carefully considering the cross references given for that passage and its related passages.
Deuteronomy 28:64,
Deu 28:64  And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
Here are the cross references given in my book, The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury, for Deuteronomy 28:64,
Deuteronomy 28:64

scatter. See on Deut 4:27, 28; Deut 29:28; Deut 32:26, Lev 26:33, 2Ki 15:29; 2Ki 17:6; 2Ki 25:21, 2Ch 6:36, Neh 1:8, *Psa 44:11; Psa 59:11; Psa 92:9; Psa 106:27, Pro 2:22, *Isa 24:1, *+Jer 9:16; Jer 10:18; Jer 13:19; Jer 13:24; *Jer 15:4; *Jer 15:14; Jer 16:13; Jer 18:17; Jer 24:9; *Jer 34:17; Jer 49:32; Jer 49:36; Jer 50:17; Jer 52:27, Lam 4:16, *Eze 5:10; Eze 11:16, 17; *Eze 20:23; *Eze 22:15; Eze 36:19, Hos 9:6; Hos 9:17, Amos 9:4, *Zec 7:14, *Luk 21:24, Jas 1:1, 1Pe 1:1.

among. Hos 8:8, **Amos 9:9.

all. FS171A, +Exo 9:6, Jer 29:18; Jer 49:36.

from the one end. Deut 30:4, 1Ki 8:46, Isa 23:12; Isa 26:15, Jer 14:18, Zec 2:6.

and there. Lam 1:3, Hos 9:17.

thou shalt serve. Deut 28:36, Jer 16:13, Eze 20:32, Rom 11:10.

other gods. Deut 29:26; Deut 32:17.

which neither. Jer 19:4.
I have used the double asterisk symbol, ** , to indicate a crucially important cross reference. That symbol is used just once among all the references given for Deuteronomy 28:64. It is given for the key word “among” for the reference to Amos 9:9,
Amos 9:9
9  For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
King James Version
Note the expression at Amos 9:9, “yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”
Here are the cross references for the clause, “yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth”
yet shall not. Gen 19:22, 2Ki 10:23, Isa 27:12; Isa 65:8, Jer 30:11; **Jer 31:35; **Jer 31:36; *Jer 46:28; Jer 51:5, +*Eze 9:6; Eze 12:16; **Eze 39:28, Hab 1:12, *Zec 10:9; *Zec 13:8; *Zec 13:9, *Mal 3:6, +*Mat 3:12; *Mat 10:29, Luk 22:31, Act 27:44, +*Rom 11:1, Rev 7:3.
Once again, take special note of the cross references I have given emphasis to by means of the double asterisk symbol: Jeremiah 31:35, 36,
Jeremiah 31:35
35  Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
King James Version
Jeremiah 31:36
36  If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
King James Version
The other cross reference given the double asterisk emphasis is Ezekiel 39:28,
Ezekiel 39:28
28  Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
King James Version
The Bible clearly predicts that though the nation of Israel has been scattered among the nations, God will regather them all, down to every last individual, in the future back to their own land. God affirmed in Jeremiah 31:35, 36 that this promise to the nation of Israel is as secure as the fact that the sun still shines by day and the moon and stars shine by night, and the promise will not be negated until those ordinances cease.
I think this fully settles the issue for anyone with eyes to see and the ability to read what God has written in His word, the Bible.
This is fully confirmed by Malachi 3:6,
Malachi 3:6
6  For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
King James Version
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