Deuteronomy 12:10

Hebrew Bible

8 You must not do as we are doing here today, with everyone doing what is right in their eyes, 9 for you have not yet come to the final stop and inheritance the Lord your God is giving you. 10 When you do go across the Jordan River and settle in the land he is granting you as an inheritance and you find relief from all the enemies who surround you, you will live in safety. 11 Then you must come to the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to reside, bringing everything I am commanding you—your burnt offerings, sacrifices, tithes, the personal offerings you have prepared, and all your choice votive offerings that you devote to him. 12 You shall rejoice in the presence of the Lord your God, along with your sons, daughters, male and female servants, and the Levites in your villages (since they have no allotment or inheritance with you).

1 Samuel 12:11

Hebrew Bible

9 “But they forgot the Lord their God, so he gave them into the hand of Sisera, the general in command of Hazor’s army, and into the hands of the Philistines and the king of Moab, and they fought against them. 10 Then they cried out to the Lord and admitted, ‘We have sinned, for we have forsaken the Lord and have served the Baals and the images of Ashtoreth. Now deliver us from the hands of our enemies so that we may serve you.’ 11 So the Lord sent Jerub Baal, Barak, Jephthah, and Samuel, and he delivered you from the hands of the enemies all around you, and you were able to live securely. 12 “When you saw that King Nahash of the Ammonites was advancing against you, you said to me, ‘No! A king will rule over us’—even though the Lord your God is your king. 13 Now look! Here is the king you have chosen—the one that you asked for! Look, the Lord has given you a king.

 Notes and References

"... There is another sense in which the people will not merely return to the land as it was in the decades—indeed, the centuries—up to the exile. That would not be enough. When Joshua completed the initial taking of the land of Canaan, “the land had peace from war” (Joshua 11:23; compare Joshua 14:15). But over subsequent centuries that experience was at best intermittent, interrupted by conflict with other peoples and by civil war (e.g., Judges 3:11, 30; 2 Chronicles 14:1). YHWH promises that the return to the land will not be merely a return to the experience that led up to the exile. “Jacob is to return and be at peace, to be safe, with no one to disturb” (Jeremiah 30:10). That no one would disturb the people or make them afraid is another promise about Israel’s original destiny (Leviticus 26:6). It comes to gain a sardonic side (Deuteronomy 28:26; Jeremiah 7:33), but then to be renewed in light of the deeply disturbing experience of Assyrian and Babylonian domination (e.g., Ezekiel 34:28; 39:26; Zephaniah 3:13) and also to be a vision for all the nations (Micah 4:4). Peace is both a matter of objective security and of a feeling of security. The objective peace, safety and banishment of anyone to disturb means Israel need not be afraid or dismayed (Jeremiah 30:10). So YHWH will enable the people to live in their country “in security” (Jeremiah 32:37; compare Ezekiel 28:26; 39:26; Hosea 2:18; Zechariah 14:11). That, too, was part of God’s original promise (Leviticus 25:18-19; 26:5; Deuteronomy 12:10; 33:28), and it had sometimes come true (1 Samuel 12:11; 1 Kings 4:25). But it was an aspect of a total relationship between the people and YHWH, and the whole relationship comprehensively collapsed. Living in security thus becomes an aspect of the vision of restoration ..."

Goldingay, John Old Testament Theology: Israel's Faith (p. 441) InterVarsity Press, 2006

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