Look for patterns as you memorize. Catch the pulse beneath the words in Deuteronomy 30:13.
Memorize this week
“Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?'”
Deuteronomy 30:13 (ESV)
If you learned Deuteronomy 30:12, you’ve almost learned Deuteronomy 30:13, too.
The structure and most of the wording is the same: “that you should say, ‘Who will…for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it’?”
Also notice this order remains the same: “should…will…may.” (I’ve been tripping over which of these three words to use; hopefully now I’ll remember their order.)
The main differences are that verse 12 says “in heaven” and “ascend to heaven,” whereas verse 13 says “beyond the sea,” and “go over the sea.”
Another tidbit to notice is that verse 13 is also our third verse in a row with negatives.
- Verse 11: Not, neither
- Verse 12: Not
- Verse 13: Neither
Continue looking for patterns as you memorize. It will not only help you memorize, but also help you catch the rhythm of meaning underneath the words.
In these verses, there are many things that God’s word is NOT. And these are all things we can be grateful for.
Stay tuned for next week, when we turn the corner to what the word IS.
Download this week’s study guide here: “Neither is it Beyond the Sea, Deuteronomy 30:13 Study Sheet”