Brian Yeager's Outlines

Deuteronomy Outlined

I.   Address of Moses: Historical (1:1 to 4:49) 

A. Introduction to the Book (1:1-5)

B. Preparing to travel from Horeb (Sinai) to Kadesh Bornea (1:6-18) 

C. Journey to Kadesh Bornea (1:19-21) 

D. Spies sent and people refuse to invade Canaan (1:22-40) 

E. People repent, but are defeated by the Amorites (1:41-46) 

F. Forbidden to meddle with Edomites, Moabites, and Ammonites (2:1-12) God's wisdom may not always be understood by man, but we must walk by faith II Corinthians 5:7.

G. 38 years from from Kadeshbarnea, until they were come over the brook Zered (2:13-15) 

H. Forbidden to meddle with the Ammonites (2:16-23) 

I. Defeat of Sihon king of Heshbon (2:24-37) 

J. Defeat of Og king of Bashan and distribution of land (3:1-20) 
 

1. Gilead and surroundings given to tribe of Manasseh (3:14-15) 
2. Gilead south to the valley of Arnon given to Gad and Reuben (3:16-17) 
3. Manasseh, Gad and Reuben to help in conquest of Canaan (3:18-20)   
K. Promise of victory over Canaan (3:21-29) 
  1. Moses not allowed to enter Canaan (3:23-27) 
2. Joshua to lead the people into Canaan (3:28-29) This was promised in Genesis 17:8  
L. Exhortation to keep the law that was confirmed at Sinai (4:1-13) Notice 4:2, and tie to Revelation 22:18-19 and Proverbs 30:6
 

M. Warning against idolatry (4:14-40) 

N. Cities of refuge on the East of Jordan appointed (4:41-43) 

O. Summary of the law (4:44-49) 
 

II.    Address of Moses: The Law (5:1 to 26:19)
  A. The ten commandments explained (5:1-21) 

B. The demonstration of Godís might at Sinai and Israelís promise to keep the whole law as delivered through Moses (5:22 to 6:25) 
 

1. The law is to be obeyed (6:1-3) 
2. The law to be taught to the children (6:4-9) 6:5ties with Matthew 22:36-37
3. Admonition to keep the law (6:10-16) 6:13 seeMatthew 4:10, 6:16 seeMatthew 4:7 and also notice Deuteronomy 8:3 andMatthew 4:4
4. Keep the law faithfully and God will bless (6:17-25)   
C. Conquest of Canaan (7:1-26)   
1. Israel was to destroy seven nations (7:1-2) 
2. They were not to intermarry with the people of Canaan (7:3-4) With the text of verses 1-13 notice II Corinthians 6:14
3. The idols and religion of Amorites to be destroyed (7:5) 
4. Jehovah favors Israel - Israel to keep the law of God (7:6-11) 
5. Israel assured of Godís blessings (7:12-16) 
6. Victory is promised (7:17-26) 
D. In view of Godís favor, they must be obedient to Godís law (8:1-20) 
E. Warning against self-righteousness (9:1-29) 
1. Israel was given the land because the Amorites were evil (9:4) 
2. Israel was given the land because of the faithfulness of Abram (9:5) 
3. The nation often provoked God (9:7-29) 
F. Rewards and punishments (10:1) 
1. Restoration of the two tables of stone (10:1-7) 
2. Priesthood continued (10:8-11) 
3. Exhortation to obedience (10:12-16) 
4. Love and care of strangers and needy (10:17-21) 
5. Increase of the nation from 70 to present number (10:22) 
6. Reminder of Godís protection and provision (11:1-7) 
7. Remember and keep the words of God (11:8-9) 
8. Canaan a good land and a gift from God (11:10-12) 
9. Keep the commands and be blessed (11:13-25) 
10. A blessing or a curse (11:26-32) 
G. Additional laws explained (21: to 26:19) 
1. Explanation of ceremonial laws (12:1 to 16:17)  a. Idols to be destroyed (12:1-3) 

b. Offerings and sacrifices to be made at specified place (12:4-16) 

c. Tithes of corn, wine, firstlings, herds, or flocks to be eaten in the specific place God puts his name (12:17-19) 

d. Levites must not be forsaken (12:20-28) 

e. Importance of keeping the law repeated (12:29-32) 

f. Promoters of idolatry to be executed (13:1-18) 13:1-3there is warning of false prophets see also: Matthew 7:15, II Peter 2:1-9, andI John 4:1

g. Clean and unclean things (14:1-21) 

h. Law of tithing (14:22-29) 

i. Treatment of poor and needy (15:1-11) 

j. Release of debtors every seventh year (15:12-18) 

k. Observe Feast of Passover, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Tabernacles (16:1-17) 

2. Explanation of civil laws (16:18 to 20:20) 
  a. Conduct of judges (16:18-20) 

b. Groves and images forbidden (16:19-20) 

c. Only the best is to be sacrificed to God (17:1) 

d. Idolaters to be stoned (17:2-7) 

e. Priests to be teachers and arbiters (17:8-13) 

f. Selection and conduct of Kings (17:14-20) 

g. Treatment of priests and Levites (18:1-8) 

h. Avoid abominations of the heathen (18:9-14) 

i. A coming prophet to be honored (18:15-22) Galatians 3:24-29 - Notice 18:18 that the prophet would come from their brethren. Tie this to Genesis 22:18. Notice also, Acts 3:22-26, Matthew 21:11, and John 6:14 Christ our prophet. Notice Hebrews 3:1 and Hebrews 5:8-10 Christ our priest. He is also our King Daniel 7:13-14 and John 18:36-37.

j. Cities of refuge (19:1-13) 

k. Landmarks not to be moved (19:14) 

l. Treatment of witnesses - true and false (19:15-21) 

m. Conduct of war (20:1-20) 
 

3. Explanation of social laws (21:1 to 26:19) 
  a. The guilt of innocent blood forgiven (21:1-9) 

b. Captive women taken to wife (21:10-14) 

c. Inheritance rights of the firstborn (20:15-17) 

d. Treatment of stubborn and rebellious son (21:18-21) 

e. Punishment by hanging (21:22-23) 

f. Caring for brotherís (neighborís) property (22:1-4) 

g. Cross dressing between sexes condemned (22:5) 

h. Rules for nesting birds, a new house, sowing vineyards, plowing, mixed cloths in garments, fringes on garments forbidden, law of virginity for new wife, rules of sexual purity (22:6-30) 

i. Various laws governing who may enter the congregation, sanitation, slaves belonging to others, prostitution and sodomy, usury, vows, eating from the vineyard and field of another person (23:1-25) 

j. Additional rules for divorce, military service for newly weds, taking a working manís tools, menstealers, leprosy, recovering collateral for a loan, wages of the laborer, gleaning, justice, and charity (24:1-22) 

k. till more laws about number of stripes, muzzling a working ox, obligation of having children for a deceased brother, immodest woman, unjust weights, Amalek to be punished (25:1-19) 

l. Offering of the firstfruits in the promised land (26:1-11) 

m. Remembering the Levites, and the poor and needy (26:12-15) 

n. Exhortation to keep the law in faithful obedience (26:16-19) 

III. Address of Moses: How God will Bless Israel (27:1 to 34:12)  A. On entering the land (27:1 to 28:68) 
  1. A monument to be erected on Mount Ebal on which they were to write the words of the law (27:1-8 
2. Admonition to keep the law (27:9-10) 
3. People to be divided into two groups with one on Mount Ebal and the other on Mount Gerizim (27:11-13) 
4. Levites pronounce curses on those who do not keep the law, and the people agree (27:14-26) 
5. Blessings for obedience (28:1-14) 
6. Curses for disobedience (28:15-68) 
B. Establishing the Covenant in Canaan (29:1 to 30:20) 
  1. Necessity of obedience (29:1-9) 
2. The congregation of Israel to affirm the covenant (29:10-15) 
3. The wrath of God will be poured out on idolatry (29:16-28) 
4. Secret things belong to God, revealed things belong to man (29:29) Acts 1:6-7 and Isaiah 55:8
5. Mercy to the penitent (30:1-10) 
6. Covenant not too hard to understand (30:11-14) Matthew 11:28-30
7. Death and life set before them (30:15-20) 
C. Change in leadership (31:1 to 34:12) 
  1. Assurance of victory (31:1-6) I Corinthians 15:57-58
2. Moses gives charge to Joshua before all Israel (31:7-8) 
3. Written law delivered to the priests (31:9-13) 
4. Moses and Joshua called before Jehovah (31:14-21) 
5. Moses wrote song and a copy of the law (31:22-27) 
6. Elders gathered to hear the song of Moses (31:28-30) 
D. The song of Moses (32:1-43) 
  1. Still another exhortation to fidelity to the law (32:44-46) 
2. Moses sent to Nebo to see the land and die (32:47-52) 
E. The death of Moses (33:1 to 34:12) 
  1. Moses blesses the tribes (33:1-29) 
2. Israel mourns the death of Moses (34:1-8) 
3. Joshua replaces Moses (34:9) 
4. Moses is praised (34:10-12)   


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