D E U T E R O N O M Y
Moses is still upon that necessary subject
concerning the peril of idolatry. In the close of the foregoing
chapter he had cautioned them against the peril that might arise
from their predecessors the Canaanites. In this chapter he cautions
them against the rise of idolatry from among themselves; they must
take heed lest any should draw them to idolatry, I. By the pretence
of prophecy, ver. 1-5. II.
By the pretence of friendship and relation, ver. 6-11. III. By the pretence of numbers,
ver. 12-18. But in all
these cases the temptation must be resolutely resisted and the
tempters punished and cut off.