The Meaning of Deuteronomy 15:15 Explained

Deuteronomy 15:15

KJV: And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.

YLT: and thou hast remembered that a servant thou hast been in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah thy God doth ransom thee; therefore I am commanding thee this thing to-day.

Darby: And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and that Jehovah thy God redeemed thee; therefore I command thee this thing to-day.

ASV: And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to-day.

What does Deuteronomy 15:15 Mean?

Study Notes

redeemed
See note, .
Thus the Lord saved Israel
Redemption: (Exodus type) Summary. Exodus is the book of redemption and teaches:
(1) redemption is wholly of God Exodus 3:7 ; Exodus 3:8 ; John 3:16 .
(2) redemption is through a person. (See Scofield " Exodus 2:2 ") . John 3:16 ; John 3:17 .
(3) redemption is by blood Exodus 12:13 ; Exodus 12:23 ; Exodus 12:27 ; 1 Peter 1:18 .
(4) redemption is by power Exodus 6:6 ; Exodus 13:14 ; Romans 8:2 .
(See Scofield " Isaiah 59:20 ") . See Scofield " Romans 3:24 ".
The blood of Christ redeems the believer from the guilt and penalty of sin. 1 Peter 1:18 as the power of the Spirit delivers from the dominion of sin.; Romans 8:2 ; Ephesians 2:2 .

Chapter Summary: Deuteronomy 15

1  The seventh year a year of release for the poor
7  one must be generous in lending or giving
12  A Hebrew servant, except by choice, must be freed in the seventh year
19  All firstborn males of the cattle are to be sanctified unto the Lord

What do the individual words in Deuteronomy 15:15 mean?

And You shall remember that a slave you were in the land of Egypt and redeemed you Yahweh your God upon thus I command you - thing this today
וְזָכַרְתָּ֗ כִּ֣י עֶ֤בֶד הָיִ֙יתָ֙ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם וַֽיִּפְדְּךָ֖ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ עַל־ כֵּ֞ן אָנֹכִ֧י מְצַוְּךָ֛ אֶת־ הַדָּבָ֥ר הַזֶּ֖ה הַיּֽוֹם

וְזָכַרְתָּ֗  And  You  shall  remember 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Conjunctive perfect, second person masculine singular
Root: זָכַר 
Sense: to remember, recall, call to mind.
כִּ֣י  that 
Parse: Conjunction
Root: כִּי 
Sense: that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since.
עֶ֤בֶד  a  slave 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: עֶבֶד  
Sense: slave, servant.
הָיִ֙יתָ֙  you  were 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Perfect, second person masculine singular
Root: אֶהְיֶה 
Sense: to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out.
בְּאֶ֣רֶץ  in  the  land 
Parse: Preposition-b, Noun, feminine singular construct
Root: אֶרֶץ  
Sense: land, earth.
מִצְרַ֔יִם  of  Egypt 
Parse: Proper Noun, feminine singular
Root: מִצְרַיִם  
Sense: a country at the northeastern section of Africa, adjacent to Palestine, and through which the Nile flows adj Egyptians = “double straits”.
וַֽיִּפְדְּךָ֖  and  redeemed  you 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine singular, second person masculine singular
Root: פָּדָה  
Sense: to ransom, redeem, rescue, deliver.
יְהוָ֣ה  Yahweh 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.
אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ  your  God 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct, second person masculine singular
Root: אֱלֹהִים  
Sense: (plural).
עַל־  upon 
Parse: Preposition
Root: עַל 
Sense: upon, on the ground of, according to, on account of, on behalf of, concerning, beside, in addition to, together with, beyond, above, over, by, on to, towards, to, against.
כֵּ֞ן  thus 
Parse: Adverb
Root: כֵּן 
Sense: so, therefore, thus.
מְצַוְּךָ֛  command  you 
Parse: Verb, Piel, Participle, masculine singular construct, second person masculine singular
Root: צָוָה  
Sense: to command, charge, give orders, lay charge, give charge to, order.
אֶת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
הַדָּבָ֥ר  thing 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: דָּבָר  
Sense: speech, word, speaking, thing.
הַזֶּ֖ה  this 
Parse: Article, Pronoun, masculine singular
Root: זֶה  
Sense: this, this one, here, which, this … that, the one … the other, another, such.
הַיּֽוֹם  today 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: יׄום 
Sense: day, time, year.