answer and say, Amen

Deuteronomy 27:15

27:15 answer and say, Amen. The series of twelve “Amens” answered by the people in response to the warning curses clearly indicate their acceptance of the criteria pronounced. “Amen” means simply “So be it.” Except for its use in Numbers 5:22, these constitute the first uses of “Amen” in the Bible.

27:26 all the words. The law is thus considered, even in all of its words, as a unit, no word of which could be broken without breaking the law as a whole. This both confirms its verbal inspiration and its impossible demands. Note the New Testament confirmations in Galatians 3:10; James 2:10. Thus the law in itself cannot save. God’s forgiving grace, by the redemptive work of Christ, is required for salvation, and is to be received solely by faith.

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