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This mandate that I am prescribing to you today is not too mysterious or remote from you.
Ki hamitsvah hazot asher anochi metsavecha hayom lo-niflet hi mimecha velo-rechokah hi.
||It is not in heaven, so [that you should] say, 'Who shall go up to heaven and bring it to us so that we can hear it and keep it?'
Lo vashamayim hi lemor mi ya'aleh-lanu hashamaymah veyikacheha lanu veyashmi'enu otah vena'asenah.
(Saadia). Or, 'hidden' (Targum; Rashi); or, 'difficult' (Ibn Ezra; Septuagint). Pala in Hebrew. See Deuteronomy, 17:8.
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Requiring new prophetic insight (Bava Metzia 59b; Temurah 16a; Ralbag).