Deuteronomy 4:7
New International Version
What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?

New Living Translation
For what great nation has a god as near to them as the LORD our God is near to us whenever we call on him?

English Standard Version
For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?

Berean Study Bible
For what nation is great enough to have a god as near to them as the LORD our God is to us whenever we call on Him?

King James Bible
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

New King James Version
“For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the LORD our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?

New American Standard Bible
For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?

NASB 1995
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?

NASB 1977
“For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?

Amplified Bible
For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God [is to us] whenever we call on Him?

Christian Standard Bible
For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the LORD our God is to us whenever we call to him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the LORD our God is to us whenever we call to Him?

American Standard Version
For what great nation is there, that hath a god so nigh unto them, as Jehovah our God is whensoever we call upon him?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For what is the great people whose god is near to it as is LORD JEHOVAH our God in all that we call upon him?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For what manner of nation is so great, which has God so near to them as the Lord our God is in all things in whatsoever we may call upon him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither is there any other nation so great, that hath gods so nigh them, as our God is present to all our petitions.

English Revised Version
For what great nation is there, that hath a god so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is whensoever we call upon him?

Good News Translation
"No other nation, no matter how great, has a god who is so near when they need him as the LORD our God is to us. He answers us whenever we call for help.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What great nation ever had their gods as near to them as the LORD our God is near to us whenever we pray to him?

International Standard Version
For what great nation has a god so near like the LORD our God whenever we call on him?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For what great nation is there, that hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is whensoever we call upon Him?

Literal Standard Version
For which [is] the great nation that has God [so] near to it, as our God YHWH, in all we have called to Him?

NET Bible
In fact, what other great nation has a god so near to them like the LORD our God whenever we call on him?

New Heart English Bible
For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as the LORD our God is whenever we call on him?

World English Bible
For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as Yahweh our God is whenever we call on him?

Young's Literal Translation
For which is the great nation that hath God near unto it, as Jehovah our God, in all we have called unto him?

Additional Translations ...
Context
An Exhortation to Obedience
6Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the sight of the peoples, who will hear of all these statutes and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” 7For what nation is great enough to have a god as near to them as the LORD our God is to us whenever we call on Him? 8And what nation is great enough to have righteous statutes and ordinances like this entire law I set before you today?…

Cross References
Acts 17:27
God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.

Deuteronomy 4:32
Indeed, ask now from one end of the heavens to the other about the days that long preceded you, from the day that God created man on earth: Has anything as great as this ever happened or been reported?

Deuteronomy 26:19
that He will set you high in praise and name and honor above all the nations He has made, and that you will be a holy people to the LORD your God, as He has promised.

2 Samuel 7:23
And who is like Your people Israel--the one nation on earth whom God went out to redeem as a people for Himself and to make a name for Himself? You performed great and awesome wonders by driving out nations and their gods from before Your people, whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt.

Psalm 34:17
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears; He delivers them from all their troubles.

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted; He saves the contrite in spirit.

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.


Treasury of Scripture

For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call on him for?

what nation

Numbers 23:9,21
For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations…

2 Samuel 7:23
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?

Isaiah 43:4
Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

who hath

Deuteronomy 5:26
For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?

Psalm 46:1
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 73:28
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.









Verses 7, 8. - Translate, For what great nation is there that hath gods that draft near to it, as Jehovah our God whenever we call upon him? And what great nation is there that hath righteous statutes and ordinances like this whole Law which I am giving before you this day? (comp. Deuteronomy 33:29; Psalm 34:17-20; Psalm 145:18; 1 Samuel 14:36; 1 Kings 18:26-29, 37; James 4:8). "True right has its roots in God; and with the obscuration of the knowledge of God, law and right, with their divinely established foundations, are also shaken and obscured (cf. Romans 1:26-32)" (Keil).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

what
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

nation
ג֣וֹי (ḡō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

[is so] great
גָּד֔וֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

as to have
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

a god
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

[as] near
קְרֹבִ֣ים (qə·rō·ḇîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7138: Near

to them
אֵלָ֑יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

as the LORD
כַּיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-k | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

our God
אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

is to us whenever
בְּכָּל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

we call
קָרְאֵ֖נוּ‪‬‪‬ (qā·rə·’ê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

on Him?
אֵלָֽיו׃ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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