Deuteronomy 8:17
New International Version
You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."

New Living Translation
He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’

English Standard Version
Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’

Berean Study Bible
You might say in your heart, “The power and strength of my hands have made this wealth for me.”

King James Bible
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

New King James Version
then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’

New American Standard Bible
Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’

NASB 1995
"Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.'

NASB 1977
“Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’

Amplified Bible
Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’

Christian Standard Bible
You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You may say to yourself, 'My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,'

American Standard Version
and lest thou say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have possessed for me these riches.’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lest thou shouldest say in thine heart, My strength, and the power of mine hand have wrought for me this great wealth.

Contemporary English Version
When you become successful, don't say, "I'm rich, and I've earned it all myself."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest thou shouldst say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand have achieved all these things for me.

English Revised Version
and thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

Good News Translation
So then, you must never think that you have made yourselves wealthy by your own power and strength.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You may say to yourselves, "I became wealthy because of my own ability and strength."

International Standard Version
You may say to yourselves, 'I have become wealthy by my own strength and by my own ability.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
and thou say in thy heart: 'My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.'

Literal Standard Version
and you have said in your heart, My power and the might of my hand have made this wealth for me.

NET Bible
Be careful not to say, "My own ability and skill have gotten me this wealth."

New Heart English Bible
and lest you say in your heart, "My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth."

World English Bible
and [lest] you say in your heart, "My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth."

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said in thy heart, My power, and the might of my hand, hath made for me this wealth:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Remember the LORD Your God
16He fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers had not known, in order to humble you and test you, so that in the end He might cause you to prosper. 17You might say in your heart, “The power and strength of my hands have made this wealth for me.” 18But remember that it is the LORD your God who gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant that He swore to your fathers even to this day.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 9:4
When the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say in your heart, "Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land." Rather, the LORD is driving out these nations before you because of their wickedness.

Judges 7:2
Then the LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many people for Me to deliver Midian into their hands, lest Israel glorify themselves over Me, saying, 'My own hand has saved me.'

1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD sends poverty and wealth; He humbles and He exalts.

Psalm 44:3
For it was not by their sword that they took the land; their arm did not bring them victory. It was by Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, because You favored them.

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I saw something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; neither is the bread to the wise, nor the wealth to the intelligent, nor the favor to the skillful. For time and chance happen to all.


Treasury of Scripture

And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.

thou say

Deuteronomy 7:17
If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?

My power

Deuteronomy 9:4
Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.

Isaiah 10:8-14
For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? …

Daniel 4:30
The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?









Verses 17, 18. - The blessing in store for them was God's free gift to them; and when they came to enjoy it they were not to allow themselves to say in their heart, i.e. to think or imagine, that the prosperous condition in which they were placed was the result of their own exertions; they were to ascribe all to God's gracious bounty, for from him had come the power by which prosperity had been gained, and this he had given, not on account of any merit in them, but that he might fulfill his covenant engagements to their fathers. Get wealth עָשָׂה חַיִל, to make strength, to gather substance (Genesis 12:5), to procure wealth (Ruth 4:11, margin; Ezekiel 28:4). As it is this day. "As was quite evident then, when the establishment of the covenant had already commenced, and Israel had come through the desert to the border of Canaan (see Deuteronomy 4:20)" (Keil).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
You may say
וְאָמַרְתָּ֖ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

in your heart,
בִּלְבָבֶ֑ךָ (bil·ḇā·ḇe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

“The power
כֹּחִי֙ (kō·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

and the strength
וְעֹ֣צֶם (wə·‘ō·ṣem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6108: Might, bones

of my hand
יָדִ֔י (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

has made
עָ֥שָׂה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

wealth for me.”
הַחַ֥יִל (ha·ḥa·yil)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength


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