Deuteronomy 4:38
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English Standard Version
driving out before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is this day,

King James Bible
To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.

American Standard Version
to drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as at this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To destroy at thy coming very great nations, and stronger than thou art, and to bring thee in, and give thee their land for a possession, as thou seest at this present day.

English Revised Version
to drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as at this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
To drive out nations from before thee, greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But in order to accomplish something more than merely preserving the people from apostasy by the threat of punishment, namely, to secure a more faithful attachment and continued obedience to His commands by awakening the feeling of cordial love, Moses reminds them again of the glorious miracles of divine grace performed in connection with the election and deliverance of Israel, such as had never been heard of from the beginning of the world; and with this strong practical proof of the love of the true God, he brings his first address to a close. This closing thought in Deuteronomy 4:32 is connected by כּי (for) with the leading idea in Deuteronomy 4:31. "Jehovah thy God is a merciful God," to show that the sole ground for the election and redemption of Israel was the compassion of God towards the human race. "For ask now of the days that are past, from the day that God created man upon the earth, and from one end of the heaven unto the other, whether so great a thing has ever happened, or anything of the kind has been heard of:" i.e., the history of all times since the creation of man, and of all places under the whole heaven, can relate no such events as those which have happened to Israel, viz., at Sinai (Deuteronomy 4:33; cf. Deuteronomy 4:12). From this awfully glorious manifestation of God, Moses goes back in Deuteronomy 4:34 to the miracles with which God effected the deliverance of Israel out of Egypt. "Or has a god attempted (made the attempt) to come and take to himself people from people (i.e., to fetch the people of Israel out of the midst of the Egyptian nation), with temptations (the events in Egypt by which Pharaoh's relation to the Lord was put to the test; cf. Deuteronomy 6:22 and Deuteronomy 7:18-19), with signs and wonders (the Egyptian plagues, see Exodus 7:3), and with conflict (at the Red Sea: Exodus 14:14; Exodus 15:3), and with a strong hand and outstretched arm (see Exodus 6:6), and with great terrors?" In the three points mentioned last, all the acts of God in Egypt are comprehended, according to both cause and effect. They were revelations of the omnipotence of the Lord, and produced great terrors (cf. Exodus 12:30-36).

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Deuteronomy 7:1 When the LORD your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites...

Deuteronomy 9:1-5 Hear, O Israel: You are to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than yourself...

Deuteronomy 11:23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and you shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.

Exodus 23:27,28 I will send my fear before you, and will destroy all the people to whom you shall come...

Joshua 3:10 And Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living God is among you...

Psalm 44:2,3 How you did drive out the heathen with your hand, and planted them; how you did afflict the people, and cast them out...

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Deuteronomy 2:31-37 And the LORD said to me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before you: begin to possess, that you may inherit his land...

Deuteronomy 3:1-16 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people...

Deuteronomy 8:18 But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he that gives you power to get wealth...

Cross References
Numbers 32:4
the land that the LORD struck down before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock."

Numbers 34:14
For the tribe of the people of Reuben by fathers' houses and the tribe of the people of Gad by their fathers' houses have received their inheritance, and also the half-tribe of Manasseh.

Numbers 34:15
The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan east of Jericho, toward the sunrise."

Deuteronomy 9:1
"Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, cities great and fortified up to heaven,

Deuteronomy 11:23
then the LORD will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you.

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