Deuteronomy 4:7
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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?

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?

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?

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?

Webster's Bible Translation
For what nation is there so great, which hath God so nigh to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

Deuteronomy 4:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Israelites were to hearken to the laws and rights which Moses taught to do (that they were to do), that they might live and attain to the possession of the land which the Lord would give them. "Hearkening" involves laying to heart and observing. The words "statutes and judgments" (as in Leviticus 19:37) denote the whole of the law of the covenant in its two leading features. חקּים, statutes, includes the moral commandments and statutory covenant laws, for which חק and חקּה are mostly used in the earlier books; that is to say, all that the people were bound to observe; משׁפּטים, rights, all that was due to them, whether in relation to God or to their fellow-men (cf. Deuteronomy 26:17). Sometimes המּצוה, the commandment, is connected with it, either placed first in the singular, as a general comprehensive notion (Deuteronomy 5:28; Deuteronomy 6:1; Deuteronomy 7:11), or in the plural (Deuteronomy 8:11; Deuteronomy 11:1; Deuteronomy 30:16); or העדת, the testimonies, the commandments as a manifestation of the will of God (Deuteronomy 4:45, Deuteronomy 6:17, Deuteronomy 6:20). - Life itself depended upon the fulfilment or long life in the promised land (Exodus 20:12), as Moses repeatedly impressed upon them (cf. Deuteronomy 4:40; Deuteronomy 5:30; Deuteronomy 6:2; Deuteronomy 8:1; Deuteronomy 11:21; Deuteronomy 16:20; Deuteronomy 25:15; Deuteronomy 30:6, Deuteronomy 30:15., Deuteronomy 32:47). ירשׁתּם, for ירשׁתּם (as in Deuteronomy 4:22, Joshua 1:16; cf. Ges. 44, 2, Anm. 2).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what nation

Numbers 23:9,21 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: see, the people shall dwell alone...

2 Samuel 7:23 And what one nation in the earth is like your people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself...

Isaiah 43:4 Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honorable, and I have loved you: therefore will I give men for you...

who hath

Deuteronomy 5:26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the middle of the fire, as we have...

Psalm 46:1 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 your works.

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.

Psalm 148:14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near to him...

Isaiah 55:6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:

Ephesians 2:12-22 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

Cross References
Acts 17:27
that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,

Deuteronomy 4:32
"For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of.

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

2 Samuel 7:23
And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making himself a name and doing for them great and awesome things by driving out before your people, whom you redeemed for yourself from Egypt, a nation and its gods?

Psalm 34:17
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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