Deuteronomy 9:8
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English Standard Version
Even at Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was so angry with you that he was ready to destroy you.

King James Bible
Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

American Standard Version
Also in Horeb ye provoked Jehovah to wrath, and Jehovah was angry with you to destroy you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in Horeb also thou didst provoke him, and he was angry, and would have destroyed thee,

English Revised Version
Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Warning against a conceit of righteousness, with the occasion for the warning. As the Israelites were now about to cross over the Jordan ("this day," to indicate that the time was close at hand), to take possession of nations that were superior to them in size and strength (the tribes of Canaan mentioned in Deuteronomy 7:1), and great fortified cities reaching to the heavens (cf. Deuteronomy 1:28), namely, the great and tall nation of the Enakites (Deuteronomy 1:28), before which, as was well known, no one could stand (התיצּב, as in Deuteronomy 7:24); and as they also knew that Jehovah their God was going before them to destroy and humble these nations, they were not to say in their heart, when this was done, For my righteousness Jehovah hath brought me in to possess this land. In Deuteronomy 9:3, היּום וידעתּ is not to be taken in an imperative sense, but as expressive of the actual fact, and corresponding to Deuteronomy 9:1, "thou art to pass." Israel now knew for certain - namely, by the fact, which spoke so powerfully, of its having been successful against foes which it could never have conquered by itself, especially against Sihon and Og - that the Lord was going before it, as the leader and captain of His people (Schultz: see Deuteronomy 1:30). The threefold repetition of הוּא in Deuteronomy 9:3 is peculiarly emphatic. "A consuming fire:" as in Deuteronomy 4:24. ישׁמידם הוּא is more particularly defined by וגו יכניעם והוּא, which follows: not, however, as implying that השׁמיד does not signify complete destruction in this passage, but rather as explaining how the destruction would take place. Jehovah would destroy the Canaanites, by bring them down, humbling them before Israel, so that they would be able to drive them out and destroy them quickly "מהר, quickly, is no more opposed to Deuteronomy 7:22, 'thou mayest not destroy them quickly,' than God's not delaying to requite (Deuteronomy 7:10) is opposed to His long-suffering" (Schultz). So far as the almighty assistance of God was concerned, the Israelites would quickly overthrow the Canaanites; but for the sake of the well-being of Israel, the destruction would only take place by degrees. "As Jehovah hath said unto thee:" viz., Exodus 23:23, Exodus 23:27., and at the beginning of the conflict, Deuteronomy 2:24.

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Also in Horeb. Or rather, 'Even at Horeb,' for there is a peculiar emphasis here, even there where they had lately received the law, attended with the most astonishing appearance and circumstances.

Exodus 32:16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven on the tables.

Psalm 106:19-22 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image...

Cross References
Exodus 32:7
And the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.

Ezra 9:14
shall we break your commandments again and intermarry with the peoples who practice these abominations? Would you not be angry with us until you consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?

Psalm 106:19
They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a metal image.

Ezekiel 20:13
But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not walk in my statutes but rejected my rules, by which, if a person does them, he shall live; and my Sabbaths they greatly profaned. "Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them in the wilderness, to make a full end of them.

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