Deuteronomy 4:8
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New International Version
And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

King James Bible
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

Darby Bible Translation
And what great nation is there that hath righteous statutes and ordinances, as all this law which I set before you this day?

World English Bible
What great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

Young's Literal Translation
and which is the great nation which hath righteous statutes and judgments according to all this law which I am setting before you to-day?

Deuteronomy 4:8 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Keep - and do them; for this is your wisdom - There was no mode of worship at this time on the face or the earth that was not wicked, obscene, puerile, foolish, or ridiculous, except that established by God himself among the Israelites. And every part of this, taken in its connection and reference, may be truly called a wise and reasonable service.

The nations - and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people - Almost all the nations in the earth showed that they had formed this opinion of the Jews, by borrowing from them the principal part of their civil code. Take away what Asia and Europe, whether ancient or modern, have borrowed from the Mosaic laws, and you leave little behind that can be called excellent.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 10:12,13 And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons that were left...

Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple...

Psalm 119:86,96,127,128 All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me...

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel...

Romans 7:12-14 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good...

2 Timothy 3:16,17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction...

Library
February the Sixteenth Crowding Out God
"Lest thou forget." --DEUTERONOMY iv. 5-13. That is surely the worst affront we can put upon anybody. We may oppose a man and hinder him in his work, or we may directly injure him, or we may ignore him, and treat him as nothing. Or we may forget him! Opposition, injury, contempt, neglect, forgetfulness! Surely this is a descending scale, and the last is the worst. And yet we can forget the Lord God. We can forget all His benefits. We can easily put Him out of mind. We can live as though He were
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Of the Cities of Refuge.
Hebron, the most eminent among them, excites us to remember the rest. "The Rabbins deliver this; Moses separated three cities of refuge beyond Jordan, [Deut 4:41-43;] and, against them, Joshua separated three cities in the land of Canaan, [Josh 20:7,8]. And these were placed by one another, just as two ranks of vines are in a vineyard: Hebron in Judea against Bezer in the wilderness: Shechem in mount Ephraim against Ramoth in Gilead: Kedesh in mount Napthali against Golan in Basan. And these three
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
God's favor toward Israel had always been conditional on their obedience. At the foot of Sinai they had entered into covenant relationship with Him as His "peculiar treasure. . . above all people." Solemnly they had promised to follow in the path of obedience. "All that the Lord hath spoken we will do," they had said. Exodus 19:5, 8. And when, a few days afterward, God's law was spoken from Sinai, and additional instruction in the form of statutes and judgments was communicated through Moses, the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Second Commandment
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am o jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of then that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.' Exod 20: 4-6. I. Thou shalt not
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Romans 3:2
Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.

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

Psalm 89:14
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 119:144
Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.

Psalm 119:160
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.

Psalm 147:20
He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.

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