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
CommentaryClarke'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.
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"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 …
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The Second Commandment
Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.
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.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.
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