Deuteronomy 7:17
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New International Version
You may say to yourselves, "These nations are stronger than we are. How can we drive them out?"

King James Bible
If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?

Darby Bible Translation
If thou shouldest say in thy heart, These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?

World English Bible
If you shall say in your heart, "These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?"

Young's Literal Translation
When thou sayest in thine heart, These nations are more numerous than I, how am I able to dispossess them? --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord - shall keep unto thee the covenant - So we find their continuance in the state of favor was to depend on their faithfulness to the grace of God. If they should rebel, though God had chosen them through his love, yet he would cast them off in his justice. The elect, we see, may become unfaithful, and so become reprobates. So it happened to 24,000 of them, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness because they had sinned; yet these were of the elect that came out of Egypt. Let him that standeth take heed lest he fall.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou shalt

Deuteronomy 8:17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.

Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand...

Deuteronomy 18:21 And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?

Isaiah 14:13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God...

Isaiah 47:8 Therefore hear now this, you that are given to pleasures, that dwell carelessly, that say in your heart, I am, and none else beside me...

Isaiah 49:21 Then shall you say in your heart, Who has begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive...

Jeremiah 13:22 And if you say in your heart, Why come these things on me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts discovered...

Luke 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

these nations

Numbers 13:32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched to the children of Israel, saying, The land...

Numbers 33:53 And you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.

Joshua 17:16-18 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us...

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God's Faithfulness
'Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him.'--DEUT. vii. 9. 'Faithful,' like most Hebrew words, has a picture in it. It means something that can be (1) leant on, or (2) builded on. This leads to a double signification--(1) trustworthy, and that because (2) rigidly observant of obligations. So the word applies to a steward, a friend, or a witness. Its most wonderful and sublime application is to God. It presents to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The First Covenant
"Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice, and keep My covenant, ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me."--EX. xix. 5. "He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even ten commandments."--DEUT. iv. 13.i "If ye keep these judgments, the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant,"--DEUT. vii. 12. "I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, which My covenant they brake."--JER. xxxi. 31, 32. WE have
Andrew Murray—The Two Covenants

Deuteronomy
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf.
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 33:53
Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.

Jeremiah 13:22
And if you ask yourself, "Why has this happened to me?"-- it is because of your many sins that your skirts have been torn off and your body mistreated.

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