1 Chronicles 17:21
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New International Version
And who is like your people Israel--the one nation on earth whose God went out to redeem a people for himself, and to make a name for yourself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt?

New Living Translation
What other nation on earth is like your people Israel? What other nation, O God, have you redeemed from slavery to be your own people? You made a great name for yourself when you redeemed your people from Egypt. You performed awesome miracles and drove out the nations that stood in their way.

English Standard Version
And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making for yourself a name for great and awesome things, in driving out nations before your people whom you redeemed from Egypt?

New American Standard Bible
"And what one nation in the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make You a name by great and terrible things, in driving out nations from before Your people, whom You redeemed out of Egypt?

King James Bible
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And who is like Your people Israel? God, You came to one nation on earth to redeem a people for Yourself, to make a name for Yourself through great and awesome works by driving out nations before Your people You redeemed from Egypt.

International Standard Version
What other one nation on the earth is like your people Israel, God, which you have redeemed from slavery to become your own people, making a great name for yourself when you redeemed your people from Egypt. You did awesome miraculous deeds, driving out nations that stood in their way.

NET Bible
And who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation in the earth? Their God went to claim a nation for himself! You made a name for yourself by doing great and awesome deeds when you drove out nations before your people whom you had delivered from the Egyptian empire and its gods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who is like your people Israel? It is the one nation on earth that God came to free in order to make its people his own, to make your name known, and to do great and wonderful things for them. You forced the nations and their gods out of the way of your people, whom you freed from Egypt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to ransom to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out the Gentiles from before thy people, whom thou didst redeem out of Egypt?

King James 2000 Bible
And what one nation in the earth is like your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make you a name of greatness and awesomeness, by driving out nations from before your people, whom you have redeemed out of Egypt?

American King James Version
And what one nation in the earth is like your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make you a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before your people whom you have redeemed out of Egypt?

American Standard Version
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem unto himself for a people, to make thee a name by great and terrible things, in driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou redeemest out of Egypt?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what other nation is there upon earth like thy people Israel, whom God went to deliver, and make a people for himself, and by his greatness and terrors cast out nations before their face whom he had delivered out of Egypt?

Darby Bible Translation
And who is like thy people Israel, the one nation in the earth that God went to redeem to be a people to himself, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, which thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?

English Revised Version
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem unto himself for a people, to make thee a name by great and terrible things, in driving out nations from before thy people, which thou redeemedst out of Egypt?

Webster's Bible Translation
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?

World English Bible
What one nation in the earth is like your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to himself for a people, to make you a name by great and awesome things, in driving out nations from before your people, whom you redeem out of Egypt?

Young's Literal Translation
And who is as Thy people Israel, one nation in the earth whom God hath gone to ransom to Him for a people, to make for Thee a name great and fearful, to cast out from the presence of Thy people whom Thou hast ransomed out of Egypt -- nations?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:1-27 David's purposes; God's gracious promises. - This chapter is the same as 2Sa 7. See what is there said upon it. It is very observable that what in Samuel is said to be, for thy word's sake, is here said to be, "for thy servant's sake," ver. 19. Jesus Christ is both the Word of God, Re 19:13, and the Servant of God, Isa 42:1; and it is for his sake, upon account of his mediation, that the promises are made good to all believers; it is in him, that they are yea and amen. For His sake it is done, for his sake it is made known; to him we owe all this greatness, from him we are to expect all these great things. They are the unsearchable riches of Christ, which, if by faith we see in themselves, and see in the Lord Jesus, we cannot but magnify as the only true greatness, and speak honourably of them. For this blessedness may we look amidst the trials of life, and when we feel the hand of death upon us; and seek it for our children after us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - In the parallel verse (2 Samuel 7:23), our Authorized Version, following the Hebrew text (לְכֶם), reads, "To do for you great things and terrible." The transition is awkward, no way in harmony with the other short clauses of the passage, and it would be inexplicable except for the alternative open to us, of regarding it as a quotation from Deuteronomy 4:34, brought in regardless of the context into which it was introduced. The difficulty does not meet us in our present passage, being obviated by the other sentences of our compiler. Both places, however, manifestly quote from the Book of Deuteronomy, with the grand passages and grand verbiage of which we may well imagine David familiar. A similar familiarity is also betokened in the following verses, as regard other Pentateuchal passages.



1 Chronicles 17:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
David's Prayer
20"O LORD, there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 21"And what one nation in the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make You a name by great and terrible things, in driving out nations from before Your people, whom You redeemed out of Egypt? 22"For Your people Israel You made Your own people forever, and You, O LORD, became their God.…
Cross References
Exodus 6:6
"Therefore, say to the Israelites: 'I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.

1 Chronicles 17:20
"There is no one like you, LORD, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.

1 Chronicles 17:22
You made your people Israel your very own forever, and you, LORD, have become their God.

Jeremiah 32:21
You brought your people Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with great terror.
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And what one nation in the earth is like your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make you a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before your people whom you have redeemed out of Egypt?

what one

Deuteronomy 4:7,32-34 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as …

Deuteronomy 33:26-29 There is none like to the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heaven …

Psalm 147:20 He has not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they …

redeem

Exodus 3:7,8 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people …

Exodus 19:4-6 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on …

Deuteronomy 15:15 And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, …

Psalm 77:15 You have with your arm redeemed your people, the sons of Jacob and …

Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from the …

Psalm 111:9 He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant for …

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

make thee

Nehemiah 9:10 And showed signs and wonders on Pharaoh, and on all his servants, …

Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will …

Isaiah 63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing …

Ezekiel 20:9,10 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before …

greatness

Deuteronomy 4:34 Or has God assayed to go and take him a nation from the middle of …

Psalm 56:5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

Psalm 66:3-7 Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness …

Psalm 114:3-8 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back…

Isaiah 64:3 When you did terrible things which we looked not for, you came down, …

by driving

Deuteronomy 7:1,2 When the LORD your God shall bring you into the land where you go …

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because …

Joshua 21:43-45 And the LORD gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to …

Joshua 24:11,12 And you went over Jordan, and came to Jericho: and the men of Jericho …

Psalm 44:2,3 How you did drive out the heathen with your hand, and planted them; …

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