Deuteronomy 10:15
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New International Version
Yet the LORD set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations--as it is today.

New Living Translation
Yet the LORD chose your ancestors as the objects of his love. And he chose you, their descendants, above all other nations, as is evident today.

English Standard Version
Yet the LORD set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.

New American Standard Bible
"Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.

King James Bible
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet the LORD was devoted to your fathers and loved them. He chose their descendants after them--He chose you out of all the peoples, as it is today.

International Standard Version
yet the LORD committed himself to love your ancestors—and did so! He chose you—their descendants after them—from all the nations, as it is today.

NET Bible
However, only to your ancestors did he show his loving favor, and he chose you, their descendants, from all peoples--as is apparent today.

New Heart English Bible
Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD set his heart on your ancestors and loved them. Because of this, today he chooses you, their descendants, out of all the people of the world.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them, even you, above all peoples, as it is this day.

New American Standard 1977
“Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD delighted only in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you from among all the peoples, as it is this day.

King James 2000 Bible
Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their descendants after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

American King James Version
Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

American Standard Version
Only Jehovah had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And yet the Lord hath been closely joined to thy fathers, and loved them and chose their seed after them, that is to say, you, out of all nations, as this day it is proved.

Darby Bible Translation
Only, Jehovah took pleasure in thy fathers, to love them, and he chose their seed after them, [even] you, out of all the peoples, as it is this day.

English Revised Version
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

World English Bible
Only Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.

Young's Literal Translation
only in thy fathers hath Jehovah delighted -- to love them, and He doth fix on their seed after them -- on you, out of all the peoples as at this day;
Study Bible
A Call to Obedience
14"Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it. 15"Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day. 16"So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer.…
Cross References
Romans 11:28
Regarding the gospel, they are enemies on your account; but regarding election, they are loved on account of the patriarchs.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Numbers 14:8
"If the LORD is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us-- a land which flows with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 4:37
"Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them. And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,

Psalm 44:3
For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.

Psalm 135:4
For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.
Treasury of Scripture

Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

Deuteronomy 4:37 And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them…

Deuteronomy 7:7,8 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you …

Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, …

Romans 9:13-23 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated…

(15) Only.--"The whole world belongs to Jehovah, and for all that He chose thy fathers above all people."

Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to love them,.... Though the heavens and the earth, and all the inhabitants of them are the Lord's by creation, yet he had a special regard unto, and a peculiar complacency in, the fathers of the Israelites, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; from whence arose some particular expressions of love to them, signified by various acts of kindness done them, and promises made unto them:

and he chose their seed after them, even you above all the people, as it is this day; to be a special people to him, to enjoy civil and religious privileges greater than any other; and particularly to have his law given to them, his tabernacle and worship set up among them, which were at this time, and which gave them the preference to all other nations; see Deuteronomy 4:7. 10:12-22 We are here taught our duty to God in our principles and our practices. We must fear the Lord our God. We must love him, and delight in communion with him. We must walk in the ways in which he has appointed us to walk. We must serve him with all our heart and soul. What we do in his service we must do cheerfully, and with good will. We must keep his commandments. There is true honour and pleasure in obedience. We must give honour to God; and to him we must cleave, as one we love and delight in, trust in, and from whom we have great expectations. We are here taught our duty to our neighbour. God's common gifts to mankind oblige us to honour all men. And those who have themselves been in distress, and have found mercy with God, should be ready to show kindness to those who are in the like distress. We are here taught our duty to ourselves. Circumcise your hearts. Cast away all corrupt affections and inclinations, which hinder you from fearing and loving God. By nature we do not love God. This is original sin, the source whence our wickedness proceeds; and the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be; so then they that are in the flesh cannot please God, Ro 8:5-9. Let us, without delay or reserve, come and cleave to our reconciled God in Jesus Christ, that we may love, serve, and obey him acceptably, and be daily changed into his image, from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord. Consider the greatness and glory of God; and his goodness and grace; these persuade us to our duty. Blessed Spirit! Oh for thy purifying, persevering, and renewing influences, that being called out of the state of strangers, such as our fathers were, we may be found among the number of the children of God, and that our lot may be among the saints.
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