Deuteronomy 4:37
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New International Version
Because he loved your ancestors and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out of Egypt by his Presence and his great strength,

New Living Translation
Because he loved your ancestors, he chose to bless their descendants, and he personally brought you out of Egypt with a great display of power.

English Standard Version
And because he loved your fathers and chose their offspring after them and brought you out of Egypt with his own presence, by his great power,

New American Standard Bible
"Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them. And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,

King James Bible
And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because He loved your fathers, He chose their descendants after them and brought you out of Egypt by His presence and great power,

International Standard Version
Moreover, he loved your ancestors, chose their descendants after them, and brought you out of Egypt, accompanied by his presence and great power,

NET Bible
Moreover, because he loved your ancestors, he chose their descendants who followed them and personally brought you out of Egypt with his great power

New Heart English Bible
Because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their descendants after them, and brought you out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because he loved your ancestors and chose their descendants, he was with you as he brought you out of Egypt by his great power.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And because He loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them, and brought thee out with His presence, with His great power, out of Egypt,

New American Standard 1977
“Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them. And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And because he loved thy fathers, therefore, he chose their seed after them and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt,

King James 2000 Bible
And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their descendants after them, and brought you out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;

American King James Version
And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;

American Standard Version
And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them. And he brought thee out of Egypt, going before thee with his great power,

Darby Bible Translation
And because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them, he brought thee out with his countenance, with his great power, out of Egypt,

English Revised Version
And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt;

Webster's Bible Translation
And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out of Egypt in his sight with his mighty power.

World English Bible
Because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt;

Young's Literal Translation
'And because that He hath loved thy fathers, He doth also fix on their seed after them, and doth bring thee out, in His presence, by His great power, from Egypt:
Study Bible
The Lord Alone is God
36"Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire. 37"Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them. And He personally brought you from Egypt by His great power, 38driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in and to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today.…
Cross References
Exodus 33:14
And He said, "My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest."

Deuteronomy 7:7
"The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,

Deuteronomy 7:8
but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10:15
"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.

Deuteronomy 23:5
"Nevertheless, the LORD your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves you.

Deuteronomy 33:3
"Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.

Deuteronomy 33:12
Of Benjamin he said, "May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day, And he dwells between His shoulders."

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.

Isaiah 63:9
In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.

Jeremiah 31:3
The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.
Treasury of Scripture

And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;

because

Deuteronomy 7:7-9 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you …

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, …

Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he …

Psalm 105:6-10 O you seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen…

Isaiah 41:8,9 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed …

Jeremiah 31:1 At the same time, said the LORD, will I be the God of all the families …

Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved …

Luke 1:72,73 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his …

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ …

and brought

Exodus 13:3,9,14 And Moses said to the people, Remember this day, in which you came …

in his sight

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth…

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: …

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.

with his

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

Psalm 114:1-6 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of …

Psalm 136:10-15 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever…

Isaiah 51:9-11 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the …

Isaiah 63:11,12 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying…

(37) Because he loved thy fathers.--The reasons for God's choice of Israel are frequently stated in this book; and they are always stated in such a way as to enforce the doctrine of God's sovereignty, and to show the Israelites that their own merit was in no way the ground of God's choice.

Verse 37. - And because he loved thy fathers (cf. Genesis 15:5-7; Exodus 13:15-17, etc.). Inasmuch as God had loved their fathers, the patriarchs, and had chosen them their descendants to be his people, and had delivered them out of Egypt, that he might establish them in the Promised Land, having driven out thence nations mightier than they, therefore were they to consider in their heart and acknowledge that Jehovah alone is God, and that in the wide universe there is no other. The apodosis in this sentence begins at ver. 39, and not, as in the Authorized Version, at "he chose," in ver. 37, nor at "brought thee," as some suggest. Because he loved thy fathers, and chose his [i.e. Abraham's] seed after him, and brought thee, etc., - for all this thou shalt keep his statutes, etc. In his sight; literally, in his face, i.e. in his presence, by himself present with them; with special reference to Exodus 33:14, where the same word is used as here. Onkelos has here "by his Word," and the rabbins explain it of "the angel of his presence, as it is said, Isaiah 63:9" (Bechai, fol. 194 b.). And because he loved thy fathers,.... Not their immediate fathers, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness, and entered not into the good land because of their unbelief, but their more remote fathers or ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who had some singular testimonies of the love of God to them, Abraham is called their friend of God, and Isaac was the son of promise in whom the seed was called; and Jacob is particularly said to be loved by God, when Esau was hated:

therefore he chose their seed after them; not to eternal life and salvation, but to the enjoyment of external blessings and privileges, to be called by his name, and to set up his name and worship among them, and to be a special people to him above all people on the earth, as to outward favours, both civil and ecclesiastical:

and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; which was done not only in the sight of the Egyptians openly, they not daring to hinder them, as the wonders wrought to oblige them to let them go out, done in the sight of the Israelites as before observed, but in the sight of God, he going before them in the pillar of cloud and fire, smiling upon them the Israelites, and looking with a frown upon the host of the Egyptians, and conducting the people by the angel of his presence. 4:24-40 Moses urged the greatness, glory, and goodness of God. Did we consider what a God he is with whom we have to do, we should surely make conscience of our duty to him, and not dare to sin against him. Shall we forsake a merciful God, who will never forsake us, if we are faithful unto him? Whither can we go? Let us be held to our duty by the bonds of love, and prevailed with by the mercies of God to cleave to him. Moses urged God's authority over them, and their obligations to him. In keeping God's commandments they would act wisely for themselves. The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. Those who enjoy the benefit of Divine light and laws, ought to support their character for wisdom and honour, that God may be glorified thereby. Those who call upon God, shall certainly find him within call, ready to give an answer of peace to every prayer of faith. All these statutes and judgments of the Divine law are just and righteous, above the statutes and judgments of any of the nations. What they saw at mount Sinai, gave an earnest of the day of judgment, in which the Lord Jesus shall be revealed in flaming fire. They must also remember what they heard at mount Sinai. God manifests himself in the works of the creation, without speech or language, yet their voice is heard, Ps 19:1,3; but to Israel he made himself known by speech and language, condescending to their weakness. The rise of this nation was quite different from the origin of all other nations. See the reasons of free grace; we are not beloved for our own sakes, but for Christ's sake. Moses urged the certain benefit and advantage of obedience. This argument he had begun with, ver. 1, That ye may live, and go in and possess the land; and this he concludes with, ver. 40, That it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee. He reminds them that their prosperity would depend upon their piety. Apostacy from God would undoubtedly be the ruin of their nation. He foresees their revolt from God to idols. Those, and those only, shall find God to their comfort, who seek him with all their heart. Afflictions engage and quicken us to seek God; and, by the grace of God working with them, many are thus brought back to their right mind. When these things are come upon thee, turn to the Lord thy God, for thou seest what comes of turning from him. Let all the arguments be laid together, and then say, if religion has not reason on its side. None cast off the government of their God, but those who first abandon the understanding of a man.
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