Deuteronomy 8:17
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New International Version
You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."

New Living Translation
He did all this so you would never say to yourself, 'I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.'

English Standard Version
Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’

New American Standard Bible
"Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.'

King James Bible
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You may say to yourself, 'My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,'

International Standard Version
You may say to yourselves, 'I have become wealthy by my own strength and by my own ability.'

NET Bible
Be careful not to say, "My own ability and skill have gotten me this wealth."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You may say to yourselves, "I became wealthy because of my own ability and strength."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and thou say in thy heart: 'My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.'

New American Standard 1977
“Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and thou say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.

King James 2000 Bible
And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.

American King James Version
And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.

American Standard Version
and lest thou say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest thou shouldst say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand have achieved all these things for me.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou say in thy heart, my power And the might of my hand has procured me This wealth.

English Revised Version
and thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.

World English Bible
and [lest] you say in your heart, "My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth."

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast said in thy heart, My power, and the might of my hand, hath made for me this wealth:
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:10-20 Moses directs to the duty of a prosperous condition. Let them always remember their Benefactor. In everything we must give thanks. Moses arms them against the temptations of a prosperous condition. When men possess large estates, or are engaged in profitable business, they find the temptation to pride, forgetfulness of God, and carnal-mindedness, very strong; and they are anxious and troubled about many things. In this the believing poor have the advantage; they more easily perceive their supplies coming from the Lord in answer to the prayer of faith; and, strange as it may seem, they find less difficulty in simply trusting him for daily bread. They taste a sweetness therein, which is generally unknown to the rich, while they are also freed from many of their temptations. Forget not God's former dealings with thee. Here is the great secret of Divine Providence. Infinite wisdom and goodness are the source of all the changes and trials believers experience. Israel had many bitter trials, but it was to do them good. Pride is natural to the human heart. Would one suppose that such a people, after their slavery at the brick-kilns, should need the thorns of the wilderness to humble them? But such is man! And they were proved that they might be humbled. None of us live a single week without giving proofs of our weakness, folly, and depravity. To broken-hearted souls alone the Saviour is precious indeed. Nothing can render the most suitable outward and inward trials effectual, but the power of the Spirit of God. See here how God's giving and our getting are reconciled, and apply it to spiritual wealth. All God's gifts are in pursuance of his promises. Moses repeats the warning he had often given of the fatal consequences of forsaking God. Those who follow others in sin, will follow them to destruction. If we do as sinners do, we must expect to fare as sinners fare.
Study Bible
Remember the Lord Your God
16"In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end. 17"Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.' 18"But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 9:4
"Do not say in your heart when the LORD your God has driven them out before you, 'Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land,' but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is dispossessing them before you.

Judges 7:2
The LORD said to Gideon, "The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian into their hands, for Israel would become boastful, saying, 'My own power has delivered me.'

1 Samuel 2:7
"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.

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.

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.
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