Deuteronomy 7:21
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English Standard Version
You shall not be in dread of them, for the LORD your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not be affrighted at them; for Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee, a great God and a terrible.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not fear them, because the Lord thy God is in the midst of thee, a God mighty and terrible:

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is in the midst of thee, a great God and a terrible.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

Deuteronomy 7:21 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This mercy flowed from the love of God to Israel, and the love was manifested in blessing and multiplying the people. The blessing is then particularized, by a further expansion of Exodus 23:25-27, as a blessing upon the fruit of the body, the fruits of the field and soil, and the rearing of cattle. שׁגר, see Exodus 13:12. צאן עשׁתּרת only occurs again in Deuteronomy 28:4, Deuteronomy 28:18, Deuteronomy 28:51, and certainly signifies the young increase of the flocks. It is probably a Canaanitish word, derived from Ashtoreth (Astharte), the female deity of the Canaanites, which was regarded as the conceiving and birth-giving principle of nature, literally Veneres, i.e., amores gregis, hence soboles (Ges.); just as the Latin poets employ the name Ceres to signify the corn, Venus for love and sexual intercourse, and Lucina for birth. On Deuteronomy 7:14 and Deuteronomy 7:15, see Exodus 23:26. In Deuteronomy 7:15, the promise of the preservation of Israel from all diseases (Exodus 15:26, and Exodus 23:25) is strengthened by the addition of the clause, "all the evil diseases of Egypt," by which, according to Deuteronomy 28:27, we are probably to understand chiefly the malignant species of leprosy called elephantiasis, and possibly also the plague and other malignant forms of disease. In Egypt, diseases for the most part readily assume a very dangerous character. Pliny (h. n. xxvi. 1) calls Egypt the genitrix of contagious pestilence, and modern naturalists have confirmed this (see Hengstenberg, Egypt and the Books of Moses, p. 215; and Pruner, Krankheiten des Orients, pp. 460ff.). Diseases of this kind the Lord would rather bring upon the enemies of Israel. The Israelites, on the other hand, should be so strong and vigorous, that they would devour, i.e., exterminate, all the nations which their God would give into their hands (cf. Numbers 14:9). With this thought Moses reverts with emphasis to the command to root out the Canaanites without reserve, and not to serve their gods, because they would become a snare to them (see Exodus 10:7); and then in Deuteronomy 7:17-26 he carries out still further the promise in Exodus 23:27-30 of the successful subjugation of the Canaanites through the assistance of the Lord, and sweeps away all the objections that a weak faith might raise to the execution of the divine command.

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the Lord

Numbers 9:20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days on the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD they stayed in their tents...

Numbers 14:9,14,42 Only rebel not you against the LORD, neither fear you the people of the land; for they are bread for us...

Numbers 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, You take too much on you...

Numbers 23:21 He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him...

Joshua 3:10 And Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living God is among you...

2 Chronicles 32:8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles...

Psalm 46:5,7,11 God is in the middle of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early...

Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves...

Zechariah 2:10,11 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, see, I come, and I will dwell in the middle of you, said the LORD...

1 Corinthians 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God...

a mighty God

Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regards not persons...

Deuteronomy 25:8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;

1 Samuel 4:8 Woe to us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods?...

Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech you, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God...

Nehemiah 4:14 And I looked, and rose up, and said to the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not you afraid of them...

Nehemiah 9:32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keep covenant and mercy...

Zechariah 12:2-5 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the people round about...

Cross References
Exodus 29:45
I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God.

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

Joshua 3:10
And Joshua said, "Here is how you shall know that the living God is among you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

Nehemiah 1:5
And I said, "O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Nehemiah 9:32
"Now, therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love, let not all the hardship seem little to you that has come upon us, upon our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers, and all your people, since the time of the kings of Assyria until this day.

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth.

Psalm 68:35
Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel--he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!

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