1 Chronicles 17:21
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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?

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?

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?

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?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? - I am not of any regal family, and have no natural right to the throne.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what one

Deuteronomy 4:7,32-34 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call on him for...

Deuteronomy 33:26-29 There is none like to the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heaven in your help, and in his excellency on the sky...

Psalm 147:20 He has not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise you the LORD.

redeem

Exodus 3:7,8 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt...

Exodus 19:4-6 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself...

Deuteronomy 15:15 And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you...

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

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

Psalm 111:9 He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

make thee

Nehemiah 9:10 And showed signs and wonders on Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land...

Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I cut you not off.

Isaiah 63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?

Ezekiel 20:9,10 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were...

greatness

Deuteronomy 4:34 Or has God assayed to go and take him a nation from the middle of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war...

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 of your power shall your enemies submit themselves to you...

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, the mountains flowed down at your presence.

by driving

Deuteronomy 7:1,2 When the LORD your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites...

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.

Joshua 21:43-45 And the LORD gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelled therein...

Joshua 24:11,12 And you went over Jordan, and came to Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites...

Psalm 44:2,3 How you did drive out the heathen with your hand, and planted them; how you did afflict the people, and cast them out...

Library
Amasiah
'Amasiah, the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the Lord.'--1 CHRON. xvii, 16. This is a scrap from the catalogue of Jehoshaphat's 'mighty men of valour'; and is Amasiah's sole record. We see him for a moment and hear his eulogium and then oblivion swallows him up. We do not know what it was that he did to earn it. But what a fate, to live to all generations by that one sentence! I. Cheerful self-surrender the secret of all religion. The words of our text contain a metaphor naturally
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Divine Jesus.
Jehovah-Jesus: John 1:1-18. the intimacy of John, John 13:23. 19:26. 20:2. 21:7, 20. "with Jesus," John 18:15.--John writes of Jesus--- when he wrote--getting the range--his literary style--the beginning--the Word--this was Jesus--the tragic tone. God's Spokesman: the Creator was Jehovah--- Jehovah is Jesus--the Spokesman--Old Testament revelations, Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, the elders of Israel, Isaiah, Ezekiel,--Whom these saw--various ways of speaking--John's Gospel
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus

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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