New International Version
What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?
King James Bible
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
Darby Bible Translation
For what great nation is there that hath God near to them as Jehovah our God is in everything we call upon him for?
World English Bible
For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as Yahweh our God is whenever we call on him?
Young's Literal Translation
For which is the great nation that hath God near unto it, as Jehovah our God, in all we have called unto him?
Deuteronomy 4:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Keep - and do them; for this is your wisdom - There was no mode of worship at this time on the face or the earth that was not wicked, obscene, puerile, foolish, or ridiculous, except that established by God himself among the Israelites. And every part of this, taken in its connection and reference, may be truly called a wise and reasonable service.
The nations - and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people - Almost all the nations in the earth showed that they had formed this opinion of the Jews, by borrowing from them the principal part of their civil code. Take away what Asia and Europe, whether ancient or modern, have borrowed from the Mosaic laws, and you leave little behind that can be called excellent.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFebruary the Sixteenth Crowding Out God
"Lest thou forget." --DEUTERONOMY iv. 5-13. That is surely the worst affront we can put upon anybody. We may oppose a man and hinder him in his work, or we may directly injure him, or we may ignore him, and treat him as nothing. Or we may forget him! Opposition, injury, contempt, neglect, forgetfulness! Surely this is a descending scale, and the last is the worst. And yet we can forget the Lord God. We can forget all His benefits. We can easily put Him out of mind. We can live as though He were …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
Of the Cities of Refuge.
"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
The Second Commandment
God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of?
He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised.
2 Samuel 7:23
And who is like your people Israel--the one nation on earth that God went out to redeem as a people for himself, and to make a name for himself, and to perform great and awesome wonders by driving out nations and their gods from before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt?
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
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