New International Version
You may say to yourselves, "These nations are stronger than we are. How can we drive them out?"
King James Bible
If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?
Darby Bible Translation
If thou shouldest say in thy heart, These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?
World English Bible
If you shall say in your heart, "These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?"
Young's Literal Translation
When thou sayest in thine heart, These nations are more numerous than I, how am I able to dispossess them? --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord - shall keep unto thee the covenant - So we find their continuance in the state of favor was to depend on their faithfulness to the grace of God. If they should rebel, though God had chosen them through his love, yet he would cast them off in his justice. The elect, we see, may become unfaithful, and so become reprobates. So it happened to 24,000 of them, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness because they had sinned; yet these were of the elect that came out of Egypt. Let him that standeth take heed lest he fall.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him.'--DEUT. vii. 9. 'Faithful,' like most Hebrew words, has a picture in it. It means something that can be (1) leant on, or (2) builded on. This leads to a double signification--(1) trustworthy, and that because (2) rigidly observant of obligations. So the word applies to a steward, a friend, or a witness. Its most wonderful and sublime application is to God. It presents to …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The First Covenant
Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.
And if you ask yourself, "Why has this happened to me?"-- it is because of your many sins that your skirts have been torn off and your body mistreated.
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