Deuteronomy 9:4
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New International Version
After the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, "The LORD has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness." No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is going to drive them out before you.

King James Bible
Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not say in thy heart, when Jehovah thy God thrusteth them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness Jehovah hath brought me in to possess this land; but for the wickedness of these nations doth Jehovah dispossess them from before thee.

World English Bible
Don't say in your heart, after Yahweh your God has thrust them out from before you, saying, "For my righteousness Yahweh has brought me in to possess this land;" because Yahweh drives them out before you because of the wickedness of these nations.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not speak in thy heart (in Jehovah thy God's driving them away from before thee), saying, For my righteousness hath Jehovah brought me in to possess this land, seeing for the wickedness of these nations is Jehovah dispossessing them from thy presence;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou art to pass over Jordan this day - היום haiyom, this time; they had come thirty-eight years before this nearly to the verge of the promised land, but were not permitted at that day or time to pass over, because of their rebellions; but this time they shall certainly pass over. This was spoken about the eleventh month of the fortieth year of their journeying, and it was on the first month of the following year they passed over; and during this interim Moses died.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Speak not

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land...

Deuteronomy 7:7,8 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people...

Deuteronomy 8:17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.

Ezekiel 36:22,32 Therefore say to the house of Israel, thus said the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel...

Romans 11:6,20 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace...

1 Corinthians 4:4,7 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord...

Ephesians 2:4,5 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

Titus 3:3-5 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

for the wickedness

Deuteronomy 12:31 You shall not do so to the LORD your God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hates, have they done to their gods...

Deuteronomy 18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination to the LORD...

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

Leviticus 18:24,25 Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you...

Library
The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
THE ISRAELITES IN THE LAND OF CANAAN: THE JUDGES--THE PHILISTINES AND THE HEBREW KINGDOM--SAUL, DAVID, SOLOMON, THE DEFECTION OF THE TEN TRIBES--THE XXIst EGYPTIAN DYNASTY--SHESHONQ OR SHISHAK DAMASCUS. The Hebrews in the desert: their families, clans, and tribes--The Amorites and the Hebrews on the left bank of the Jordan--The conquest of Canaan and the native reaction against the Hebrews--The judges, Ehud, Deborah, Jerubbaal or Gideon and the Manassite supremacy; Abimelech, Jephihdh. The Philistines,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6

Mount Zion.
"For ye are not come unto a mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that no word more should be spoken unto them: for they could not endure that which was enjoined, If even a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned; and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake: but ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Cross References
Leviticus 18:3
You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.

Leviticus 18:24
"'Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled.

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

Deuteronomy 9:7
Remember this and never forget how you aroused the anger of the LORD your God in the wilderness. From the day you left Egypt until you arrived here, you have been rebellious against the LORD.

Deuteronomy 9:24
You have been rebellious against the LORD ever since I have known you.

Deuteronomy 12:31
You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.

Deuteronomy 18:9
When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.

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