Deuteronomy Chapter 7
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1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.
25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
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Matthew Henry's Deuteronomy Chapter 7 Bible commentary...
Intercourse with the Canaanites forbidden. (1-11) Promises if they were obedient. (12-26)1-11 Here is a strict caution against all friendship and fellowship with idols and idolaters. Those who are in communion with God, must have no communication with the unfruitful works of darkness. Limiting the orders to destroy, to the nations here mentioned, plainly shows that after ages were not to draw this into a precedent. A proper understanding of the evil of sin, and of the mystery of a crucified Saviour, will enable us to perceive the justice of God in all his punishments, temporal and eternal. We must deal decidedly with our lusts that war against our souls; let us not show them any mercy, but mortify, and crucify, and utterly destroy them. Thousands in the world that now is, have been undone by ungodly marriages; for there is more likelihood that the good will be perverted, than that the bad will be converted. Those who, in choosing yoke-fellows, keep not within the bounds of a profession of religion, cannot promise themselves helps meet for them.
12-26 We are in danger of having fellowship with the works of darkness if we take pleasure in fellowship with those who do such works. Whatever brings us into a snare, brings us under a curse. Let us be constant to our duty, and we cannot question the constancy of God's mercy. Diseases are God's servants; they go where he sends them, and do what he bids them. It is therefore good for the health of our bodies, thoroughly to mortify the sin of our souls; which is our rule of duty. Yet sin is never totally destroyed in this world; and it actually prevails in us much more than it would do, if we were watchful and diligent. In all this the Lord acts according to the counsel of his own will; but that counsel being hid from us, forms no excuse for our sloth and negligence, of which it is in no degree the cause. We must not think, that because the deliverance of the church, and the destruction of the enemies of the soul, are not done immediately, therefore they will never be done. God will do his own work in his own method and time; and we may be sure that they are always the best. Thus corruption is driven out of the hearts of believers by little and little. The work of sanctification is carried on gradually; but at length there will be a complete victory. Pride, security, and other sins that are common effects of prosperity, are enemies more dangerous than beasts of the field, and more apt to increase upon us.
Omogbehin toyin's Deuteronomy Chapter 7 comment about verse 14 on 4/19/2013, 7:25am...
very powerful word from the almighty God
Maddox's Deuteronomy Chapter 7 comment on 1/07/2013, 1:45pm...
God's word and promise's are for everyone, it doesn’t matter what color you love, they have no color.
Clint's Deuteronomy Chapter 7 comment on 11/19/2012, 1:01pm...
God told Israel to destroy those other nations because they were wholly given to idolatry. Israel is a chosen people but so are we, the gentiles are a group that can have God’s promises too! We should stop dwelling on race or color and start dwelling with God! And we’ll be better Christians.
John's Deuteronomy Chapter 7 comment on 8/24/2012, 2:22pm...
It seems to me that you put a lot of importance on a person's race/color, which is racism.
A soul has no color.
Dean's Deuteronomy Chapter 7 comment on 7/31/2012, 10:20pm...
I believe the purpose of the command was to remove all temptation from the Hebrews. We know in history that the Hebrews did not follow the command. So, can we ask the question - Could the problems in the Middle East today have been avoided had the Hebrews obeyed God and killed every living thing in Cannan back in the day?
Leevon gilmore's Deuteronomy Chapter 7 comment on 9/09/2011, 12:03pm...
the lord is showing favoritism toward one nation of people above all people it clearly displays that he loves one race more than the other.its understandable because the man we ignorantly call jesus sprung out of the land of judea and when he came to save the world he came to save the chosen people who were his people and the chosen people of god. now the question is who is the chosen people of god? and the answer is the Ysrael lights black negros and the other 11 tribes non of them were white.
Kaleysus's Deuteronomy Chapter 7 comment about verse 11 on 8/30/2011, 9:29am...
That is what I ma looking for!! The difference between commandment and statues
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