Deuteronomy 7:7

“The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord did not set his loue vpon you, nor choose you, because yee were moe in number then any people: (for ye were the fewest of all people,)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all peoples:
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord did not give you his love or take you for himself because you were more in number than any other people; for you were the smallest of the nations:
- Basic English Bible

Not because ye were more in number than all the peoples, hath Jehovah been attached to you and chosen you, for ye are the fewest of all the peoples;
- Darby Bible

The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh didn't set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples:
- World English Bible

`Not because of your being more numerous than any of the peoples hath Jehovah delighted in you, and fixeth on you, for ye [are] the least of all the peoples,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people--for ye were the fewest of all peoples--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 7:7


7:7 The fewest - To wit, at that time when God first declared his choice of you for his peculiar people, which was done to Abraham. For Abraham had but one son concerned in this choice and covenant, namely, Isaac, and that was in his hundredth year; and Isaac was sixty years old ere he had a child, and then had only two children; and though Jacob had twelve sons, it was a long time before they made any considerable increase. Nor do we read of any great multiplication of them 'till after Joseph's death.


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