Deuteronomy 8:17

“And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 8:17

And thou say in thine heart, My power, and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and `lest' thou say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say not then, in your hearts, My power and the strength of my hands have got me this wealth.
- Basic English Bible

-- And thou say in thy heart, my power And the might of my hand has procured me This wealth.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.
- Webster's Bible

and [lest] you say in your heart, "My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth."
- World English Bible

and thou hast said in thy heart, My power, and the might of my hand, hath made for me this wealth:
- Youngs Literal Bible

and thou say in thy heart: 'My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 8:17

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 8:17


8:16 That he might humble thee - By keeping thee in a constant dependence upon him for every day's food, and convincing thee what an impotent, helpless creature thou art, having nothing whereon to subsist, and being supported wholly by the alms of divine goodness from day to day. The mercies of God, if duly considered, are as powerful a mean to humble us as the greatest afflictions, because they increase our debts to God, and manifest our dependance upon him, and by making God great, they make us little in our own eyes. To do thee good - That is, that after he hath purged and prepared thee by afflictions, thou mayest receive and enjoy his blessings with less disadvantage, whilst by the remembrance of former afflictions. thou art made thankful for them, and more cautious not to abuse them.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 8:17

  • Babatunde Fadairo on Deuteronomy 8:17
    This verse is talking about those who think they got all there possession by their own power, but they forgot that both rich and poor time and chances happened to them all Eccl 9:11.
  • Mario L. apellido on Deuteronomy 8:17
    this verse is about robbing God 's glory by boasting about ourselves that we do it by our own might not recognizing that we are just but Creation and all things is of God, John 1 3. Amen.


 

Do you have a Bible comment or question?


2000 characters remain...




Bible Options

Sponsored Links