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E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Deuteronomy 7:22

before thee. Hebrew "before thy face". little by little: referring to all the nations of Canaan. (Exodus 23:29 , Exodus 23:30 ). Compare Deuteronomy 9:3 , "quickly", which refers to Israel and the "sons of Anak" (Deuteronomy 9:2 ). read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Deuteronomy 7:22

22. lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee—(See on :-). The omnipotence of their Almighty Ruler could have given them possession of the promised land at once. But, the unburied corpses of the enemy and the portions of the country that might have been left desolate for a while, would have drawn an influx of dangerous beasts. This evil would be prevented by a progressive conquest and by the use of ordinary means, which God would bless. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 7:1-26

3. Examples of the application of the principles chs. 7-11"These clearly are not laws or commandments as such but primarily series of parenetic homilies in which Moses exhorted the people to certain courses of action in light of the upcoming conquest and occupation of Canaan. Within these sections, however, are specific and explicit injunctions based upon the Decalogue and anticipatory of further elaboration in the large section of detailed stipulations that follows (Deuteronomy 12:1 to... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 7:12-26

Obedience would bring blessing. Moses enumerated the blessings for remaining completely devoted to God and refusing to practice idolatry (Deuteronomy 7:13-16). Grain, wine, and oil (Deuteronomy 7:13) represent the three principle food products of Canaan. [Note: S. R. Driver, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Deuteronomy, p. 103.] The Israelites could obtain encouragement in battle by remembering God’s past faithfulness (Deuteronomy 7:17-21). God told the Israelites He would drive out the... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 7:1-26

Practical Exhortations (continued)In this chapter the people are warned against temptations to idolatry and enjoined to avoid contact with their idolatrous neighbours: see on Exodus 23:32-33; Numbers 25:16-18.1. On the tribes inhabiting Canaan see on Numbers 13:21. 5. Images] RV ’pillars,’ or obelisks. Groves] RV ’Asherim’: see on Exodus 34:13. 6. Special people] RV ’peculiar people’: see on Exodus 19:5.13. On the promise of material prosperity as the reward of obedience, see on Exodus... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Deuteronomy 7:22

(22) The Lord thy God will put out.—The word for “putting out” is illustrated by its use in Deuteronomy 19:5, of the axe-head flying off from the handle in the midst of a blow, and of the olive “casting” his fruit in Deuteronomy 28:40. (Comp. also 2 Kings 16:6, and 1 Samuel 25:29, for a similar thought.)By little and little.—This confirms the view already expressed, that the expulsion of each particular nation was contingent upon the Divine decree, and that none were to be attacked by Israel... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Deuteronomy 7:1-26

Growing Great Ideas Deuteronomy 7:9 How to begin to teach the supreme ideas of time and space, and God and heaven, and eternity; that is the subject. We are familiar with these great words, so familiar indeed with them that we think nothing about them. We thus ruin ourselves by reading religious books and going to religious services. Nothing so ruinous as going to church, if we do not go in the right spirit and with adequate intelligence of the meaning of the act. I know nothing so really bad... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 7:1-26

THE BANDeuteronomy 7:1-26As in the previous chapter we have had the Mosaic and Deuteronomic statement of the internal and spiritual means of defending the Israelite character and faith from the temptations which the conquest in Canaan would bring with it, in this we have strenuous provision made against the same evil by external means. The mind first was to be fortified against the temptation to fall away: then the external pressure from the example of the peoples they were to conquer was to be... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Deuteronomy 7:1-26

3. The Possession of the Land and Their Separation CHAPTER 7 1. The command to destroy the Canaanites (Deuteronomy 7:1-4 ) 2. The command to destroy their idolatry (Deuteronomy 7:5-11 ) 3. The promise of blessing and help (Deuteronomy 7:12-26 ) Seven nations are mentioned as occupying the land, which God gave to Israel. These nations were steeped in the most awful licentiousness and practised the vilest abominations. There are different reasons to believe that Satan possessed them in a... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - Deuteronomy 7:22

7:22 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the {i} beasts of the field increase upon thee.(i) It is to your advantage that God does not accomplish his promise as soon as you would wish. read more

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