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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 7:1-26

The promised land (7:1-8:20)Israel’s responsibility was to destroy the people of Canaan along with everything connected with their religion, so that nothing would remain in the land that might corrupt God’s people (7:1-5). Israel’s favoured place as God’s chosen people was not an excuse for them to do as they liked, but a reason for them to avoid corruption and be holy. If they were disobedient, they would surely be punished (6-11). But if they were obedient, they would enjoy the blessings of... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Deuteronomy 7:9

GOD = ' El , the great and mighty God. See App-4 . mercy = lovingkindness, or grace. commandments. Hebrew text written singular, but read plural. read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Deuteronomy 7:6-11

Ver. 6-11. The reasons are here given for such cautious avoiding whatever might offend God. For, 1. They were a chosen generation to show forth his praises, and therefore bound to answer the gracious designs of God. There was in them no cause moving God to such peculiar regard, but his own sovereign choice and love; for they were the fewest in number, and had proved themselves sufficiently perverse and ungrateful in their conduct. He adds the promise made to their fathers, for whose sake they... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Deuteronomy 7:9

Ver. 9. Know, therefore, that the Lord thy God— Moses here reminds them, that as God's choosing them for his peculiar people was a matter of mere favour, to which they had no more right than any other nation of the world, so they should consider the fidelity of God, and beware of abusing their privileges; assuring them, that as the divine goodness and veracity would abundantly appear to them and their posterity if they religiously observed the conditions of the covenant, so would his justice,... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 7:1-11

Moses mentioned seven nations that resided in Canaan here (Deuteronomy 7:1), but as many as 10 appear in other passages (cf. Genesis 15:19-21; Exodus 34:11; Numbers 13:28-29; Judges 3:5). Perhaps Moses named seven here for rhetorical purposes, seven being a number that indicates completion or fullness. One reason for the total extermination of these idolaters was the evil effect their corrupt worship would have on the Israelites and their relationship with Yahweh (Deuteronomy 7:4). [Note: See... 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

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 7:9-11

(9-11) These verses are a direct comment upon the second commandment. The “thousands of them that love Him” are here expanded into a “thousand generations.” The “hatred,” too, is the same thing denoted there: “Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments.” 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

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