The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 7:7–16

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YHWH 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--

It was not because ye are more numerous than all other nations that the Lord preferred you, and the Lord made choice of you: for ye are fewer in number than all other nations.

It is not because you surpass all the nations in number that the Lord has joined with you and has chosen you, for you are the least numerous of any people.

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but because YHWH loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore unto your fathers, hath the YHWH brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

But it is because the Lord has loved you, and has kept his oath, which he swore to your fathers. And he has led you away with a strong hand, and he has redeemed you from the house of servitude, from the hand of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt.

But it was because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oaths which he had sworn to your fathers, that the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and delivered you out of the house of bondage from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt,

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Know therefore that YHWH thy God, He is God; the faithful God, who keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations;

Thou shalt know therefore, that the Lord thy God, he is God, a faithful God, who keeps covenant and mercy for them that love him, and for those that keep his commandments to a thousand generations,

And you shall know that the Lord your God himself is a strong and faithful God, preserving his covenant and his mercy for those who love him and those who keep his precepts for a thousand generations,

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10  and repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them; He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will repay him to his face.

10  and promptly repaying those who hate him, so as to utterly ruin them, without further delay, quickly rendering to them what they deserve.

10  And repays those that hate him during their lifetime; he requites them that he may destroy them; he shall not be slack to those that hate him, but he repays them during their lifetime.

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11  Thou shalt therefore keep the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command thee this day, to do them.

11  Therefore, keep the precepts and ceremonies as well as the judgments, which I command to you this day, so that you may do them.

11  You shall therefore keep the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which I command you this day, and do them.

12  And it shall come to pass, because ye hearken to these ordinances, and keep, and do them, that YHWH thy God shall keep with thee the covenant and the mercy which He swore unto thy fathers,

12  If, after you have heard these judgments, you keep and do them, the Lord your God will also keep his covenant with you and the mercy that he swore to your fathers.

12  Wherefore if you hearken to these judgments, and keep them and do them, the LORD your God shall keep with you the covenant and the mercy which he swore to your fathers;

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13  and He will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee; He will also bless the fruit of thy body and the fruit of thy land, thy corn and thy wine and thine oil, the increase of thy kine and the young of thy flock, in the land which He swore unto thy fathers to give thee.

13  And he will love you and multiply you. And he will bless the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your land: your grain as well as your vintage, oil, and herds, and the flocks of your sheep, upon the land about which he swore to your fathers that he would give it to you.

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14  Thou shalt be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.

14  Blessed shall you be among all peoples. No one will be barren among you of either gender, as much among men as among your herds.

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15  And YHWH will take away from thee all sickness; and He will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee, but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

15  And the Lord thy God shall remove from thee all sickness; and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou hast seen, and all that thou hast known, will he lay upon thee; but he will lay them upon all that hate thee.

15  The Lord will take all sickness away from you. And the very grievous infirmities of Egypt, which you have known, he will not bring upon you, but upon your enemies.

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16  And thou shalt consume all the peoples that YHWH thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine eye shall not pity them; neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.

16  You shall devour all the peoples, which the Lord your God will deliver to you. Your eye shall not spare them, neither shall you serve their gods, lest they be your ruin.

16  And you shall consume all the peoples that the LORD your God shall deliver to you; your eye shall have no pity upon them; neither shall you serve their gods; for they are a snare to you.