Deuteronomy 7


The LORD's Prized People

1And it will be in [3bringing 4you 1the  lord 2your God] into the land into which you enter there to inherit it, and he shall lift away [4nations 1great 2and 3numerous] from your presence -- the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and Canaanite, and Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite -- seven [4nations 1great 2and 3numerous], even stronger than you. 2And [3shall deliver 4them 1the  lord 2your God] into your hands, and you shall strike them. To extinction you shall remove them. You shall not ordain with them a covenant, nor in any way should you show mercy unto them; 3nor contract a marriage with them. [3your daughter 1You shall not 2give] to his son, and his daughter you shall not take to your son. 4[3will leave 1For 2your son] from me, and shall serve other gods, and [2shall be provoked to anger 3in rage 1the  lord] against you, and shall utterly destroy you quickly. 5But thus you shall do to them; [2their shrines 1you shall demolish], and [2their monuments 1you shall break], and [2their sacred groves 1you shall cut down]; and [2carvings 3of the 4gods 1their] you shall incinerate by fire. 6For [3people 2a holy 1you are] to the  lord your God. And [3preferred you 1the  lord 2your God] to be to him [2people 1a prized] from all the nations, as many as are upon the face of the earth. 7Not because you were more numerous than all the nations [2prefer 1did the  lord] you, and chose you; for you are ones very few of all the nations. 8But because the  lord loved you, and to observe the oath which he swore to your fathers, [2led 3you 1the  lord] by [2hand 1a fortified] and with [2arm 1a high]; and he ransomed you from out of a house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

The LORD Guards His Covenant

9And you shall know that the  lord your God -- this one is God, the trustworthy God, the one guarding the covenant and mercy to the ones loving him, and to the ones guarding his commandments into a thousand generations; 10and repaying to the ones detesting his face, to utterly destroy them. And he shall not be slow to the ones detesting; by person he shall render what is due to them. 11And you shall guard the commandments, and the ordinances, and these judgments, as many as I give charge to you today to do. 12And it will be when ever you should hear these ordinances, and should have guarded and should have done them, that [3will protect 1the  lord 2your God 6with you 4the 5covenant], and the mercy which he swore by an oath to your fathers. 13And he will love you, and shall bless you, and shall multiply you, and shall bless the descendants of your belly, and the fruit of your land -- your grain, and your wine, and your olive oil, the herds of your oxen, and the flocks of your sheep upon the land which the  lord swore by an oath to your fathers to give to you. 14Blessed you will be of all the nations. There will not be among you barren nor sterile, even among your cattle. 15And [2shall remove 1the  lord] from you every infirmity; and all [3diseases 4of Egypt 1the 2severe] which you knew, he will not place upon you. And he will place them upon all the ones detesting you. 16And you shall eat all the spoils of the nations which the  lord your God gives to you; you shall not spare your eye over them; and no way should you serve to their gods; for [3an impediment 1this 2shall be] to you. 17But if you should say in your mind that, [3is great 2nation 1This]; or, I, how shall I be able to utterly destroy them? 18You shall not fear them; remembering you shall remember as much as [3did 1the  lord 2your God] to Pharaoh and to all the Egyptians; 19the [2tests 1great] which you beheld with your eyes; the signs and [2miracles 1those great]; the [2hand 1fortified] and the [2arm 1high]. As [3led 4you 1the  lord 2your God], so [3will do 1the  lord 2your God] to all the nations which you fear from their face. 20And [4the 5swarms of wasps 3will send 1the  lord 2your God] unto them, until whenever shall be obliterated the ones being left behind, and the ones being hidden from you. 21You shall not be pierced from their face, for the  lord your God among you is a God great and fortified. 22And [3shall consume 1the  lord 2your God] these nations from your face according to little by little. You shall not be able to completely consume them quickly, that [3might not 4become 1the 2land] wilderness, and [4should multiply 5upon 6you 1the 3beasts 2wild]. 23And [3delivered 4them 1the  lord 2your God] into your hands, and you shall destroy them [2destruction 1in a great], until whenever you should utterly destroy them. 24And he shall deliver up their kings into your hands. And he shall destroy their name under the heaven. Not shall [2withstand 1anyone] against your face until whenever you should have utterly destroyed them. 25The carvings of their gods you shall incinerate in fire. You shall not desire silver nor gold from them, to take for yourself, lest you should be at fault because of it, for [2an abomination 3to the  lord 4your God 1it is]. 26And you shall not carry an abomination into your house, that it be anathema as this thing. Loathing you shall loathe, and as an abomination you shall abhor it, for it is anathema.
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