What other nation is so great(A) as to have their gods near(B) them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him? And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws(C) as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

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Blessings for Obedience

28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow(A) all his commands(B) I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.(C)

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13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow(A) them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.(B)

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44 They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them.(A) They will be the head, but you will be the tail.(B)

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And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted(A) for the sake of his people Israel.

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14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[a](A)
    the praise(B) of all his faithful servants,(C)
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 148:14 Horn here symbolizes strength.
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11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:(A)
    He gathers the lambs in his arms(B)
and carries them close to his heart;(C)
    he gently leads(D) those that have young.(E)

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