(A)The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the Lord loved you and kept the (B)oath which He swore to your forefathers, (C)the Lord brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of [a]slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

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  1. Deuteronomy 7:8 Lit slaves

It is (A)not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm (B)the [a]oath which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

“Know, then, it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are (C)a [b]stubborn people.

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  1. Deuteronomy 9:5 Lit word
  2. Deuteronomy 9:6 Or stiff-necked

32 I am not doing this (A)for your sake,” declares the Lord God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel!”

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