4:34 Or has God 1 ever before tried to deliver 2 a nation from the middle of another nation, accompanied by judgments, 3 signs, wonders, war, strength, power, 4 and other very terrifying things like the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?
5:15 Recall that you were slaves in the land of Egypt and that the Lord your God brought you out of there by strength and power. 5 That is why the Lord your God has commanded you to observe 6 the Sabbath day.
26:8 Therefore the Lord brought us out of Egypt with tremendous strength and power, 7 as well as with great awe-inspiring signs and wonders.
1 tn The translation assumes the reference is to Israel’s God in which case the point is this: God’s intervention in Israel’s experience is unique in the sense that he has never intervened in such power for any other people on earth. The focus is on the uniqueness of Israel’s experience. Some understand the divine name here in a generic sense, “a god,” or “any god.” In this case God’s incomparability is the focus (cf. v. 35, where this theme is expressed).
2 tn Heb “tried to go to take for himself.”
4 tn Heb “by strong hand and by outstretched arm.”
5 tn Heb “by a strong hand and an outstretched arm,” the hand and arm symbolizing divine activity and strength. Cf. NLT “with amazing power and mighty deeds.”
6 tn Or “keep” (so KJV, NRSV).
7 tn Heb “by a powerful hand and an extended arm.” These are anthropomorphisms designed to convey God’s tremendously great power in rescuing Israel from their Egyptian bondage. They are preserved literally in many English versions (cf. KJV, NAB, NIV, NRSV).