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Deuteronomy 4:37


Moreover, because he loved 1  your ancestors, he chose their 2  descendants who followed them and personally brought you out of Egypt with his great power


Ex 13:3,9,14; De 4:34; De 7:7-9; De 9:5; De 10:15; 2Ch 16:9; Ps 32:8; Ps 34:15; Ps 105:6-10; Ps 114:1-6; Ps 136:10-15; Isa 41:8,9; Isa 51:9-11; Isa 63:11,12; Jer 31:1; Mal 1:2; Lu 1:72,73; Ro 9:5

NET © Notes

tn The concept of love here is not primarily that of emotional affection but of commitment or devotion. This verse suggests that God chose Israel to be his special people because he loved the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob) and had promised to bless their descendants. See as well Deut 7:7-9.

tc The LXX, Smr, Syriac, Targum, and Vulgate read a third person masculine plural suffix for the MT’s 3rd person masculine singular, “his descendants.” Cf. Deut 10:15. Quite likely the MT should be emended in this instance.

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