Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Not for thy justice and for the straightness of thy heart thou goest in to possess this land, but for the injustice of these nations Jehovah thy God dispossesses them from before thee, and order to lift up the word which he sware to thy fathers, to Abraham and to Isaak and to Jacob.

New American Standard Bible

It is 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 the oath which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

King James Version

Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Holman Bible

You are not going to take possession of their land because of your righteousness or your integrity. Instead, the Lord your God will drive out these nations before you because of their wickedness, in order to keep the promise He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

International Standard Version

On the contrary, it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is dispossessing them before you to confirm what the LORD promised by an oath to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

A Conservative Version

Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thy heart, do thou go in to possess their land, but for the wickedness of these nations LORD thy God drives them out from before thee, and that he may establish the word which LO

American Standard Version

Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thy heart, dost thou go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations Jehovah thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may establish the word which Jehovah sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

Not for your righteousness or because your hearts are upright are you going in to take their land; but because of the evil-doing of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and to give effect to his oath to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Darby Translation

Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thy heart, dost thou enter in to possess their land, but for the wickedness of these nations doth Jehovah thy God dispossess them from before thee, and that he may perform the word which Jehovah swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

King James 2000

Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may perform the word which the LORD swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It is] not because of your righteousness and because of the uprightness of your heart [that] you [are] coming to take possession of their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations Yahweh your God [is] driving them {before you}, and in order to confirm the {promise} that Yahweh swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Modern King James verseion

Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land. But for the wickedness of these nations Jehovah your God drives them out from before you, so that He may perform the Word which Jehovah swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is not for thy righteousness' sake and right heart that thou goest to possess their land: But partly for the wickedness of these nations, the LORD thy God doth cast them out before thee, and partly to perform that which the LORD thy God sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

NET Bible

It is not because of your righteousness, or even your inner uprightness, that you have come here to possess their land. Instead, because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out ahead of you in order to confirm the promise he made on oath to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

New Heart English Bible

Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may establish the word which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

The Emphasized Bible

Not for thine own righteousness, nor for the uprightness of thine own heart, art thou going in to possess their land, - but or the lawlessness of these nations, is, Yahweh thy God driving them out from before thee, and that he may establish the word which Yahweh sware unto thy fathers, unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob.

Webster

Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thy heart dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations, the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD swore to thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

World English Bible

Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may establish the word which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Youngs Literal Translation

not for thy righteousness, and for the uprightness of thy heart, art thou going in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations is Jehovah thy God dispossessing them from before thee; and in order to establish the word which Jehovah hath sworn to thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
or for the uprightness
ישׁר 
Yosher 
Usage: 14

לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

dost thou go

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to possess
ירשׁ ירשׁ 
Yarash 
Usage: 231

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

but for the wickedness
רשׁעה 
Rish`ah 
Usage: 15

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

ירשׁ ירשׁ 
Yarash 
Usage: 231

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

thee, and that he may perform
קוּם 
Quwm 
Usage: 629

the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

which the Lord

Usage: 0

שׁבע 
 
Usage: 186

H85
אברהם 
'Abraham 
Usage: 175

יצחק 
Yitschaq 
Usage: 108

References

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations

4 Thou shalt not say in thy heart in Jehovah thy God's thrusting them out from before thee, saying, For my justice Jehovah brought me forth to possess this land; and for the injustice of these nations Jehovah dispossessed them from before thee. 5 Not for thy justice and for the straightness of thy heart thou goest in to possess this land, but for the injustice of these nations Jehovah thy God dispossesses them from before thee, and order to lift up the word which he sware to thy fathers, to Abraham and to Isaak and to Jacob. 6 And know thou that not for thy justice did Jehovah thy God five to thee this good land to possess it; for thou a people of a hard neck.



Cross References

Titus 3:5

Not of works in justice which we did; but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and the renovation of the Holy Spirit;

Genesis 12:7

And Jehovah shall be seen to Abram, and will say, To thy seed will I give this land, and he will build there an altar to Jehovah, being seen to him.

Genesis 13:15

For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.

Genesis 15:7

And he will say to him, I am Jehovah who brought thee from Ur of the Chaldees to give thee this land to inherit it.

Genesis 17:8

And I gave to thee and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojournings with all the land of Canaan for an eternal possession; and I was God to them.

Genesis 26:4

And I will increase thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and I will give to thy seed all these lands: and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be praised.

Genesis 28:13

And behold, Jehovah was set upon it, and he will say, I Jehovah, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaak: the land which thou liest upon it, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.

Exodus 32:13

Remember Abraham, Isaak, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou didst swear to them by thyself, and thou wilt speak to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and all this land which I said, I will give to your seed and they inherited forever.

Ezekiel 20:14

And I shall do for sake of my name, that it was not polluted before the eyes of the nations which I brought them forth before their eyes

Micah 7:20

Thou wilt give truth to Jacob, mercy to Abraham, which thou didst swear to our fathers from the days of old.

Luke 1:54-55

He succored Israel his servant, remembering mercy;

Acts 3:25

Ye are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God set with our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in thy seed shall all families of earth be praised.

Acts 13:32-33

And we announce good news to you, the promise made to our fathers,

Romans 11:28

Truly concerning the good news, enemies for you: and concerning the selection, beloved for the fathers.

Romans 15:8

And I say Jesus Christ has become the servant of circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises of the fathers:

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