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Deuteronomy 4:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And what great nation is there, that hath statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes and judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes and judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And what great nation is there that hath righteous statutes and ordinances, as all this law which I set before you this day?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Or what great nation which hath righteous statutes and regulations, like all this law, which, I, am setting before you, today?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and which [is] the great nation which hath righteous statutes and judgments according to all this law which I am setting before you to-day?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For what other nation is there so renowned that hath ceremonies, and just judgments, and all the law, which I will set forth this day before our eyes?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And what nation [is there so] great, that hath Statutes and Iudgements [so] righteous, as all this Law which I set before you this day?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And what manner of nation [is so] great, which has righteous ordinances and judgments according to all this law, which I set before you this day?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes and judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And what x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
nation 1471
{1471} Prime
גּוֹי
gowy
{go'-ee}
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
[is there so] great, 1419
{1419} Prime
גָּדוֹל
gadowl
{gaw-dole'}
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
hath statutes 2706
{2706} Prime
חֹק
choq
{khoke}
From H2710; an enactment; hence an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
and judgments 4941
{4941} Prime
מִשְׁפָּט
mishpat
{mish-pawt'}
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
[so] righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
as all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
this x2063
(2063) Complement
זֹאת
zo'th
{zothe'}
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
law, 8451
{8451} Prime
תּוֹרָה
towrah
{to-raw'}
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
I x595
(0595) Complement
אָנֹכִי
'anokiy
{aw-no-kee'}
A primitive pronoun; I.
set 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
you this day? 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 4:7-9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 4:1-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 4:8

So righteous — Whereby he implies that the true greatness of a nation doth not consist in pomp or power, or largeness of empire, as commonly men think, but in the righteousness of its laws.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, ... To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?
Psalms 19:7-11 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. ... Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] great reward.
Psalms 119:86 All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
Psalms 119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: [but] thy commandment [is] exceeding broad.
Psalms 119:127-128 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. ... Therefore I esteem all [thy] precepts [concerning] all [things to be] right; [and] I hate every false way.
Psalms 147:19-20 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. ... He hath not dealt so with any nation: and [as for his] judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
Romans 7:12-14 Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. ... For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: ... That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
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Dt 10:12. Ps 19:7; 119:86, 96, 127; 147:19. Ro 7:12. 2Ti 3:16.

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