Deuteronomy 2:21

Overview - Deuteronomy 2
The story is continued, that they were not to meddle with the Edomites;
nor with the Moabites;
16 nor with the Ammonites;
24 but Sihon the Amorite was subdued by them.
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Deuteronomy 2:21  (King James Version)
A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
 


great
Deuteronomy 2:10 Deuteronomy 2:11 ; 1:28 3:11

but the Lord
These fragments of ancient history seem to be introduced to encourage the Israelites. If the Lord destroyed these gigantic people before the posterity of Lot and of Esau, what cause had the posterity of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, his chosen servants and friends, to fear the Anakims, or the Canaanites? especially as Israel acted by commission from God, and had his promise as their security of success, and the pledge of it in his presence, and the wonders which he had already wrought for them; and as they were the only nation of worshippers of the Lord, in the ordinances of his institution, which could be found on earth. This is so often repeated to possess the minds of the Israelites with a sense of God's providence, which rules every where; displacing one people, and placing another in their stead; and fixing their bounds also, which they cannot pass without his leave.
22 ; Judges 11:24 ; Jeremiah 27:7 Jeremiah 27:8 ; Habakkuk 1:10 Habakkuk 1:11
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