Deuteronomy 25:17

17 Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;
ESV
17 "Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you came out of Egypt,
NLT
17 “Never forget what the Amalekites did to you as you came from Egypt.
MSG
17 Don't forget what Amalek did to you on the road after you left Egypt,
CSB
17 "Remember what the Amalekites did to you on the journey after you left Egypt.

Deuteronomy 25:17 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 25:17

Remember what Amalek did unto thee
The Amalekites, how they came out against them, and fought with them at Rephidim, ( Exodus 17:8 ) ;

by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;
which was an aggravation of their cruel and inhuman action, that they not only came out against them unprovoked, were the aggressors, and fell upon them as they were travelling on the road, but when they were just come out of Egypt, where they had been in hard bondage, and their spirits broken, and they not used to war; and so took them at all these disadvantages, a people that had not in the least injured them.

Deuteronomy 25:17 In-Context

15 You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
16 For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly.
17 Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt.
18 When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and attacked all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God.
19 When the LORD your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land he is giving you to possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget!

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 36:12; Exodus 17:8