Deuteronomy 7:21

21 Do not be terrified by them, for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.

Deuteronomy 7:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.
ESV
21 You shall not be in dread of them, for the LORD your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.
NLT
21 “No, do not be afraid of those nations, for the LORD your God is among you, and he is a great and awesome God.
MSG
21 So don't be intimidated by them. God, your God, is among you - God majestic, God awesome.
CSB
21 Don't be terrified of them, for the Lord your God, a great and awesome God, is among you.

Deuteronomy 7:21 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 7:21

Thou shall not be affrighted at them
At their numbers, nor at their gigantic stature:

for the Lord thy God is among you:
in the tabernacle, in the holy of holies, which was in the midst of them, and besides would give proof of his powerful presence among them, in protecting them, and destroying their enemies;

a mighty God and terrible;
mighty to save his people, and terrible to others.

Deuteronomy 7:21 In-Context

19 You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the LORD your God brought you out. The LORD your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear.
20 Moreover, the LORD your God will send the hornet among them until even the survivors who hide from you have perished.
21 Do not be terrified by them, for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.
22 The LORD your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you.
23 But the LORD your God will deliver them over to you, throwing them into great confusion until they are destroyed.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 17:7; Joshua 3:10
  • 2. Deuteronomy 10:17; Nehemiah 1:5; Nehemiah 9:32; Psalms 47:2; Psalms 66:3; Psalms 68:35; Isaiah 9:6; Daniel 9:4