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Deuteronomy 7:7

7 The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.

Read Deuteronomy 7:7 Using Other Translations

The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples,
“The LORD did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations!

What does Deuteronomy 7:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 7:7

The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you
He had done both, and the one as the effect and evidence of the other; he loved them, and therefore he chose them; but neither of them,

because ye were more in number than any people;
not for the quantity of them, nor even for the quality of them:

for ye were the fewest of all people;
fewer than the Egyptians, from whence they came, and than the Canaanites they were going to drive out and inherit their land, ( Deuteronomy 7:1 ) . Those whom God has loved with an everlasting love, and as a fruit of it has chosen them in Christ before the world began to grace and glory, holiness and happiness, are but a small number, a little flock; though many are called, few are chosen; nor are they better than others, being by nature children of wrath even as others, and as to their outward circumstances the poor of this world.

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