Deuteronomy 8:17

17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”

Read Deuteronomy 8:17 Using Other Translations

And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
Beware lest you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.'
He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’

What does Deuteronomy 8:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 8:17

And thou say in thine heart
These words are in connection with the former part of the ( Deuteronomy 8:14 ) :

and thou forget the Lord thy God;
the author and giver of all the good things enjoyed, and think within themselves, though they might not express it in words at length:

my power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth;
so ascribing that to themselves, their labour, and diligence, which ought to be ascribed to the bounty and blessing of God; see ( Hosea 12:8 ) .

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