For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call on him for?
Treasury of Scripture
Numbers 23:9,21 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: see, the people shall dwell alone...
2 Samuel 7:23 And what one nation in the earth is like your people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself...
Isaiah 43:4 Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honorable, and I have loved you: therefore will I give men for you...
Deuteronomy 5:26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the middle of the fire, as we have...
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.
Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.
Psalm 148:14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near to him...
Isaiah 55:6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:
Ephesians 2:12-22 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...
James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.
ContextAn Exhortation to Obedience
1Now therefore listen, O Israel, to the statutes and to the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers gives you. 2You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. 3Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you. 4But you that did join to the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day. 5Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do so in the land where you go to possess it. 6Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 7For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call on him for? 8And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? 9Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them your sons, and your sons' sons; 10Specially the day that you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live on the earth, and that they may teach their children. 11And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the middle of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. 12And the LORD spoke to you out of the middle of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only you heard a voice. 13And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them on two tables of stone. 14And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For what great nation is there, that hath a god so nigh unto them, as Jehovah our God is whensoever we call upon him?
Neither is there any other nation so great, that hath gods so nigh them, as our God is present to all our petitions.
Darby Bible Translation
For what great nation is there that hath God near to them as Jehovah our God is in everything we call upon him for?
King James Bible
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
Young's Literal Translation
For which is the great nation that hath God near unto it, as Jehovah our God, in all we have called unto him?