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Deuteronomy 7:6–7

6 “For you are aa holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be ba people for His 1own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the 2earth.

7 aThe Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,

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Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

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.

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 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,

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. 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:

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

For you are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God. Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.

“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!

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples;

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

You are holy people who belong to the Lord your God. He has chosen you from all the people on earth to be his very own.

The Lord did not care for you and choose you because there were many of you—you are the smallest nation of all.

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth. Jehovah 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 peoples:

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For a holy people art thou unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be unto him a people for a possession, above all the peoples that are upon the face of the earth. Not because ye were more in number than all the peoples, hath Jehovah been attached to you and chosen you, for ye are the fewest of all the peoples;

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

You are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God. He chose you to be his own special possession out of all the nations on earth.

The Lord set his heart on you and chose you, even though you didn’t outnumber all the other people. You were the smallest of all nations.

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be His own possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

“The Lord was devoted to you and chose you, not because you were more numerous than all peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

It was not because you were more numerous than any other people that the Lord set his heart on you and chose you—for you were the fewest of all peoples.

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For you are a holy people for Yahweh your God; Yahweh your God has chosen you to be for him a people, a treasured possession from among all the peoples that are on the face of the earth.

“Yahweh loved you and chose you not because of your great number exceeding all other peoples, for you are fewer than all of the peoples,

Deuteronomy 7:6–7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

You are a holy nation. The Lord your God has set you apart for himself. He has chosen you to be his special treasure. He chose you out of all of the nations on the face of the earth to be his people.

The Lord chose you because he loved you very much. He didn’t choose you because you had more people than other nations. In fact, you had the smallest number of all.