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Deuteronomy 25:17

    Deuteronomy 25:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you were come forth out of Egypt;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep in mind what Amalek did to you on your way from Egypt;

    Webster's Revision

    Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt;

    World English Bible

    Remember what Amalek did to you by the way as you came forth out of Egypt;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt;

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 25:17

    It was not after the spirit or mission of the Law to aim at overcoming inveterate opposition by love and by attempts at conversion (contrast Luke 9:55-56). The law taught God's hatred of sin and of rebellion against Him by enjoining the extinction of the obstinate sinner. The Amalekites were a kindred people Genesis 36:15-16; and living as they did in the peninsula of Sinai, they could not but have well known the mighty acts God had done for His people in Egypt and the Red Sea; yet they manifested from the first a persistent hostility to Israel (compare Exodus 17:8, and note; Numbers 14:45). They provoked therefore the sentence here pronounced, which was executed at last by Saul (1 Samuel 15:3 ff).

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 25:17

    25:17 Out of Egypt - Which circumstance greatly aggravates their sin, that they should do thus to a people, who had been long exercised with sore afflictions, to whom pity was due by the laws of nature and humanity, and for whose rescue God had in so glorious a manner appeared, which they could not be ignorant of. So this was barbarousness to Israel, and setting the great Jehovah at defiance.