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Deuteronomy 7:22

    Deuteronomy 7:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD your God will put out those nations before you by little and little: you may not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase on you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah thy God will cast out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord your God will send out the nations before you little by little; they are not to be rooted out quickly, for fear that the beasts of the field may be increased overmuch against you.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah thy God will cast out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh your God will cast out those nations before you by little and little: you may not consume them at once, lest the animals of the field increase on you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD thy God will cast out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 7:22

    Put out those nations - by little and little - The Israelites were not as yet sufficiently numerous to fill the whole land occupied by the seven nations mentioned Deuteronomy 7:1. And as wild and ferocious animals might be expected to multiply where either there are no inhabitants, or the place is but thinly peopled, therefore God tells them that, though at present, by force of arms, they might be able to expel them, it would be impolitic so to do, lest the beasts of the field should multiply upon them.