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The Old Testament > Deuteronomy > Chapter 7
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 Lexical notes
 Verse 8
- Because the Lord loved you. Notice this phrase is parallel with "because he would keep the oath." According to The Anchor Bible (v. 5, p. 351), "the practical meaning of the command of love is loyalty and obedience . . . [and] corresponds to the way loyalty is depicted in the vassal treaties." (Cf. 6:5-6; 10:12; 30:16, 20; see also 5:10; 7:13; and 23:6.)
 Verse 10
- To their face. According to the Anchor Bible, this phrase may mean "personally" (see Notes on Deut 5:10 regarding communal vs. individual punishment).
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