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1)

Which nation is devoid of counsel?

1.

Rashi (according to R. Nechemyah in the Sifri) and Targum Yonasan: The enemy nation to which the Torah referred in the previous Pasuk.

2.

Rashi (in Pasuk 42, according to R. Yehudah in the Sifri): It refers to Yisrael. 1


1

Refer to 32:29:1:2.

2)

In what way are they devoid of counsel?

1.

Rashi #1 (according to R. Nechemyah): Because if they had been wise, they would have attributed their astounding victory over Yisrael 1 to the Rock of Yisrael.

2.

Rashi #2 (according to R. Yehudah): They (Yisrael) did not keep the Torah - which is their wise counsel, and did not reflect how one of the nations could pursue a thousand ... !' 2


1

Which it would have been impossible to achieve under normal circumstances, as the Torah goes on to explain.

2

According to this explanation, 'they' refers to Yisrael following their defeat.

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