Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.

King James Version

And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

Holman Bible

Don't turn away to follow worthless things that can't profit or deliver you; they are worthless.

International Standard Version

Don't turn aside after useless things that cannot profit or deliver because they're useless.

A Conservative Version

And turn ye not aside after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

American Standard Version

and turn ye not aside; for then would ye go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

Amplified

And turn not aside after vain and worthless things which cannot profit or deliver you, for they are empty and futile.

Bible in Basic English

And do not go from the right way turning to those false gods in which there is no profit and no salvation, for they are false.

Darby Translation

and turn ye not aside; for it would be after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

do not turn aside after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

Julia Smith Translation

And ye shall not turn aside: for after vanities which will not profit, and they will not deliver, for they are vanities.

King James 2000

And turn you not aside: for then should you go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And do not turn aside after the triviality, which have no value and cannot deliver, for they are triviality.

Modern King James verseion

And do not turn aside to go after vanities, which cannot profit nor deliver. For they are vain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Neither turn ye after vain things which can not deliver you, for they are but vanities.

NET Bible

You should not turn aside after empty things that can't profit and can't deliver, since they are empty.

New Heart English Bible

Do not turn aside to go after vain things which can't profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

The Emphasized Bible

and turn not aside after vanities, that can neither profit nor deliver, because, vanities, they are.

Webster

And turn ye not aside: for then would ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

World English Bible

Don't turn aside; for [then you would go] after vain things which can't profit nor deliver, for they are vain.

Youngs Literal Translation

and ye do not turn aside after the vain things which do not profit nor deliver, for they are vain,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And turn ye not aside
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

תּהוּ 
Tohuw 
Usage: 20

יעל 
Ya`al 
Usage: 23

נצל 
Natsal 
Usage: 213

Context Readings

Samuel's Charge To Israel

20 Samuel said to the people, "Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. 21 "You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile. 22 "For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.



Cross References

Habakkuk 2:18

"What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols.

Jeremiah 10:15

They are worthless, a work of mockery; In the time of their punishment they will perish.

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."

1 Corinthians 8:4

Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.

Deuteronomy 11:16

"Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them.

Deuteronomy 32:21

'They have made Me jealous with what is not God; They have provoked Me to anger with their idols So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation,

Psalm 115:4-8

Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man's hands.

Isaiah 41:23-24

Declare the things that are going to come afterward, That we may know that you are gods; Indeed, do good or evil, that we may anxiously look about us and fear together.

Isaiah 41:29

"Behold, all of them are false; Their works are worthless, Their molten images are wind and emptiness.

Isaiah 44:9-10

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

Isaiah 45:20

"Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save.

Isaiah 46:7

"They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it; They set it in its place and it stands there It does not move from its place Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer; It cannot deliver him from his distress.

Jeremiah 2:5

Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?

Jeremiah 2:13

"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion--their idol is wood!

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.

Jonah 2:8

"Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,

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