Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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

You must not turn away, for then you would go after futile things which cannot profit or rescue, because they are 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.

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 And Samuel said to the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness; yet turn not aside from following Jehovah, and serve Jehovah with all your heart; 21 and turn ye not aside; for it would be after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain. 22 For Jehovah will not cast away his people for his great name's sake; because it has pleased Jehovah to make you his people.



Cross References

Habakkuk 2:18

What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it? the molten image, and the teacher of falsehood, that the maker of his work dependeth thereon, to make dumb idols?

Jeremiah 10:15

They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Jeremiah 16:19

Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of distress, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited falsehood and vanity; and in these things there is no profit.

1 Corinthians 8:4

concerning then the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God save one.

Deuteronomy 11:16

Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside and serve other gods, and bow down to them,

Deuteronomy 32:21

They have moved me to jealousy with that which is no God; They have exasperated me with their vanities; And I will move them to jealousy with that which is not a people; With a foolish nation will I provoke them to anger.

Psalm 115:4-8

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands:

Isaiah 41:23-24

declare the things that are to happen hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods; yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be astonished, and behold it together.

Isaiah 41:29

Behold, they are all vanity, their works are nought, their molten images are wind and emptiness.

Isaiah 44:9-10

They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Isaiah 45:20

Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations. They have no knowledge that carry the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

Isaiah 46:7

They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place; there he standeth, he doth not remove from his place: yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not; he saveth him not out of his trouble.

Jeremiah 2:5

Thus saith Jehovah: What injustice have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and become vain?

Jeremiah 2:13

For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, to hew them out cisterns, broken cisterns that hold no water.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? Art not thou HE, Jehovah, our God? And we wait upon thee; for thou hast made all these things.

Jonah 2:8

They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

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