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

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.

Darby Translation

and turn ye not aside; for it would be 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 And Samuel said unto the people, Do not fear. Ye have done all this wickedness, 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 forsake his people for his great name's sake because it has pleased the LORD to make you his people.



Cross References

Habakkuk 2:18

Of what profit is the graven image that its maker has sculpted; the molten image, that teaches lies, so that in making dumb images the maker trusts in his work?

Jeremiah 10:15

They are vanity and the work of scorn: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the time of the affliction; Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things in which there is no profit.

1 Corinthians 8:4

As concerning, therefore, the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.

Deuteronomy 11:16

Keep yourselves, therefore, that your heart not be deceived and ye turn aside and serve other gods and worship them;

Deuteronomy 32:21

They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities; and I also will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with foolish Gentiles.

Psalm 115:4-8

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

Isaiah 41:23-24

Give us news of that which is to come hereafter that we may know that ye are gods; or at least do good or do evil that we may have something to tell, and together we shall marvel.

Isaiah 41:29

Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.

Isaiah 44:9-10

Those that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and that which is most precious to them is useful for nothing; and they are their own witnesses that they do not see, nor understand; therefore, they shall be ashamed.

Isaiah 45:20

Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, all ye that are escaped of the Gentiles. They have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image and pray unto the god that does not save.

Isaiah 46:7

They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him and set him in his place. There he is; he does not move from his place; they cry unto him, and neither does he answer, nor save from the tribulation.

Jeremiah 2:5

thus hath the LORD said, What iniquity have your fathers found in me that they are gone far from me and have walked after vanity and are 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 can hold no water.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they shall become altogether carnal and foolish. The stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Jeremiah 14:22

Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause it to rain? or can the heavens give rain? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee, for thou hast made all these things.

Jonah 2:8

Those that observe lying vanities forsake his mercy.

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