Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

King James Version

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Holman Bible

You must not add anything to what I command you or take anything away from it, so that you may keep the commands of the Lord your God I am giving you.

International Standard Version

Do not add or subtract a thing to what I'm commanding you. Observe the commands of the LORD your God.

A Conservative Version

Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of LORD your God which I command you.

American Standard Version

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.

Amplified

You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Bible in Basic English

Make no addition to the orders which I give you, and take nothing from them, but keep the orders of the Lord your God which I give you.

Darby Translation

Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye take from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish anything from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, and ye shall not take away from it., to watch the commands of Jehovah your God which I am commanding you.

King James 2000

You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You must not add to the word that I [am] commanding you, and you shall not take away from it [in order] to keep the commands of Yahweh your God that I [am] commanding you [to observe].

Modern King James verseion

You shall not add to the Word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, so that you may keep the commands of Jehovah your God which I command you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye shall put nothing unto the word which I command you, neither do ought therefrom, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

NET Bible

Do not add a thing to what I command you nor subtract from it, so that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I am delivering to you.

New Heart English Bible

You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye shall not add unto the word which, I, am commanding you, neither shall ye take away therefrom, - that ye may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, which, I, am commanding you.

Webster

Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

World English Bible

You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.

Youngs Literal Translation

Ye do not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor diminish from it, to keep the commands of Jehovah your God which I am commanding you.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye shall not add
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

unto the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

צוה 
Tsavah 
צוה 
Tsavah 
Usage: 494
Usage: 494

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

of the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

Images Deuteronomy 4:2

Prayers for Deuteronomy 4:2

Context Readings

Call To Obedience

1 "Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2 "You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. 3 "Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 12:32

"Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.

Joshua 1:7

"Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.

Proverbs 30:6

Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.

Revelation 22:18-19

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;

Ecclesiastes 12:13

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

Matthew 5:18

"For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Matthew 5:43

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.'

Matthew 15:2-9

"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."

Mark 7:1-13

The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come from Jerusalem,

Galatians 3:15

Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man's covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it.

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