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 am commanding you, nor take away from it, so that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I am commanding 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.

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, therefore, hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rights which I teach you, for in doing them ye shall live and go in and inherit the land which the LORD God of your fathers gives 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 did because of Baalpeor; for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God has destroyed them from among you.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 12:32

Keep thyself, and do all that I command you; thou shalt not add to it nor diminish from it.

Joshua 1:7

Only be thou strong and very courageous that thou mayest keep and do according to all the law, which Moses my slave commanded thee; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left that thou may be prospered in all the things that thou doest.

Proverbs 30:6

Do not add unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Revelation 22:18-19

For I testify unto everyone that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If anyone shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book;

Ecclesiastes 12:13

The conclusion of the entire sermon is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole happiness of man.

Matthew 5:18

For verily I say unto you, Until heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall pass from the law until all is fulfilled.

Matthew 5:43

Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

Matthew 15:2-9

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

Mark 7:1-13

Then came together unto him the Pharisees and some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,

Galatians 3:15

Brethren, (I speak after the manner of men) Even when a covenant is of man, once it is confirmed, no one cancels it or adds to it.

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