Parallel Verses

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].

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.

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.

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, Israel, listen to the rules and to the regulations that I [am] teaching you to do, in order that you may live and you may go [in] and you may take possession of the land that Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, [is] giving to you. 2 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]. 3 Your eyes have seen what Yahweh did with [the case of] Baal Peor, for {each} man that followed after Baal Peor Yahweh your God destroyed from your midst.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 12:32

All of the things that I [am] commanding you, {you must diligently observe}; you shall not add to it, and you shall not take away from it."

Joshua 1:7

Only be strong and very courageous {to observe diligently the whole law} that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn aside from it, [to] the right or left, so that you may succeed {wherever you go}.

Proverbs 30:6

Do not add to his words lest he rebuke you and you be found 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 written in this book.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Now that all has been heard, here is the final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.

Matthew 5:18

For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one tiny letter or one stroke of a letter will pass away from the law until all takes place.

Matthew 5:43

"You have heard that it was said, '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 {a meal}."

Mark 7:1-13

And the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered to him.

Galatians 3:15

Brothers, I am speaking according to a human perspective. Nevertheless, [when] the covenant of a man has been ratified, no one declares [it] invalid or adds additional provisions [to it].

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