Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works, but thou shall utterly overthrow them, and break their pillars in pieces.

New American Standard Bible

You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.

King James Version

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.

Holman Bible

You must not bow down to their gods or worship them. Do not imitate their practices. Instead, demolish them and smash their sacred pillars to pieces.

International Standard Version

You are not to bow down to their gods or serve them. You are not to follow their practices, but you are to overthrow them completely and smash their sacred stones to pieces.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works; but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and break in pieces their pillars.

Amplified

You shall not bow down to worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do [anything] in accordance with their practices. You shall completely overthrow them and break down their [sacred] pillars and images [of pagan worship].

Bible in Basic English

Do not go down on your faces and give worship to their gods, or do as they do; but overcome them completely, and let their pillars be broken down.

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their deeds; but thou shalt utterly destroy them, and utterly shatter their statues.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not worship to their gods, and thou shalt not serve them, and thou shalt not do according to their works: for destroying, thou shalt destroy them, and breaking, thou shalt break in pieces their pillars.

King James 2000

You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but you shall utterly overthrow them, and completely break down their images.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'You will not bow to their gods, and you will not serve them, and you will not act according to their actions, because you will utterly demolish them, and you will utterly break their stone pillars.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them. And you shall not do according to their works. But you shall surely pull them down, and surely you shall smash their images.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

see thou worship not their gods neither serve them, neither do after the works of them, but overthrow them and break down the places of them.

NET Bible

"You must not bow down to their gods; you must not serve them or do according to their practices. Instead you must completely overthrow them and smash their standing stones to pieces.

New Heart English Bible

You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor follow their practices, but you shall utterly overthrow them and demolish their pillars.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not bow thyself down to their gods neither shalt thou be led to serve them, neither shalt thou do according to their works, - but thou shalt, verily overthrow, them, and, completely break in pieces, their pillars.

Webster

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.

World English Bible

You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor follow their practices, but you shall utterly overthrow them and demolish their pillars.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Thou dost not bow thyself to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their doings, but dost utterly devote them, and thoroughly break their standing pillars.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁחה 
Shachah 
Usage: 171

to their gods
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

them, and quite
שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

References

Context Readings

Reasons For Loyal Obedience

23 For my [heavenly] agent shall go before thee, and bring thee in to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, and I will cut them off. 24 Thou shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works, but thou shall utterly overthrow them, and break their pillars in pieces. 25 And ye shall serve LORD your God, and he will bless thy bread, and thy water, and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.


Cross References

Exodus 20:5

Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them, for I, LORD thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Numbers 33:52

then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured [stones], and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places.

Deuteronomy 7:5

But thus shall ye deal with them: Ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire.

Deuteronomy 12:3

And ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim with fire. And ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and ye shall destroy their name out of that place.

Deuteronomy 12:30-31

take heed to thyself that thou be not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before thee, and that thou not inquire after their gods, saying, How do these nations serve their gods? Even so I will do likewise.

Leviticus 18:3

Ye shall not do after the doings of the land of Egypt, in which ye dwelt, and ye shall not do after the doings of the land of Canaan, where I bring you, nor shall ye walk in their statutes.

Exodus 32:20

And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it upon the water, and made the sons of Israel drink of it.

Exodus 34:13-14

But ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and ye shall cut down their Asherim,

Leviticus 18:26-30

Ye therefore shall keep my statutes and my ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the home-born, nor the stranger that sojourns among you,

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

Ye shall burn the graven images of their gods with fire. Thou shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it to thee, lest thou be snared by it, for it is an abomination to LORD thy God.

2 Chronicles 33:2

And he did that which was evil in the sight of LORD after the abominations of the nations whom LORD cast out before the sons of Israel.

2 Chronicles 33:9

And Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that they did evil more than the nations did whom LORD destroyed before the sons of Israel.

2 Chronicles 34:3-7

For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father. And in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the Asherim, and the graven im

Psalm 101:3

I will set no base thing before my eyes. I hate the work of those who turn aside. It shall not cleave to me.

Psalm 106:35-38

but mingled themselves with the nations, and learned their works,

Ezekiel 16:47

Yet thou have not walked in their ways, nor done according to their abominations, but, like [it was] a very little [thing], thou were more corrupt than they in all thy ways.

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