Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"You are not to take any of their daughters for your sons. Otherwise, when their daughters prostitute themselves with their gods, they may cause your sons to prostitute themselves with their gods.

New American Standard Bible

and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.

King James Version

And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Holman Bible

Then you will take some of their daughters as brides for your sons. Their daughters will prostitute themselves with their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves with their gods.

A Conservative Version

and thou take of their daughters to thy sons, and their daughters play the harlot after their gods, and make thy sons play the harlot after their gods.

American Standard Version

and thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters play the harlot after their gods, and make thy sons play the harlot after their gods.

Amplified

and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters would play the prostitute with their gods and cause your sons also to play the prostitute (commit apostasy) with their gods [that is, abandon the true God for man-made idols].

Bible in Basic English

Or take their daughters for your sons; for when their daughters give worship before their gods, they will make your sons take part with them.

Darby Translation

and thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Julia Smith Translation

And thou didst take from his daughters to thy sons, and they committed fornication after their gods, and they made thy sons commit fornication after their gods.

King James 2000

And you take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters go play the harlot after their gods, and make your sons go play the harlot after their gods.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and you take from their daughters for your sons, and their daughters prostitute [themselves] after their gods, and they cause your sons to prostitute [themselves] after their gods.

Modern King James verseion

and lest you take from their daughters for your sons, and their daughters go whoring after their gods and make your sons go whoring after their gods.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and when their daughters go a whoring after their gods,

NET Bible

and you then take his daughters for your sons, and when his daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will make your sons prostitute themselves to their gods as well.

New Heart English Bible

and you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters play the prostitute after their gods, and make your sons play the prostitute after their gods.

The Emphasized Bible

And thou wilt take of his daughters for thy sons, - And his daughters will go unchastely after their gods, And will cause thy sons to go unchastely after their gods.

Webster

And thou take of their daughters to thy sons, and their daughters go astray after their gods, and make thy sons go astray after their gods.

World English Bible

and you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters play the prostitute after their gods, and make your sons play the prostitute after their gods.

Youngs Literal Translation

and thou hast taken of their daughters to thy sons, and their daughters have gone a-whoring after their gods, and have caused thy sons to go a-whoring after their gods;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And thou take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

go a whoring
זנה 
Zanah 
זנה 
Zanah 
Usage: 93
Usage: 93

אחר 
'achar 
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488
Usage: 488

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

and make
זנה 
Zanah 
Usage: 93

Context Readings

Covenant Stipulations

15 Otherwise, you may make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and when they prostitute themselves with their gods and offer sacrifices to their gods, someone may invite you and then you may eat some of their sacrifices. 16 "You are not to take any of their daughters for your sons. Otherwise, when their daughters prostitute themselves with their gods, they may cause your sons to prostitute themselves with their gods. 17 "You are not to make molten gods for yourselves.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 7:3-4

You are not to intermarry with them. You are not to give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters for your sons,

1 Kings 11:2-4

all of them from nations that the LORD had ordered the Israelis, "You are not to associate with them and they are not to associate with you, because they will most certainly turn your affections away to follow their gods." Solomon became deeply attached to them by falling in love.

Ezra 9:2

because they and their sons have married foreign women. As a result, the holy people have mingled themselves among the nations of these lands. As a matter of fact, the senior officials and the rulers have been foremost in this sin."

Nehemiah 13:25

So I rebuked them, cursed them, struck some of their men, tore out their hair, and made them take this oath in the name of God: "You are not to give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Numbers 25:1-2

While Israel remained encamped in Shittim, the people began to commit sexual immorality with Moabite women,

Nehemiah 13:23

At that time I also noticed that Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17

Stop becoming unevenly yoked with unbelievers. What partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? What fellowship can light have with darkness?

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