Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

That way, when you see the tassel, you'll remember all the commands of the LORD and you'll observe them. Then you won't seek your own interests and desires that lead you to be unfaithful.

New American Standard Bible

It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot,

King James Version

And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

Holman Bible

These will serve as tassels for you to look at, so that you may remember all the Lord’s commands and obey them and not become unfaithful by following your own heart and your own eyes.

A Conservative Version

And it shall be to you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of LORD, and do them, and that ye not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to play the harlot,

American Standard Version

and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Jehovah, and do them; and that ye follow not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to play the harlot;

Amplified

It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, to do them, so that you do not follow after [the desires of] your own heart and eyes, [desires] after which you used to follow and play the prostitute,

Bible in Basic English

So that, looking on these ornaments, you may keep in mind the orders of the Lord and do them; and not be guided by the desires of your hearts and eyes, through which you have been untrue to me:

Darby Translation

and it shall be unto you for a tassel, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Jehovah, and do them; and that ye seek not after the lusts of your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye go a whoring;

Julia Smith Translation

And it was to you for fringes, and ye saw it, and ye remembered all the commands of Jehovah, and ye did them; and ye shall not seek after your heart, and after your eyes, which ye committed fornication after them.

King James 2000

And it shall be unto you a tassel, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to follow harlotry:

Lexham Expanded Bible

You will have a tassel {for you to look at} and remember all the commands of Yahweh and do them, and not follow {after the unfaithfulness of your own heart and eyes},

Modern King James verseion

And it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look upon it and remember all the commands of Jehovah, and do them; and so that you do not seek after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you prostitute yourself,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the guard shall be unto you to look upon it, that ye remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them: that ye seek not a way after your own hearts and after your own eyes, for to go a whoring after them:

NET Bible

You must have this tassel so that you may look at it and remember all the commandments of the Lord and obey them and so that you do not follow after your own heart and your own eyes that lead you to unfaithfulness.

New Heart English Bible

and it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that you not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the prostitute;

The Emphasized Bible

so shall they serve you as fringes, and when ye see then, then shall ye call to mind all the commandments of Yahweh, and shall do them, - and shall not spy out, after your own hearts, and after your own eyes for things, after which, ye, are ready to go unchastely away:

Webster

And it shall be to you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go astray:

World English Bible

and it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look on it, and remember all the commandments of Yahweh, and do them; and that you not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the prostitute;

Youngs Literal Translation

and it hath been to you for a fringe, and ye have seen it, and have remembered all the commands of Jehovah, and have done them, and ye search not after your heart, and after your eyes, after which ye are going a-whoring;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ציצת 
Tsiytsith 
Usage: 4

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

upon it, and remember
זכר 
Zakar 
Usage: 231

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

of the Lord

Usage: 0

and do

Usage: 0

them and that ye seek
תּוּר 
Tuwr 
Usage: 23

not after
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

and your own eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

Context Readings

Garment Fringes

38 "Tell the Israelis that they are to make tassels at the edges of their garments throughout their generations and that they are to put a violet cord on the tassels at the edges of their garments. 39 That way, when you see the tassel, you'll remember all the commands of the LORD and you'll observe them. Then you won't seek your own interests and desires that lead you to be unfaithful. 40 Therefore, remember to observe all my commands and to be holy in the presence of your God.


Cross References

Psalm 73:27

Those far from you will perish; you will destroy those who are unfaithful to you.

Ezekiel 6:9

Your survivors will remember me among the nations where they'll be taken captives. I've been crushed by their unfaithful hearts that have turned against me.

Job 31:7

If I have stepped away from the way, or if my heart covets whatever my eyes see, or if some other blemish clings to my hands,

Psalm 106:39

Therefore, they became unclean because of what they did; they have acted like whores by their evil deeds.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

So enjoy yourself in your youth, young man, and be encouraged during your younger days. Live as you like, consistent with your world view, but keep in mind that God will bring you to account for everything.

Exodus 13:9

It is to be a sign for you on your hand and a reminder on your forehead, so that you may speak about the instruction of the LORD; for the LORD brought you out of Egypt with a strong show of force.

Exodus 34:15-16

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.

Deuteronomy 4:23

Be careful! Otherwise, you will forget the covenant of the LORD your God, who established that covenant with you. Don't make carved images of any likeness in violation of everything that you were commanded by the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Let these words that I'm commanding you today be always on your heart.

Deuteronomy 6:12

be careful not to forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and slavery.

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

Take these commands to heart and keep them in mind, tying them as reminders on your arm and as bands on your forehead.

Deuteronomy 11:28-32

or a curse if you don't obey the commands of the LORD your God, by turning from the way that I'm commanding you today and following other gods whom you have not known."

Deuteronomy 29:19

because when such a person hears the words of this oath, he will bless himself and say: "I will have a peaceful life, even though I'm determined to be stubborn.' By doing this he will be sweeping away both watered and parched ground alike.'

Proverbs 3:1

My son, don't forget my instruction, and keep my commandments carefully in mind.

Proverbs 28:26

Whoever trusts in himself is foolish, but whoever lives wisely will be kept safe.

Jeremiah 9:14

Instead, they followed their rebellious hearts and the Baals, as their ancestors taught them."

Hosea 2:2

"Call your mother to account, call her for she is not my wife, and I'm not her husband. Let her do away with her seductive looks and remove her adultery from between her breasts.

James 4:4

You adulterers! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.

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