Parallel Verses

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:

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.

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.

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,

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 "Speak unto the children of Israel and bid them, that they make them guards upon the quarters of their garments throughout their generations, and let them make the guards of ribbons of Jacinth. 39 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: 40 but that ye remember and do all my commandments and be holy unto your God:


Cross References

Psalm 73:27

For lo, they that forsake thee shall perish; thou destroyest all them that commit fornication against thee.

Ezekiel 6:9

And they that escape from you, shall think upon me among the Heathen, where they shall be in captivity. As for that whorish and unfaithful heart of theirs, wherewith they run away from me, I will break it: Yea, and put out those eyes of theirs, that committed fornication with their idols. Then shall they be ashamed, and displeased with their selves, for the wickedness and abominations, which they have done:

Job 31:7

If so be that I have withdrawn my foot out of the right way, if my heart hath followed mine eyesight, if I have stained or defiled my hands,

Psalm 106:39

Thus were they stained with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Be glad then, O thou young man, in thy youth, and let thine heart be merry in thy young days; follow the ways of thine own heart, and the lust of thine eyes: but be thou sure, that God shall bring thee into judgment for all these things.

Exodus 13:9

Therefore it shall be a sign unto thee upon thine hand and a remembrance between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth. For with a strong hand the LORD brought thee out of Egypt;

Exodus 34:15-16

lest, if thou make any covenant with the inhabiters of the land, when they go a whoring after their gods and do sacrifice unto their gods, they call thee and thou eat of their sacrifice;

Deuteronomy 4:23

Take heed unto yourselves therefore, that ye forget not the covenant of the LORD your God which he made with you, and that ye make you no graven image of whatsoever it be that the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart.

Deuteronomy 6:12

Then beware, lest thou forget the LORD which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage.

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

Put up, therefore, these my words in your hearts and in your souls, and bind them for a sign unto your hands, and let them be as papers of remembrance between your eyes,

Deuteronomy 11:28-32

and a curse, if ye will not hearken unto the commandments of the LORD your God: but turn out of the way which I command you this day to go after strange gods which ye have not known.'

Deuteronomy 29:19

so that when he heareth the words of this curse, he bless himself in his heart saying, 'I shall have peace; I will therefore work after the lust of mine own heart, that the drunken may perish with the thirsty.'

Proverbs 3:1

My son, forget not my law, but see that thine heart keep my commandments.

Proverbs 28:26

He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool; but he that dealeth wisely, shall be safe.

Jeremiah 9:14

but followed the wickedness of their own hearts, and served strange gods, as their fathers taught them.

Hosea 2:2

As for your mother, ye shall chide with her, and reprove her: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband, unless she put away her whoredoms out of my sight, and her adultery from her breasts.

James 4:4

Ye adulterers, and women that break matrimony: know ye not how that the friendship of the world is enmity to Godward? Whosoever will be friend of the world, is made the enemy of God.

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