Parallel Verses

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;

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,

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.

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 to the children of Israel, and tell them that they should make themselves fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put on the fringe of each border a cord of blue: 39 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; 40 that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God.


Cross References

Psalm 73:27

For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.

Ezekiel 6:9

Those of you that escape shall remember me among the nations where they shall be carried captive, how that I have been broken with their lewd heart, which has departed from me, and with their eyes, which play the prostitute after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.

Job 31:7

if my step has turned out of the way, if my heart walked after my eyes, if any defilement has stuck to my hands,

Psalm 106:39

Thus were they defiled with their works, and prostituted themselves in their deeds.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

Exodus 13:9

It shall be for a sign to you on your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt.

Exodus 34:15-16

Do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, lest they play the prostitute after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice;

Deuteronomy 4:23

Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you an engraved image in the form of anything which the LORD your God has forbidden you.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

These words, which I command you this day, shall be on your heart;

Deuteronomy 6:12

then beware lest you forget the LORD, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

Therefore you shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul; and you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes.

Deuteronomy 11:28-32

and the curse, if you shall not listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which you have not known.

Deuteronomy 29:19

and it happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, "I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart, to destroy the moist with the dry."

Proverbs 3:1

My son, do not forget my teaching; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 28:26

One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe.

Jeremiah 9:14

but have walked after the stubbornness of their own heart, and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them;

Hosea 2:2

Contend with your mother. Contend, for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband; and let her put away her prostitution from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts;

James 4:4

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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