Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?”
Or that I not be in want and steal,
And profane the name of my God.

King James Version

Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Holman Bible

Otherwise, I might have too much
and deny You, saying, “Who is the Lord?”
or I might have nothing and steal,
profaning the name of my God.

International Standard Version

so that I don't become overfed and deny you by saying, "Who is the LORD?" or so that I don't become poor and steal, and then misuse the name of my God.

A Conservative Version

lest I be full, and deny [thee], and say, Who is LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and use the name of my God profanely.

American Standard Version

Lest I be full, and deny thee , and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, And use profanely the name of my God.

Amplified


So that I will not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?”
Or that I will not be poor and steal,
And so profane the name of my God.

Bible in Basic English

For fear that if I am full, I may be false to you and say, Who is the Lord? or if I am poor, I may become a thief, using the name of my God wrongly.

Darby Translation

lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is Jehovah? or lest I be poor and steal, and outrage the name of my God.

Julia Smith Translation

Lest I shall be filled and I spake lies, and said, Who is Jehovah? and lest I shall be dispossessed and I stole, and I laid hold upon the name of God.

King James 2000

Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Or else I will be satisfied and will deny [him] and say "Who [is] Yahweh?" Or I will be poor and will steal and profane the name of my God.

Modern King James verseion

lest I be full and deceive, and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and violate the name of my God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Lest I be so full, I deny thee, and say, "What fellow is the LORD?" And lest I, being constrained through poverty, fall unto stealing and foreswear the name of my God.

NET Bible

lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.

New Heart English Bible

lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is the LORD?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

The Emphasized Bible

Lest I be full, and deny, and say - Who is Yahweh? or lest I be impoverished and steal, and do violence to the Name of my God.

Webster

Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

World English Bible

lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is Yahweh?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, 'Who is Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Lest I be full
שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

and deny
כּחשׁ 
Kachash 
Usage: 23

thee, and say

Usage: 0

Who is the Lord

Usage: 0

or lest I be poor
ירשׁ ירשׁ 
Yarash 
Usage: 231

and steal
גּנב 
Ganab 
Usage: 40

and take
תּפשׂ 
Taphas 
Usage: 65

the name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

of my God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Prayer

8 Keep deception and lies far from me,
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with the food that is my portion,
9 That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?”
Or that I not be in want and steal,
And profane the name of my God.
10 Do not slander a slave to his master,
Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 31:20

For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and become prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant.

Hosea 13:6

As they had their pasture, they became satisfied,
And being satisfied, their heart became proud;
Therefore they forgot Me.

Exodus 5:2

But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”

Exodus 20:7

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Deuteronomy 8:10-14

When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked—
You are grown fat, thick, and sleek—
Then he forsook God who made him,
And scorned the Rock of his salvation.

Joshua 24:27

Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the Lord which He spoke to us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God.”

Leviticus 5:1

‘Now if a person sins after he hears a public adjuration to testify when he is a witness, whether he has seen or otherwise known, if he does not tell it, then he will bear his guilt.

Deuteronomy 6:10-12

“Then it shall come about when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build,

2 Chronicles 32:15-17

Now therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this, and do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God deliver you from my hand?’”

Nehemiah 9:25-26

They captured fortified cities and a fertile land.
They took possession of houses full of every good thing,
Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves,
Fruit trees in abundance.
So they ate, were filled and grew fat,
And reveled in Your great goodness.

Job 31:24-28

“If I have put my confidence in gold,
And called fine gold my trust,

Psalm 125:3

For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous,
So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.

Proverbs 6:30-31

Men do not despise a thief if he steals
To satisfy himself when he is hungry;

Proverbs 29:24

He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life;
He hears the oath but tells nothing.

Jeremiah 2:31

“O generation, heed the word of the Lord.
Have I been a wilderness to Israel,
Or a land of thick darkness?
Why do My people say, ‘We are free to roam;
We will no longer come to You’?

Ezekiel 16:14-15

Then your fame went forth among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was perfect because of My splendor which I bestowed on you,” declares the Lord God.

Ezekiel 16:49-50

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.

Daniel 4:17

“This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers
And the decision is a command of the holy ones,
In order that the living may know
That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind,
And bestows it on whom He wishes
And sets over it the lowliest of men.”

Daniel 4:30

The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’

Matthew 26:72

And again he denied it with an oath, “I do not know the man.”

Matthew 26:74

Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a rooster crowed.

Acts 12:22-23

The people kept crying out, “The voice of a god and not of a man!”

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