Deuteronomy 12:13
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings anywhere you please.

New Living Translation
Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings just anywhere you like.

English Standard Version
Take care that you do not offer your burnt offerings at any place that you see,

New American Standard Bible
"Be careful that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every cultic place you see,

King James Bible
Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be careful not to offer your burnt offerings in all the sacred places you see.

International Standard Version
Be careful not to offer burnt offerings at any location you happen to see

NET Bible
Make sure you do not offer burnt offerings in any place you wish,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be careful that you don't sacrifice your burnt offerings wherever you want.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Keep thyself that thou not offer thy burnt offerings in any place that thou seest

King James 2000 Bible
Take heed to yourself that you offer not your burnt offerings in every place that you see:

American King James Version
Take heed to yourself that you offer not your burnt offerings in every place that you see:

American Standard Version
Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt-offerings in every place that thou seest;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beware lest thou offer thy holocausts in every place that thou shalt see:

Darby Bible Translation
Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt-offerings in every place that thou seest;

English Revised Version
Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:

Webster's Bible Translation
Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt-offerings in every place that thou seest:

World English Bible
Take heed to yourself that you don't offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see;

Young's Literal Translation
'Take heed to thee, lest thou cause thy burnt-offerings to ascend in any place which thou seest,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:5-32 The command to bring ALL the sacrifices to the door of the tabernacle, was now explained with reference to the promised land. As to moral service, then, as now, men might pray and worship every where, as they did in their synagogues. The place which God would choose, is said to be the place where he would put his name. It was to be his habitation, where, as King of Israel, he would be found by all who reverently sought him. Now, under the gospel, we have no temple or altar that sanctifies the gift but Christ only: and as to the places of worship, the prophets foretold that in every place the spiritual incense should be offered, Mal 1:11. Our Saviour declared, that those are accepted as true worshippers, who worship God in sincerity and truth, without regard either to this mountain or Jerusalem, Joh 4:21. And a devout Israelite might honour God, keep up communion with him, and obtain mercy from him, though he had no opportunity of bringing a sacrifice to his altar. Work for God should be done with holy joy and cheerfulness. Even children and servants must rejoice before God; the services of religion are to be a pleasure, and not a task or drudgery. It is the duty of people to be kind to their ministers, who teach them well, and set them good examples. As long as we live, we need their assistance, till we come to that world where ordinances will not be needed. Whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do, we are commanded to do all to the glory of God. And we must do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to the Father through him. They must not even inquire into the modes and forms of idolatrous worship. What good would it do them to know those depths of Satan? And our inward satisfaction will be more and more, as we abound in love and good works, which spring from faith and the in-dwelling Spirit of Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 13-16. - They were to beware of offering sacrifice in any place that might seem to them best; their offerings were to be presented only in that place which God should choose. But this did not imply that they were not to kill and eat in their own abodes whatever they desired for food, according to the blessing of Jehovah their God. Only they were to abstain from eating of blood (cf. Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 7:26); that they were to pour on the earth as if it were water. Burnt offering; this is named instar omnium, as the principal offering. Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. To "lust," in old English, means simply to will, choose, desire; it is the same word as "list," or, as it is sometimes spelt, "lest," and does not, as now, imply anything evil. As of the roebuck, and as of the hart; probably the gazelle and fallow deer. As these were animals that could not be offered in sacrifice, the distinction between clean and unclean, on the part of the eaters, did not come into consideration.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Take heed to thyself, that thou offer not thy burnt offerings,.... And so any other, this is put for all the rest:

in every place that thou seest; which might take with their fancy, seem pleasant, and so a proper and suitable place to sacrifice in, as on high places, and under green trees; but they were not to indulge their own fancies and imaginations, or follow the customs of others, but keep to the rules prescribed them by the Lord, and to the place fixed by him for his worship.



Deuteronomy 12:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
One Place for Worship
12"And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance with you. 13"Be careful that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every cultic place you see, 14but in the place which the LORD chooses in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:5
But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go;

Deuteronomy 12:11
Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name--there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 12:14
Offer them only at the place the LORD will choose in one of your tribes, and there observe everything I command you.

Joshua 22:29
"Far be it from us to rebel against the LORD and turn away from him today by building an altar for burnt offerings, grain offerings and sacrifices, other than the altar of the LORD our God that stands before his tabernacle."

1 Kings 3:2
The people, however, were still sacrificing at the high places, because a temple had not yet been built for the Name of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

Take heed to yourself that you offer not your burnt offerings in every place that you see:

This was directly opposed to the customs of the heathen idolaters, in offering their sacrifices on the tops of hills and mountains.

Deuteronomy 12:6 And thither you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, …

Leviticus 17:2-5 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, …

1 Kings 12:28-32 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and …

1 Kings 15:34 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of …

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless …

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