Deuteronomy 5:21
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

New Living Translation
"You must not covet your neighbor's wife. You must not covet your neighbor's house or land, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.

English Standard Version
“‘And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.'

King James Bible
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not covet your neighbor's wife or desire your neighbor's house, his field, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

International Standard Version
"'You are not to desire your neighbor's wife nor covet your neighbor's house, his fields, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, nor anything that concerns your neighbor.'"

NET Bible
You must not desire another man's wife, nor should you crave his house, his field, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, or anything else he owns."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never desire to take your neighbor's wife away from him. "Never long for your neighbor's household, his field, his male or female slave, his ox, his donkey, or anything else that belongs to him."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field or his manslave or his maidslave, his ox or his ass or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall you desire your neighbor's wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.

American King James Version
Neither shall you desire your neighbor's wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is your neighbor's.

American Standard Version
Neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor's wife; neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor's.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife: nor his house, nor his field, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Darby Bible Translation
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.

English Revised Version
Neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's wife; neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbor's.

World English Bible
"Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife; neither shall you desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost not desire thy neighbour's wife; nor dost thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, and his man-servant, and his handmaid, his ox, and his ass, and anything which is thy neighbour's.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:6-22 There is some variation here from Ex 20 as between the Lord's prayer in Mt 6 and Lu 11. It is more necessary that we tie ourselves to the things, than to the words unalterably. The original reason for hallowing the sabbath, taken from God's resting from the work of creation on the seventh day, is not here mentioned. Though this ever remains in force, it is not the only reason. Here it is taken from Israel's deliverance out of Egypt; for that was typical of our redemption by Jesus Christ, in remembrance of which the Christian sabbath was to be observed. In the resurrection of Christ we were brought into the glorious liberty of the children of God, with a mighty hand, and an outstretched arm. How sweet is it to a soul truly distressed under the terrors of a broken law, to hear the mild and soul-reviving language of the gospel!

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife,.... Here a neighbour's wife is put before his house, different from Exodus 20:17 and "his field" is added, which with what follows take in everything that is a man's property; and which is not to be desired or coveted in an unlawful manner by another, and much less should any means be made use of to deprive him of it; but "lust" is the thing intended and prohibited, be it after what it may, which is another man's: see Matthew 5:28, of a man's field, see Isaiah 5:8.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, … house, his field—An alteration is here made in the words (see Ex 20:17), but it is so slight ("wife" being put in the first clause and "house" in the second) that it would not have been worth while noticing it, except that the interchange proves, contrary to the opinion of some eminent critics, that these two objects are included in one and the same commandment.

Deuteronomy 5:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Ten Commandments
20'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 21'You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.'
Cross References
Romans 7:7
What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "You shall not covet."

Romans 13:9
The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not covet," and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Exodus 20:17
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall you desire your neighbor's wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is your neighbor's.

Exodus 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your …

1 Kings 21:1-4 And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite …

Micah 2:2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and …

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he …

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness…

Romans 7:7,8 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not …

Romans 13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You …

1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted …

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

Jump to Previous
Ass Belongs Bondman Covet Desire Donkey Handmaid House Maidservant Maid-Servant Male Manservant Man-Servant Neighbor Neighbor's Neighbour's Ox Servant Wife
Jump to Next
Ass Belongs Bondman Covet Desire Donkey Handmaid House Maidservant Maid-Servant Male Manservant Man-Servant Neighbor Neighbor's Neighbour's Ox Servant Wife
Links
Deuteronomy 5:21 NIV
Deuteronomy 5:21 NLT
Deuteronomy 5:21 ESV
Deuteronomy 5:21 NASB
Deuteronomy 5:21 KJV

Deuteronomy 5:21 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 5:21 Bible Suite
Deuteronomy 5:21 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 5:21 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 5:21 French Bible
Deuteronomy 5:21 German Bible

Alphabetical: and anything belongs covet desire donkey female field his house land maidservant male manservant neighbor neighbor' neighbor's not on or ox servant set shall that to wife You your

OT Law: Deuteronomy 5:21 Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife (Deut. De Du) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Deuteronomy 5:20
Top of Page
Top of Page