Deuteronomy 6:13
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New International Version
Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.

New Living Translation
You must fear the LORD your God and serve him. When you take an oath, you must use only his name.

English Standard Version
It is the LORD your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.

King James Bible
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Fear Yahweh your God, worship Him, and take your oaths in His name.

International Standard Version
Fear the LORD your God, serve him, and make your oaths in his name.

NET Bible
You must revere the LORD your God, serve him, and take oaths using only his name.

New Heart English Bible
You shall fear the LORD your God; and you shall serve him only, and you shall cling to him, and take oaths by his name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You must fear the LORD your God, serve him, and take your oaths only in his name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; and Him shalt thou serve, and by His name shalt thou swear.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him, and swear by His name.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God and serve him and shalt swear by his name.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.

American King James Version
You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt fear Jehovah thy God; and him shalt thou serve, and shalt swear by his name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take heed diligently lest thou forget the Lord, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and shalt serve him only, and thou shalt swear by his name.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt fear Jehovah thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; and him shalt thou serve, and shalt swear by his name.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

World English Bible
You shall fear Yahweh your God; and you shall serve him, and shall swear by his name.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah thy God thou dost fear, and Him thou dost serve, and by His name thou dost swear;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:6-16 Here are means for maintaining and keeping up religion in our hearts and houses. 1. Meditation. God's words must be laid up in our hearts, that our thoughts may be daily employed about them. 2. The religious education of children. Often repeat these things to them. Be careful and exact in teaching thy children. Teach these truths to all who are any way under thy care. 3. Pious discourse. Thou shalt talk of these things with due reverence and seriousness, for the benefit not only of thy children, but of thy servants, thy friends and companions. Take all occasions to discourse with those about thee, not of matters of doubtful disputation, but of the plain truths and laws of God, and the things that belong to our peace. 4. Frequent reading of the word. God appointed them to write sentences of the law upon their walls, and in scrolls of parchment to be worn about their wrists. This seems to have been binding in the letter of it to the Jews, as it is to us in the intent of it; which is, that we should by all means make the word of God familiar to us; that we may have it ready to use upon all occasions, to restrain us from sin, and direct us in duty. We must never be ashamed to own our religion, nor to own ourselves under its check and government. Here is a caution not to forget God in a day of prosperity and plenty. When they came easily by the gift, they would be apt to grow secure, and unmindful of the Giver. Therefore be careful, when thou liest safe and soft, lest thou forget the Lord. When the world smiles, we are apt to make court to it, and expect our happiness in it, and so we forget Him who is our only portion and rest. There is need of great care and caution at such a time. Then beware; being warned of your danger, stand upon your guard. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God; neither by despairing of his power and goodness, while we keep in the way of our duty; nor by presuming upon it, when we turn aside out of that way.
Study Bible
The Greatest Commandment
12then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 13"You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name. 14"You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you,…
Cross References
Matthew 4:10
"Away from me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Matthew 5:33
Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Do not break your oath, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.'

Luke 4:8
But Jesus replied, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

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.

Exodus 23:25
"But you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.

Deuteronomy 5:11
'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 10:20
"You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.

Deuteronomy 13:4
"You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.

Joshua 23:7
so that you will not associate with these nations, these which remain among you, or mention the name of their gods, or make anyone swear by them, or serve them, or bow down to them.

1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If you return to the LORD with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Him alone; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."
Treasury of Scripture

You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.

fear

Deuteronomy 6:2 That you might fear the LORD your God, to keep all his statutes and …

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, …

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but …

Deuteronomy 13:4 You shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his …

Matthew 4:10 Then said Jesus to him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, …

Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said to him, Get you behind me, Satan: for …

and serve him Our Saviour quotes these words thus: `And him only () shalt thou serve;' from which it would appear, that the word {levaddo} was anciently in the hebrew text, as it was in the Septuagint, Coptic, Vulgate (illi soli), and Anglo-Saxon. Dr. Kennicott argues that without the word {only}, the text would not have conclusive for the purpose for which our Lord advanced it. It is proper, however, to observe, that the word {levaddo} is not found in any MS. yet collated, though retained in the above versions.

shalt swear

Leviticus 19:12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane …

Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by the LORD, since I have …

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that …

Psalm 63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall …

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, …

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the …

Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in …

Jeremiah 5:2,7 And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely…

Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways …

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