Exodus 20:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"You shall have no other gods before me.

New Living Translation
"You must not have any other god but me.

English Standard Version
“You shall have no other gods before me.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall have no other gods before Me.

King James Bible
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not have other gods besides Me.

International Standard Version
You are to have no other gods besides me.

NET Bible
"You shall have no other gods before me.

New Heart English Bible
Do not have other gods before me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never have any other god.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall have no other gods before Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall have no other gods before me.

American King James Version
You shall have no other gods before me.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

World English Bible
"You shall have no other gods before me.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou hast no other Gods before Me.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:3-11 The first four of the ten commandments, commonly called the FIRST table, tell our duty to God. It was fit that those should be put first, because man had a Maker to love, before he had a neighbour to love. It cannot be expected that he should be true to his brother, who is false to his God. The first commandment concerns the object of worship, JEHOVAH, and him only. The worship of creatures is here forbidden. Whatever comes short of perfect love, gratitude, reverence, or worship, breaks this commandment. Whatsoever ye do, do all the glory of God. The second commandment refers to the worship we are to render to the Lord our God. It is forbidden to make any image or picture of the Deity, in any form, or for any purpose; or to worship any creature, image, or picture. But the spiritual import of this command extends much further. All kinds of superstition are here forbidden, and the using of mere human inventions in the worship of God. The third commandment concerns the manner of worship, that it be with all possible reverence and seriousness. All false oaths are forbidden. All light appealing to God, all profane cursing, is a horrid breach of this command. It matters not whether the word of God, or sacred things, all such-like things break this commandment, and there is no profit, honour, or pleasure in them. The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. The form of the fourth commandment, Remember, shows that it was not now first given, but was known by the people before. One day in seven is to be kept holy. Six days are allotted to worldly business, but not so as to neglect the service of God, and the care of our souls. On those days we must do all our work, and leave none to be done on the sabbath day. Christ allowed works of necessity, charity, and piety; for the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath, Mr 2:27; but all works of luxury, vanity, or self-indulgence in any form, are forbidden. Trading, paying wages, settling accounts, writing letters of business, worldly studies, trifling visits, journeys, or light conversation, are not keeping this day holy to the Lord. Sloth and indolence may be a carnal, but not a holy rest. The sabbath of the Lord should be a day of rest from worldly labour, and a rest in the service of God. The advantages from the due keeping of this holy day, were it only to the health and happiness of mankind, with the time it affords for taking care of the soul, show the excellency of this commandment. The day is blessed; men are blessed by it, and in it. The blessing and direction to keep holy are not limited to the seventh day, but are spoken of the sabbath day.
Study Bible
The Ten Commandments
2"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3"You shall have no other gods before Me. 4"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:11
"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?

Exodus 20:23
You shall not make other gods besides Me; gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make for yourselves.

Exodus 32:8
"They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, 'This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!'"

Exodus 34:14
-- for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God--

Deuteronomy 5:7
'You shall have no other gods before Me.

Deuteronomy 6:14
"You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you,

2 Kings 17:35
with whom the LORD made a covenant and commanded them, saying, "You shall not fear other gods, nor bow down yourselves to them nor serve them nor sacrifice to them.

Psalm 81:9
"Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.

Isaiah 42:8
"I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.

Jeremiah 7:9
"Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known,
Treasury of Scripture

You shall have no other gods before me.

Exodus 15:11 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious …

Deuteronomy 5:7 You shall have none other gods before me.

Deuteronomy 6:5,14 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with …

Joshua 24:18-24 And the LORD drove out from before us all the people, even the Amorites …

2 Kings 17:29-35 However, every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the …

Psalm 29:2 Give to the LORD the glory due to his name; worship the LORD in the …

Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none on earth that I …

Psalm 81:9 There shall no strange god be in you; neither shall you worship any strange god.

Isaiah 26:4 Trust you in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 43:10 You are my witnesses, said the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: …

Isaiah 44:8 Fear you not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time, …

Isaiah 45:21,22 Tell you, and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: …

Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none …

Jeremiah 25:6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and …

Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early …

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

1 Corinthians 8:4,6 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered …

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous …

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory …

Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and …

1 John 5:20,21 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you …

Revelation 22:9 Then said he to me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, …

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