Exodus 20:6
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New International Version
but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

New Living Translation
But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.

English Standard Version
but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

New American Standard Bible
but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

King James Bible
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.

International Standard Version
but showing gracious love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

NET Bible
and showing covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I show mercy to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my commandments.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments.

New American Standard 1977
but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and showing mercy unto thousands of generations of those that love me and keep my commandments.

King James 2000 Bible
And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

American King James Version
And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

American Standard Version
and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And shewing mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

English Revised Version
and shewing mercy unto thousands, of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Webster's Bible Translation
And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

World English Bible
and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Young's Literal Translation
and doing kindness to thousands, of those loving Me and keeping My commands.
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
5"You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. 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.…
Cross References
James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Exodus 34:7
who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."

Numbers 14:18
The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.'

Deuteronomy 7:9
"Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

Nehemiah 1:5
I said, "I beseech You, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,

Psalm 103:17
But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children,

Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;

Jeremiah 32:18
who shows lovingkindness to thousands, but repays the iniquity of fathers into the bosom of their children after them, O great and mighty God. The LORD of hosts is His name;
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