Exodus 23:13
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New International Version
"Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.

New Living Translation
"Pay close attention to all my instructions. You must not call on the name of any other gods. Do not even speak their names.

English Standard Version
“Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips.

New American Standard Bible
"Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.

King James Bible
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay strict attention to everything I have said to you. You must not invoke the names of other gods; they must not be heard on your lips."

International Standard Version
"Be careful about everything I've told you, and don't mention the name of other gods. Don't let them be heard in your mouth!"

NET Bible
"Pay attention to do everything I have told you, and do not even mention the names of other gods--do not let them be heard on your lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Be careful [to do] everything I told you. "Never mention the names of other gods or let them be heard on your lips.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in all things that I have said unto you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

American King James Version
And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

American Standard Version
And in all things that I have said unto you take ye heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep all things that I have said to you. And by the name of strange gods you shall not swear, neither shall it be heard out of your mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall be on your guard as to everything that I have said unto you; and shall make no mention of the name of other gods -- it shall not be heard in thy mouth.

English Revised Version
And in all things that I have said unto you take ye heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make no mention of the names of other gods, neither let it be heard from thy mouth.

World English Bible
"Be careful to do all things that I have said to you; and don't invoke the name of other gods, neither let them be heard out of your mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
and in all that which I have said unto you ye do take heed; and the name of other gods ye do not mention; it is not heard on thy mouth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:10-19 Every seventh year the land was to rest. They must not plough or sow it; what the earth produced of itself, should be eaten, and not laid up. This law seems to have been intended to teach dependence on Providence, and God's faithfulness in sending the larger increase while they kept his appointments. It was also typical of the heavenly rest, when all earthly labours, cares, and interests shall cease for ever. All respect to the gods of the heathen is strictly forbidden. Since idolatry was a sin to which the Israelites leaned, they must blot out the remembrance of the gods of the heathen. Solemn religious attendance on God, in the place which he should choose, is strictly required. They must come together before the Lord. What a good Master do we serve, who has made it our duty to rejoice before him! Let us devote with pleasure to the service of God that portion of our time which he requires, and count his sabbaths and ordinances to be a feast unto our souls. They were not to come empty-handed; so now, we must not come to worship God empty-hearted; our souls must be filled with holy desires toward him, and dedications of ourselves to him; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And in all things that I have said unto you, be circumspect,.... Or observe them, be careful to keep them punctually and constantly, even all that are delivered in this and the preceding chapters:

and make no mention of the name of other gods; neither call upon them, nor swear by them, nor make vows to them; and, as little as possible, ever utter their names, and never with pleasure and delight, and showing any honour of them, and reverence to them, but with the utmost detestation and abhorrence:

neither let it be heard out of thy mouth; not any of their names; the same thing in different words, the more to inculcate and impress the thing upon the mind, and to show with what vehemence and earnestness this is pressed.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. make no mention of the name of other gods, &c.—that is, in common conversation, for a familiar use of them would tend to lessen horror of idolatry.

Exodus 23:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sabbath Laws
12"Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves. 13"Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:16
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Exodus 23:24
Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.

Exodus 23:32
Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods.

Deuteronomy 4:9
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

Deuteronomy 4:23
Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden.

Deuteronomy 12:3
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places.

Joshua 23:7
Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them.

Psalm 16:4
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.

Hosea 2:17
I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked.

Zechariah 13:2
"On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.
Treasury of Scripture

And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

be circumspect

Deuteronomy 4:9,15 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you …

Joshua 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses …

Joshua 23:11 Take good heed therefore to yourselves, that you love the LORD your God.

1 Chronicles 28:7-9 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant …

Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: …

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for …

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any …

make no mention

Numbers 32:38 And Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names being changed,) and Shibmah: …

Deuteronomy 12:3 And you shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and …

Joshua 23:7 That you come not among these nations, these that remain among you; …

Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: …

Jeremiah 10:11 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens …

Hosea 2:17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they …

Zechariah 13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the LORD of hosts, that …

Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of …

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