Exodus 34:12
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New International Version
Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you.

New Living Translation
"Be very careful never to make a treaty with the people who live in the land where you are going. If you do, you will follow their evil ways and be trapped.

English Standard Version
Take care, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you go, lest it become a snare in your midst.

Berean Study Bible
Be careful not to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land you are entering, lest they become a snare in your midst.

New American Standard Bible
"Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.

King James Bible
Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

Christian Standard Bible
Be careful not to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land that you are going to enter; otherwise, they will become a snare among you.

Contemporary English Version
Don't make treaties with any of those people. If you do, it will be like falling into a trap.

Good News Translation
Do not make any treaties with the people of the country into which you are going, because this could be a fatal trap for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be careful not to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land that you are going to enter; otherwise, they will become a snare among you.

International Standard Version
"Be very careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, so they won't be a snare among you.

NET Bible
Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it become a snare among you.

New Heart English Bible
Be careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you're going. This will prove to be a trap to you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest they be for a snare in the midst of thee.

New American Standard 1977
“Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, lest it become a snare in your midst.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Keep thyself lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where thou must enter lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee;

King James 2000 Bible
Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:

American King James Version
Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the middle of you:

American Standard Version
Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beware thou never join in friendship with the inhabitants of that land, which may be thy ruin:

Darby Bible Translation
Take heed to thyself, that thou make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which thou shalt come, lest it be a snare in the midst of thee;

English Revised Version
Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

Webster's Bible Translation
Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

World English Bible
Be careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:

Young's Literal Translation
take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitant of the land into which thou art going, lest it become a snare in thy midst;
Study Bible
The LORD Renews the Covenant
11Observe what I command you this day. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. 12Be careful not to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land you are entering, lest they become a snare in your midst. 13Rather, you must tear down their altars, smash their sacred stones, and chop down their Asherah poles.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:32
You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods.

Exodus 23:33
They must not remain in your land, lest they cause you to sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."

Deuteronomy 20:18
so that they cannot teach you to do all the detestable things they do for their gods and cause you to sin against the LORD your God.

Joshua 23:13
know for sure that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you. Instead, they will become for you a snare and a trap, a scourge for your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land that the LORD your God has given you.

Judges 2:2
and you are not to make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall tear down their altars.' Yet you have not obeyed Me. What is this you have done?

1 Kings 11:2
These women were from the nations about which had told the LORD the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, for surely they will turn your hearts after their gods." Yet Solomon clung to these women in love.

2 Kings 17:10
They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.

2 Chronicles 24:18
They abandoned the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherah poles and idols. So wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this guilt of theirs.

Treasury of Scripture

Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the middle of you:

take heed

Exodus 23:32,33 You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods…

Deuteronomy 7:2 And when the LORD your God shall deliver them before you; you shall …

Judges 2:2 And you shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; you …

lest

Deuteronomy 7:16 And you shall consume all the people which the LORD your God shall …

Joshua 23:12,13 Else if you do in any wise go back, and join to the remnant of these …

Judges 2:3 Why I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they …

Judges 8:27 And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in …

Psalm 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare to them.

(12-16) This passage may be compared with Exodus 23:24-25; Exodus 23:32-33. It repeats, with some enlargements, the enactments there made, and traces in detail the evil consequences which would follow from a neglect of the enactments.

(12) A snare.--Comp. Exodus 23:33; and for the nature of the snare, see Exodus 34:15-16 of the present chapter.

Verse 12. - Take heed to thyself lest thou make a covenant. See above, Exodus 23:32 A snare. See Exodus 23:33. Take heed to thyself,.... This is said not to Moses, but to the people of Israel, as a caution to them when they should enter the land of Canaan, and possess it:

lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest: enter into a league and alliance, to live friendly and amicably, and support and assist each other against the common enemy; whereas they were to smite the seven nations and destroy them, and show them no mercy, Deuteronomy 7:1.

lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee; be the means of drawing them into the same sinful practices with themselves, especially into idolatrous ones, and so of bringing ruin and destruction on them. 34:10-17 The Israelites are commanded to destroy every monument of idolatry, however curious or costly; to refuse all alliance, friendship, or marriage with idolaters, and all idolatrous feasts; and they were reminded not with idolaters, and all idolatrous feats; and they were reminded not to repeat the crime of making molten images. Jealously is called the rage of a man, Pr 6:34; but in God it is holy and just displeasure. Those cannot worship God aright, who do not worship him only.
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