Proverbs 30:6
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New International Version
Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

New Living Translation
Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you and expose you as a liar.

English Standard Version
Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

New American Standard Bible
Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.

King James Bible
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't add to His words, or He will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar.

International Standard Version
Don't add to his words, or he will rebuke you, and you will be shown to be a liar.

NET Bible
Do not add to his words, lest he reprove you, and prove you to be a liar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you, and you be proven a liar.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not add to his words, or he will reprimand you, and you will be found to be a liar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not add unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

King James 2000 Bible
Add not unto his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.

American King James Version
Add you not to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.

American Standard Version
Add thou not unto his words, Lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Add not any thing to his words, lest thou be reproved, and found a liar:

Darby Bible Translation
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

English Revised Version
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Webster's Bible Translation
Add thou not to his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

World English Bible
Don't you add to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.

Young's Literal Translation
Add not to His words, lest He reason with thee, And thou hast been found false.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

30:4, there is a prophetic notice of Him who came down from heaven to be our Instructor and Saviour, and then ascended into heaven to be our Advocate. The Messiah is here spoken of as a Person distinct from the Father, but his name as yet secret. The great Redeemer, in the glories of his providence and grace, cannot be found out to perfection. Had it not been for Christ, the foundations of the earth had sunk under the load of the curse upon the ground, for man's sin. Who, and what is the mighty One that doeth all this? There is not the least ground to suspect anything wanting in the word of God; adding to his words opens the way to errors and corruptions.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Add thou not unto his words. God's will, as announced in revelation, is to be simply accepted and acted upon, not watered down, not overstrained. This injunction had already been given in the old Law (Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32); it is repeated in the New Testament with awful emphasis (Revelation 22:18, 19). No human speculations or traditions may be mingled with God's words; the glosses and explanations and definitions, affixed by rabbinical ingenuity to plain enactments, and proved to be false in morality and fatal to vital religion, are a commentary on the succeeding sentence, Lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. The reproof is found in the consequences of such additions; the results to which they lead are such as show that no who asserts that these things are contained in the Word of God is a liar.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Add thou not unto his words,.... To the words of God; as the Jews did, by joining their oral law, or the traditions of the elders, to the written word, and preferring them before it; and as the Papists, by making their unwritten traditions, and the sense and determinations of their church, equal to the Scriptures; and as all enthusiasts do, who set up their pretended dreams, visions, revelations, and prophecies, upon a foot with the word of God, or as superior to it; whereas that is, and that only, the rule and standard of faith and practice, and is a sufficient and perfect one; see Deuteronomy 4:2;

lest he reprove thee; that is, God; either by words or by blows, by threatenings and denunciations of his wrath and displeasure; or by chastisements and corrections for such daring pride, blasphemy, and wickedness; those who add to his words, he threatens to add plagues unto them, Revelation 22:18;

and thou be found a liar; a forger, speaker, and spreader of doctrinal lies, such doctrines as are contrary to the word of truth; not being built on that, but upon human inventions, and additions to it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. Add … words—implying that his sole reliance was on God's all-sufficient teaching.

reprove thee—or, "convict thee"—and so the falsehood will appear.

Proverbs 30:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Words of Agur
5Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. 6Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar. 7Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die:…
Cross References
Revelation 22:18
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.

Revelation 22:19
And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

Deuteronomy 4:2
Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.

Deuteronomy 12:32
See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.

Proverbs 30:7
"Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die:
Treasury of Scripture

Add you not to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.

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Deuteronomy 4:2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall …

Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not …

Revelation 22:18,19 For I testify to every man that hears the words of the prophecy of …

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Job 13:7-9 Will you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him…

1 Corinthians 15:15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified …

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