2 Kings 17:37
New International Version
You must always be careful to keep the decrees and regulations, the laws and commands he wrote for you. Do not worship other gods.

New Living Translation
Be careful at all times to obey the decrees, regulations, instructions, and commands that he wrote for you. You must not worship other gods.

English Standard Version
And the statutes and the rules and the law and the commandment that he wrote for you, you shall always be careful to do. You shall not fear other gods,

Berean Study Bible
And you must always be careful to observe the statutes, ordinances, laws, and commandments He wrote for you. Do not worship other gods.

King James Bible
And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.

New King James Version
And the statutes, the ordinances, the law, and the commandment which He wrote for you, you shall be careful to observe forever; you shall not fear other gods.

New American Standard Bible
And the statutes, the ordinances, the Law, and the commandment which He wrote for you, you shall take care to do always; and you shall not fear other gods.

NASB 1995
“The statutes and the ordinances and the law and the commandment which He wrote for you, you shall observe to do forever; and you shall not fear other gods.

NASB 1977
“And the statutes and the ordinances and the law and the commandment, which He wrote for you, you shall observe to do forever; and you shall not fear other gods.

Amplified Bible
The statutes and the ordinances and the law and the commandment which He wrote for you [by the hand of Moses], you shall observe and do forever. You shall not fear (worship, serve) other gods.

Christian Standard Bible
You are to be careful always to observe the statutes, the ordinances, the law, and the commandments he wrote for you; do not fear other gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to be careful always to observe the statutes, the ordinances, the law, and the commandments He wrote for you; do not fear other gods.

American Standard Version
and the statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the covenants and the judgments and the laws and the commandments that he wrote to you, keep and do all the days. You shall not be in awe of other gods.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall observe continually the ordinances, and the judgments, and the law, and the commandments which he wrote for you to do; and ye shall not fear other gods.

Contemporary English Version
Never worship any other god, always obey my laws and teachings,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the ceremonies, and judgments, and law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, you shall observe to do them always: and you shall not fear strange gods.

English Revised Version
and the statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods:

Good News Translation
You shall always obey the laws and commands that I wrote for you. You shall not obey other gods,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Faithfully obey the laws, rules, teachings, and commands that he wrote for you: 'Never worship other gods.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, you are to be careful to observe forever the statutes, ordinances, law, and the commandment that he wrote for you. And you are not to fear other gods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and the statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment, which He wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods;

Literal Standard Version
and the statutes, and the judgments, and the Law, and the command, that He wrote for you, you observe to do all the days, and you do not fear other gods;

NET Bible
You must carefully obey at all times the rules, regulations, law, and commandments he wrote down for you. You must not worship other gods.

New Heart English Bible
The statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment, which he wrote for you, you shall observe to do forevermore. You shall not fear other gods.

World English Bible
The statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment, which he wrote for you, you shall observe to do forevermore. You shall not fear other gods.

Young's Literal Translation
and the statutes, and the judgments, and the law, and the command, that He wrote for you, ye observe to do all the days, and ye do not fear other gods;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Cities Resettled by Foreigners
36Instead, worship the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt with great power and an outstretched arm. You are to bow down to Him and offer sacrifices to Him. 37And you must always be careful to observe the statutes, ordinances, laws, and commandments He wrote for you. Do not worship other gods. 38Do not forget the covenant I have made with you. Do not worship other gods,…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 5:32
So be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or to the left.

2 Kings 17:38
Do not forget the covenant I have made with you. Do not worship other gods,


Treasury of Scripture

And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, you shall observe to do for ever more; and you shall not fear other gods.

the statutes

Leviticus 19:37
Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:4,45
But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day…

Deuteronomy 5:31-33
But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it…

wrote for you

Deuteronomy 31:9,11
And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel…

Nehemiah 9:13,14
Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments: …

and ye shall not

2 Kings 17:35
With whom the LORD had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them:









Verse 37. - And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the Law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you - i.e., which, by his Providence, were given you in a written form (comp. Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 31:9; Joshua 8:34) - ye shall observe to do forevermore (comp. Leviticus 18:4, 5; Leviticus 19:37; Deuteronomy 4:6; Deuteronomy 5:1; Deuteronomy 6:24, 25, etc.); and ye shall not fear other gods (see the comment on ver. 35).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

you must always
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

be careful
תִּשְׁמְר֥וּן (tiš·mə·rūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

to observe
לַעֲשׂ֖וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the statutes,
הַחֻקִּ֨ים (ha·ḥuq·qîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

ordinances,
הַמִּשְׁפָּטִ֜ים (ham·miš·pā·ṭîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

laws,
וְהַתּוֹרָ֤ה (wə·hat·tō·w·rāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

and commandments
וְהַמִּצְוָה֙ (wə·ham·miṣ·wāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4687: Commandment

He wrote
כָּתַ֣ב (kā·ṯaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

for you.
לָכֶ֔ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

Do not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

worship
תִֽירְא֖וּ (ṯî·rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

other
אֲחֵרִֽים׃ (’ă·ḥê·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

gods.
אֱלֹהִ֥ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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