Deuteronomy 10:20
New International Version
Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.

New Living Translation
You must fear the LORD your God and worship him and cling to him. Your oaths must be in his name alone.

English Standard Version
You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.

Berean Study Bible
You are to fear the LORD your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His name.

King James Bible
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

New King James Version
You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and to Him you shall hold fast, and take oaths in His name.

New American Standard Bible
You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.

NASB 1995
“You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.

NASB 1977
“You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.

Amplified Bible
You shall fear [and worship] the LORD your God [with awe-filled reverence and profound respect]; you shall serve Him and cling to Him [hold tightly to Him, be united with Him], and you shall swear [oaths] by His name.

Christian Standard Bible
You are to fear the LORD your God and worship him. Remain faithful to him and take oaths in his name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to fear Yahweh your God and worship Him. Remain faithful to Him and take oaths in His name.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt fear Jehovah thy God; him shalt thou serve; and to him shalt thou cleave, and by his name shalt thou swear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Stand in awe of LORD JEHOVAH your God and work for him and cleave to him and swear by his name.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt cleave to him, and shalt swear by his name.

Contemporary English Version
Respect the LORD your God, be faithful, and serve only him, making promises in his name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him only: to him thou shalt adhere, and shalt swear by his name.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve; and to him shalt thou cleave, and by his name shalt thou swear.

Good News Translation
Have reverence for the LORD your God and worship only him. Be faithful to him and make your promises in his name alone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Fear the LORD your God, worship him, be loyal to him, and take your oaths in his name.

International Standard Version
You are to fear the LORD your God and serve him. Cling to him and swear by his name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; Him shalt thou serve; and to Him shalt thou cleave, and by His name shalt thou swear.

Literal Standard Version
You fear your God YHWH, you serve Him, and you cleave to Him, and you swear by His Name.

NET Bible
Revere the LORD your God, serve him, be loyal to him and take oaths only in his name.

New Heart English Bible
You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve him; and you shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name.

World English Bible
You shall fear Yahweh your God; you shall serve him; and you shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name.

Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah thy God thou dost fear, Him thou dost serve, and to Him thou dost cleave, and by His name thou dost swear.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Call to Obedience
19So you also must love the foreigner, since you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt. 20 You are to fear the LORD your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His name. 21He is your praise and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome wonders that your eyes have seen.…

Cross References
Matthew 4:10
"Away from Me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Luke 4:8
But Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Exodus 20:7
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Deuteronomy 5:11
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Deuteronomy 6:13
Fear the LORD your God, serve Him only, and take your oaths in His name.

Deuteronomy 11:22
For if you carefully keep all these commandments I am giving you to follow--to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him--

Deuteronomy 13:4
You are to follow the LORD your God and fear Him. Keep His commandments and listen to His voice; serve Him and hold fast to Him.


Treasury of Scripture

You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him shall you hold, and swear by his name.

fear

Deuteronomy 6:13
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

Deuteronomy 13:4
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

Matthew 4:10
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

cleave

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

Deuteronomy 11:22
For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;

Deuteronomy 13:4
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

swear

Deuteronomy 6:13
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

Psalm 63:11
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Isaiah 45:23
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.









(20) Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve.--In the New Testament, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." It was our Lord's last answer to the tempter in the wilderness. The order of the Hebrew gives the emphasis. "Jehovah thy God shalt thou fear, Him shalt thou serve, and to Him shalt thou cleave;" "and (adds Rashi) after all these qualities are established in thee, then thou shalt swear by His name." At least His name would not be profaned in such a case.

Verse 20. - Reverting to his main theme, Moses anew exhorts Israel to fear Jehovah their God, and to show true reverence to him by serving him, by cleaving to him, and by swearing in his Name (cf. Deuteronomy 4:4; Deuteronomy 6:13; Acts 11:23). Such reverence was due from Israel to God, because of the great things he had done for them, and those terrible acts by which his mighty power had been displayed on their behalf.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You are to fear
תִּירָ֖א (tî·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

the LORD
יְהוָ֧ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֶ֛יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and serve Him.
תַעֲבֹ֑ד (ṯa·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

Hold fast to Him
תִדְבָּ֔ק (ṯiḏ·bāq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

and take your oaths
תִּשָּׁבֵֽעַ׃ (tiš·šā·ḇê·a‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

in His name.
וּבִשְׁמ֖וֹ (ū·ḇiš·mōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name


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