Deuteronomy 12:4
New International Version
You must not worship the LORD your God in their way.

New Living Translation
"Do not worship the LORD your God in the way these pagan peoples worship their gods.

English Standard Version
You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way.

Berean Study Bible
You shall not worship the LORD your God in this way.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not act like this toward the LORD your God.

King James Bible
Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't worship the LORD your God this way.

Contemporary English Version
Don't worship the LORD your God in the way those nations worship their gods.

Good News Translation
"Do not worship the LORD your God in the way that these people worship their gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't worship the LORD your God this way.

International Standard Version
"You must not act like this with respect to the LORD your God.

NET Bible
You must not worship the LORD your God the way they worship.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not do so to the LORD your God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never worship the LORD your God in the way they worship their gods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not act like this toward the LORD your God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not do so unto the LORD your God.

American King James Version
You shall not do so to the LORD your God.

American Standard Version
Ye shall not do so unto Jehovah your God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall not do so to the Lord your God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You shall not do so to the Lord your God:

Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not do so unto Jehovah your God;

English Revised Version
Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall not do so to the LORD your God.

World English Bible
You shall not do so to Yahweh your God.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not do so to Jehovah your God;
Study Bible
One Place for Worship
3Tear down their altars, smash their sacred pillars, burn up their Asherah poles, cut down the idols of their gods, and wipe out their names from every place. 4You shall not worship the LORD your God in this way. 5Instead, you must seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to establish as a dwelling for His Name, and there you must go.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:3
Tear down their altars, smash their sacred pillars, burn up their Asherah poles, cut down the idols of their gods, and wipe out their names from every place.

Deuteronomy 12:5
Instead, you must seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to establish as a dwelling for His Name, and there you must go.

1 Kings 14:15
For the LORD will strike Israel as a reed is shaken in the water. He will uproot Israel from this good land that He gave their fathers and scatter them beyond the Euphrates, because they have made their Asherah poles, provoking the LORD to anger.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall not do so to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 12:30,31
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise…

Deuteronomy 16:21,22
Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee…

Deuteronomy 20:18
That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.







Lexicon
You shall not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

worship
תַעֲשׂ֣וּן (ṯa·‘ă·śūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

the LORD
לַיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֵיכֶֽם׃ (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

in this way.
כֵּ֔ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus
(4) Ye shall not do so--i.e. shall not serve Him upon the high mountains, and hills, and under every green tree, after the manner of the nations.

Verses 4-6. - The heathen placed their altars and offered their worship wherever they thought fit, according to their notions of the deity and his service; but Israel was not to do so unto Jehovah their God: he himself would choose the places where he was to be worshipped, and there alone might they come with offering and service. As the revealed God - the God whose being and perfections had been made known, not by a vague revelation of him in nature merely, but expressly by his putting or recording his Name historically and locally among men (cf. Exodus 20:24) - so should there be a definite place chosen and appointed by him where he would come to receive the worship of his people, where he would record his Name, and where he would be known for a Refuge and a Helper to all who put their trust in him (Psalm 48:3; Psalm 76:1, etc.; Daniel 9:18). The Name of God is God himself as revealed; and he puts his Name on any place where he specially manifests himself as present (cf. 1 Kings 8:29), and which is consequently to be regarded as his habitation or dwelling-place. Hence the temple at Jerusalem was in later times known as the place of the Name of Jehovah (Isaiah 18:7), the dwelling-place of his glory (Psalm 26:8). But he is the God of the whole earth, and therefore, wherever he is pleased to reveal himself, in whatever place he makes his Name to be known, there he is to be worshipped. There is no reference in this passage to the temple at Jerusalem specially, as some have supposed; what is here enjoined is only a practical application of the Divine promise, that in all places where God would record his Name, there he would come to bless his people (Exodus 20:24). The reference here, therefore, is quite general, and applies to any place where, by the Divine appointment, the tabernacle might be set up and the worship of Jehovah instituted. Unto his habitation shall ye seek. To seek to any place means, primarily, to resort to it, to frequent it (cf. 2 Chronicles 1:5), but with the implied purpose of inquiring there for something, as for responses or oracles, when the place resorted to was that in which God had put his Name. 12:1-4 Moses comes to the statutes he had to give in charge to Israel; and begins with such as relate to the worship of God. The Israelites are charged not to bring the rites and usages of idolaters into the worship of God; not under colour of making it better. We cannot serve God and mammon; nor worship the true God and idols; nor depend upon Christ Jesus and upon superstitious or self-righteous confidences.
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