Deuteronomy 23:6
New International Version
Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them as long as you live.

New Living Translation
As long as you live, you must never promote the welfare and prosperity of the Ammonites or Moabites.

English Standard Version
You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever.

Berean Study Bible
You are not to seek peace or prosperity from them as long as you live.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.

New King James Version
You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.

New American Standard Bible
You shall never seek their peace or their prosperity all your days.

NASB 1995
“You shall never seek their peace or their prosperity all your days.

NASB 1977
“You shall never seek their peace or their prosperity all your days.

Amplified Bible
You shall never seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days.

Christian Standard Bible
Never pursue their welfare or prosperity as long as you live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Never seek their peace or prosperity as long as you live.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not desire their peace and their good all the days of your life, forever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt not speak peaceably or profitably to them all thy days for ever.

Contemporary English Version
Don't even think of signing a peace treaty with Moab or Ammon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not make peace with them, neither shalt thou seek their prosperity all the days of thy life for ever.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.

Good News Translation
As long as you are a nation, never do anything to help these nations or to make them prosperous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never offer them peace or friendship as long as you live.

International Standard Version
Don't seek a peace treaty with them as long as you live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.

Literal Standard Version
you do not seek their peace and their good all your days—for all time.

NET Bible
You must not seek peace and prosperity for them through all the ages to come.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.

World English Bible
You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.

Young's Literal Translation
thou dost not seek their peace and their good all thy days -- to the age.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Exclusion from the Congregation
5Yet the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam, and the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you. 6You are not to seek peace or prosperity from them as long as you live. 7Do not despise an Edomite, for he is your brother. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land.…

Cross References
Ezra 9:12
Now, therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Never seek their peace or prosperity, so that you may be strong and may eat the good things of the land, leaving it as an inheritance to your sons forever.'

Daniel 4:27
Therefore, may my advice be pleasing to you, O king. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity."


Treasury of Scripture

You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days for ever.

Thou shalt

2 Samuel 8:2
And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

2 Samuel 12:31
And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.

Ezra 9:12
Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

prosperity [heb] good









Verse 6. - Israel was not to seek, i.e. care for and use means to promote, the welfare of these nations. Individuals, however, of these nations might be naturalized in Israel, and as proselytes enter the congregation, as the case of Ruth proves. It was against the nations, as such, that this ban was directed, and this they had brought on themselves by choosing to be enemies of Israel when they might have been friends and allies.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You are not to
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

seek
תִדְרֹ֥שׁ (ṯiḏ·rōš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

peace
שְׁלֹמָ֖ם (šə·lō·mām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

or prosperity from them
וְטֹבָתָ֑ם (wə·ṭō·ḇā·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

as long as you live.
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every


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