Deuteronomy 4:2
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Do not add to or subtract from these commands I am giving you. Just obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you.

English Standard Version
You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you.

Berean Study Bible
You must not add to or subtract from what I command you, so that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God I am giving you.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

King James Bible
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Christian Standard Bible
You must not add anything to what I command you or take anything away from it, so that you may keep the commands of the LORD your God I am giving you.

Contemporary English Version
and now he is your God. I am telling you everything he has commanded, so don't add anything or take anything away.

Good News Translation
Do not add anything to what I command you, and do not take anything away. Obey the commands of the LORD your God that I have given you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not add anything to what I command you or take anything away from it, so that you may keep the commands of the LORD your God I am giving you.

International Standard Version
Do not add or subtract a thing to what I'm commanding you. Observe the commands of the LORD your God.

NET Bible
Do not add a thing to what I command you nor subtract from it, so that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I am delivering to you.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never add anything to what I command you, or take anything away from it. Then you will be able to obey the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish anything from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

American King James Version
You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

American Standard Version
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, and ye shall not take from it: keep the commandments of the Lord our God, all that I command you this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You shall not add to the word that I speak to you, neither shall you take away from it: keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye take from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.

English Revised Version
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

World English Bible
You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye do not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor diminish from it, to keep the commands of Jehovah your God which I am commanding you.
Study Bible
An Exhortation to Obedience
1Hear now, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances I am teaching you to follow so that you may live, enter, and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2You must not add to or subtract from what I command you, so that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God I am giving you. 3Your eyes have seen what the LORD did at Baal-peor, for the LORD your God destroyed from among you all who followed Baal of Peor.…
Cross References
Revelation 22:18
I testify to everyone who hears the words of prophecy in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.

Revelation 22:19
And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

Deuteronomy 1:3
In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites everything that the LORD had commanded him concerning them.

Deuteronomy 4:5
See, I have taught you statutes and ordinances just as the LORD my God has commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are about to enter and possess.

Deuteronomy 4:14
At that time the LORD commanded me to teach you the statutes and ordinances you are to follow in the land into which you are crossing to possess.

Deuteronomy 4:40
Keep His statutes and commandments, which I am giving you today, so that you and your children after you may prosper, and that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you for all time."

Deuteronomy 12:32
See that you do everything I command you; do not add to it or subtract from it.

Deuteronomy 33:4
the law that Moses gave us, the possession of the congregation of Jacob.

Psalm 78:7
that they should put their confidence in God, not forgetting His works, but keeping His commandments.

Proverbs 30:6
Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and prove you a liar.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.

Jeremiah 26:2
"This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the LORD's house and speak all the words I have commanded you to speak to all the cities of Judah who come to worship there. Do not omit a word.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 12:32
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Joshua 1:7
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

Proverbs 30:6
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.







Lexicon
You must not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

add
תֹסִ֗פוּ (ṯō·si·p̄ū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

or subtract
תִגְרְע֖וּ (ṯiḡ·rə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1639: To scrape off, to shave, remove, lessen, withhold

from
מִמֶּ֑נּוּ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

what
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I
אָנֹכִי֙ (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

command
מְצַוֶּ֣ה (mə·ṣaw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

you,
אֶתְכֶ֔ם (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

so that you may keep
לִשְׁמֹ֗ר (liš·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the commandments
מִצְוֺת֙ (miṣ·wōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

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

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

I
אָנֹכִ֖י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

am giving you.
מְצַוֶּ֥ה (mə·ṣaw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order
(2) Ye shall not add unto the word.--The word, not "the words." The word is the substance of the Law. The words in which it is expressed may be more or less. The law of Moses contains in it the germ of all revelation to the very end.

4:1-23 The power and love of God to Israel are here made the ground and reason of a number of cautions and serious warnings; and although there is much reference to their national covenant, yet all may be applied to those who live under the gospel. What are laws made for but to be observed and obeyed? Our obedience as individuals cannot merit salvation; but it is the only evidence that we are partakers of the gift of God, which is eternal life through Jesus Christ, Considering how many temptations we are compassed with, and what corrupt desires we have in our bosoms, we have great need to keep our hearts with all diligence. Those cannot walk aright, who walk carelessly. Moses charges particularly to take heed of the sin of idolatry. He shows how weak the temptation would be to those who thought aright; for these pretended gods, the sun, moon, and stars, were only blessings which the Lord their God had imparted to all nations. It is absurd to worship them; shall we serve those that were made to serve us? Take heed lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God. We must take heed lest at any time we forget our religion. Care, caution, and watchfulness, are helps against a bad memory.
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