Deuteronomy 4:3
New International Version
You saw with your own eyes what the LORD did at Baal Peor. The LORD your God destroyed from among you everyone who followed the Baal of Peor,

New Living Translation
“You saw for yourself what the LORD did to you at Baal-peor. There the LORD your God destroyed everyone who had worshiped Baal, the god of Peor.

English Standard Version
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did at Baal-peor, for the LORD your God destroyed from among you all the men who followed the Baal of Peor.

Berean Study Bible
Your 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.

King James Bible
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.

New King James Version
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did at Baal Peor; for the LORD your God has destroyed from among you all the men who followed Baal of Peor.

New American Standard Bible
Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.

NASB 1995
"Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.

NASB 1977
“Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.

Amplified Bible
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did at Baal-peor; for all the men who followed [and participated in the worship of] Baal of Peor, the LORD your God destroyed them from among you,

Christian Standard Bible
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did at Baal-peor, for the LORD your God destroyed every one of you who followed Baal of Peor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did at Baal-peor, for the LORD your God destroyed every one of you who followed Baal of Peor.

American Standard Version
Your eyes have seen what Jehovah did because of Baal-peor; for all the men that followed Baal-peor, Jehovah thy God hath destroyed them from the midst of thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your eyes have seen everything that LORD JEHOVAH did to Baal Peor, because every man who goes after Baal Peor, LORD JEHOVAH your God shall destroy him from among you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Your eyes have seen all that the Lord our God did in the case of Beel-phegor; for every man that went after Beel-phegor, the Lord your God has utterly destroyed him from among you.

Contemporary English Version
You saw how he killed everyone who worshiped the god Baal Peor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Your eyes have seen all that the Lord hath done against Beelphegor, how he hath destroyed all his worshippers from among you.

English Revised Version
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal-peor: for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from the midst of thee.

Good News Translation
You yourselves saw what the LORD did at Mount Peor. He destroyed everyone who worshiped Baal there,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With your own eyes you saw what the LORD did at Baal Peor. The LORD your God destroyed everyone among you who worshiped the god Baal while you were at Peor.

International Standard Version
You saw with your own eyes what he did in Baal Peor. The LORD your God exterminated from among you every man who followed Baal of Peor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did in Baal-peor; for all the men that followed the Baal of Peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from the midst of thee.

Literal Standard Version
Your eyes are seeing that which YHWH has done in Ba‘al-Peor, for every man who has gone after Ba‘al-Peor, your God YHWH has destroyed him from your midst;

NET Bible
You have witnessed what the LORD did at Baal Peor, how he eradicated from your midst everyone who followed Baal Peor.

New Heart English Bible
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal Peor; for all the men who followed Baal Peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from the midst of you.

World English Bible
Your eyes have seen what Yahweh did because of Baal Peor; for all the men who followed Baal Peor, Yahweh your God has destroyed them from the midst of you.

Young's Literal Translation
'Your eyes are seeing that which Jehovah hath done in Baal-Peor, for every man who hath gone after Baal-Peor, Jehovah thy God hath destroyed him from thy midst;

Additional Translations ...
Context
An Exhortation to Obedience
2You must not add to or subtract from what I command you, so that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that 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. 4But you who held fast to the LORD your God are alive to this day, every one of you.…

Cross References
Numbers 25:1
While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with the daughters of Moab,

Deuteronomy 4:4
But you who held fast to the LORD your God are alive to this day, every one of you.

Psalm 106:28
They yoked themselves to Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods.

Ezekiel 20:18
In the wilderness I said to their children: 'Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers or keep their ordinances or defile yourselves with their idols.


Treasury of Scripture

Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.

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Numbers 25:1-9
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab…

Numbers 31:16
Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

Joshua 22:17
Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the congregation of the LORD,









(3) Your eyes have seen.--Literally, your eyes are they that see--i.e., you are witnesses of these things. The men who perished by the plague because of the iniquity of Beth peor--to the number of 24,000--seem to have been all members of the younger generation; for they had already passed the brook Zered. (See on Deuteronomy 2:13.)

Verses 3, 4. - The people had had personal experience of the danger, on the one hand, of transgressing, and the benefit, on the other, of keeping God's Law; they had seen how those who sinned in worshipping Baal-peer were destroyed (Numbers 25:3, 9), whilst those who remained faithful to the Lord were kept alive. This experience the people had had only lately before, so that a reference to it would be all the more impressive. Baal-peor, the idol whose cultus was observed at Peor. Baal (Bal, Be cf., Bel, Lord) was the common name of the supreme deity among the northern of the Semitic-speaking people, the Canaanites, the Phoenicians, the Aramaeans, and the Assyrians. There were thus many Baals. Followed: walked after; a common Biblical expression for religious adherence and service (cf. Jeremiah 8:2; Jeremiah 9:14; and with a different formula, Numbers 32:12; Deuteronomy 1:36; Joshua 14:8; Judges 2:12, etc.). Ye that did cleave unto Jehovah your God. "To cleave unto one" is expressive of the closest, most intimate attachment and communion (cf. Genesis 2:24; Isaiah 14:1). The phrase is frequently used of devotion to the service and worship of the true God (cf. Deuteronomy 10:20; Joshua 22:5; Joshua 23:8; Acts 2:23, etc.); here it expresses the contrast between the conduct of those who remained faithful to Jehovah and those who forsook him to worship Baal. Are alive every one of you this day. "Thus they that keep themselves pure in general defections, are saved from the common destruction (Ezekiel 9:4-6; 2 Timothy 2:19; Revelation 20:4)" (Ainsworth).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your eyes
עֵֽינֵיכֶם֙ (‘ê·nê·ḵem)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine plural
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

have seen
הָֽרֹאֹ֔ת (hā·rō·’ōṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

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

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

did
עָשָׂ֥ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

at Baal-peor,
פְּע֑וֹר (pə·‘ō·wr)
Conjunction
Strong's 1187: Baal of Peor', a Moabite god

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

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

destroyed
הִשְׁמִיד֛וֹ (hiš·mî·ḏōw)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed

from among you
מִקִּרְבֶּֽךָ׃ (miq·qir·be·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center

all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

followed
הָלַךְ֙ (hā·laḵ)
Preposition
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

Baal of Peor.
פְּע֔וֹר (pə·‘ō·wr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1187: Baal of Peor', a Moabite god


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