Deuteronomy 5:32
New International Version
So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.

New Living Translation
So Moses told the people, "You must be careful to obey all the commands of the LORD your God, following his instructions in every detail.

English Standard Version
You shall be careful therefore to do as the LORD your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Berean Study Bible
So be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or to the left.

New American Standard Bible
"So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left.

King James Bible
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Christian Standard Bible
"Be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or the left.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, you must carefully obey the LORD's commands.

Good News Translation
"People of Israel, be sure that you do everything that the LORD your God has commanded you. Do not disobey any of his laws.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or the left.

International Standard Version
You must be careful to do what the LORD your God commanded you, turning neither to the left nor to the right.

NET Bible
Be careful, therefore, to do exactly what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn right or left!

New Heart English Bible
You shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you. Never stop living this way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you; ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

New American Standard 1977
“So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye shall observe to do, therefore, as the LORD your God has commanded you; ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

American King James Version
You shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

American Standard Version
Ye shall observe to do therefore as Jehovah your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye shall take heed to do as the Lord thy God commanded thee; ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep therefore and do the things which the Lord God hath commanded you: you shall not go aside neither to the right hand, nor to the left.

Darby Bible Translation
Take heed then to do as Jehovah your God hath commanded you: turn not aside to the right hand or to the left.

English Revised Version
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

World English Bible
You shall observe to do therefore as Yahweh your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye have observed to do as Jehovah your God hath commanded you, ye turn not aside -- right or left;
Study Bible
Moses Intercedes for the People
31But you stand here with Me, that I may speak to you all the commandments and statutes and ordinances you are to teach them to follow in the land I am giving them to possess.” 32So be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or to the left. 33You must walk in all the ways that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land you will possess.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:20
Then his heart will not be exalted above his countrymen, and he will not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or to the left, in order that he and his sons may reign many years over his kingdom in Israel.

Deuteronomy 28:14
Do not turn aside to the right or to the left from any of the words I command you today, and do not go after other gods to serve them.

Joshua 1:7
Above all, be strong and very courageous. Be careful to observe all the law My servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may prosper wherever you go.

Joshua 23:6
Be very strong, then, so that you can keep and obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, not turning aside from it to the right or to the left.

2 Kings 17:37
And you must always be careful to observe the statutes, ordinances, laws, and commandments He wrote for you. Do not worship other gods.

2 Kings 22:2
And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in all the ways of David his forefather; he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Proverbs 4:27
Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your feet away from evil.

Ezekiel 20:19
I am the LORD your God; walk in My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

observe

Deuteronomy 6:3,25
Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey…

Deuteronomy 8:1
All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.

Deuteronomy 11:32
And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.

ye shall not

Deuteronomy 4:1,2
Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you…

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

Deuteronomy 17:20
That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.







Lexicon
So be careful
וּשְׁמַרְתֶּ֣ם (ū·šə·mar·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

to do
לַעֲשׂ֔וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

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

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

has commanded you;
צִוָּ֛ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

you are not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to turn aside
תָסֻ֖רוּ (ṯā·su·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

to the right
יָמִ֥ין (yā·mîn)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south

or to the left.
וּשְׂמֹֽאל׃ (ū·śə·mōl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand
Verses 32, 33. - Moses winds up this part of his discourse by exhorting them to observe and do all God's commandments, not in any way departing from that course of action to which he had called them, that they might live, and it should be well with them in the land they were about to possess. Verse 32. - To the right hand or to the left. "This signifieth an exact care to walk in God's Law, as in the highway, from which men may not turn aside, as in Deuteronomy 2:27" (Ainsworth); cf. Deuteronomy 17:11, 20; Deuteronomy 28:14; Joshua 1:7; Proverbs 4:27; Isaiah 30:21. "To receive what God enjoins is only half obedience; it belongs thereto also that nothing be required beyond this. We must not desire to be more righteous than as we are taught by the Law" (Calvin).



5:23-33 Moses refers to the consternation caused by the terror with which the law was given. God's appearances have always been terrible to man, ever since the fall; but Christ, having taken away sin, invites us to come boldly to the throne of grace. They were in a good mind, under the strong convictions of the word they heard. Many have their consciences startled by the law who have them not purified; fair promises are extorted from them, but no good principles are fixed and rooted in them. God commended what they said. He desires the welfare and salvation of poor sinners. He has given abundant proof that he does so; he gives us time and space to repent. He has sent his Son to redeem us, promised his Spirit to those who pray for him, and has declared that he has no pleasure in the ruin of sinners. It would be well with many, if there were always such a heart in them, as there seems to be sometimes; when they are under conviction of sin, or the rebukes of providence, or when they come to look death in the face. The only way to be happy, is to be holy. Say to the righteous, It shall be well with them. Let believers make it more and more their study and delight, to do as the Lord God hath commanded.
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