Deuteronomy 6:13
New International Version
Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.

New Living Translation
You must fear the LORD your God and serve him. When you take an oath, you must use only his name.

English Standard Version
It is the LORD your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear.

Berean Study Bible
Fear the LORD your God, serve Him only, and take your oaths in His name.

King James Bible
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

New King James Version
You shall fear the LORD your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.

New American Standard Bible
You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.

NASB 1995
“You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.

NASB 1977
“You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him, and swear by His name.

Amplified Bible
You shall fear [only] the LORD your God; and you shall serve Him [with awe-filled reverence and profound respect] and swear [oaths] by His name [alone].

Christian Standard Bible
Fear the LORD your God, worship him, and take your oaths in his name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Fear Yahweh your God, worship Him, and take your oaths in His name.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt fear Jehovah thy God; and him shalt thou serve, and shalt swear by his name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Stand in awe before LORD JEHOVAH your God and serve him and swear in his name.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve; and thou shalt cleave to him, and by his name thou shalt swear.

Contemporary English Version
Worship and obey the LORD your God with fear and trembling, and promise that you will be loyal to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take heed diligently lest thou forget the Lord, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and shalt serve him only, and thou shalt swear by his name.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; and him shalt thou serve, and shalt swear by his name.

Good News Translation
Honor the LORD your God, worship only him, and make your promises in his name alone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You must fear the LORD your God, serve him, and take your oaths only in his name.

International Standard Version
Fear the LORD your God, serve him, and make your oaths in his name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; and Him shalt thou serve, and by His name shalt thou swear.

Literal Standard Version
You fear your God YHWH, and you serve Him, and you swear by His Name.

NET Bible
You must revere the LORD your God, serve him, and take oaths using only his name.

New Heart English Bible
You shall fear the LORD your God; and you shall serve him only, and you shall cling to him, and take oaths by his name.

World English Bible
You shall fear Yahweh your God; and you shall serve him, and shall swear by his name.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah thy God thou dost fear, and Him thou dost serve, and by His name thou dost swear;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Greatest Commandment
12be careful not to forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 13 Fear the LORD your God, serve Him only, and take your oaths in His name. 14Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you.…

Cross References
Matthew 4:10
"Away from Me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Matthew 5:33
Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Do not break your oath, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.'

Luke 4:8
But Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Exodus 20:7
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Exodus 23:25
So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take away sickness from among you.

Deuteronomy 5:11
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Deuteronomy 10:20
You are to fear the LORD your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His name.


Treasury of Scripture

You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.

fear

Deuteronomy 6:2
That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 5:29
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

shalt swear

Leviticus 19:12
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Joshua 2:12
Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token:

Psalm 15:4
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.









(13) Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him.--Literally, Jehovah thy God thou shalt fear, and him shalt thou serve: i.e., Him only, as translated by the LXX., and cited by our Lord in His temptation. It is remarkable that all His answers to the tempter were taken not only from Deuteronomy, but from one and the same portion of Deuteronomy--Deuteronomy 5-10 inclusive--the portion which applies the principles of the Decalogue to Israel's life.

And shalt swear by his name.--Comp. Exodus 23:13. "Make no mention of the name of other gods." The principle was not unknown to the patriarchs. Laban appealed to the "God of Nahor," but "Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac" (Genesis 31:53). (Comp. Jeremiah 5:7 : "Thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by . . . no-gods.")

Verses 13-18. - Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God. The fear of the Lord - that reverent awe which is akin to love - is the beginning of wisdom and the foundation of piety; where it is in the heart it will lead to serving of the Lord in holy obedience; and they in whom it dwells will swear by his Name, recognizing his presence and omniscience, and not daring to asseverate anything but what they know to be true. Thus, really believing in God and reverently worshipping him, the Israelites would be careful not to go after other gods, or to give to any object that homage which is due unto Jehovah alone, knowing that this he will not endure or suffer with impunity; for he is a jealous God, and them that thus dishonor him he will destroy (Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 4:24, etc.). Thus also they should be kept from murmuring against God, and thereby tempting him - putting him, as it were, to the proof, and calling in question his presence and his power, as they had done at Massah (Exodus 17:1-7). Without this genuine religious principle there will be no sincere worship, no true reverence, no real obedience, rendered unto God. But where this dwells in the heart it will influence the whole life, so that the commandments of God shall be diligently kept, and that which is good and right in his sight shall be done.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Fear
תִּירָ֖א (tî·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

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

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

serve Him,
תַעֲבֹ֑ד (ṯa·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

and take your oaths
תִּשָּׁבֵֽעַ׃ (tiš·šā·ḇê·a‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

using only His name.
וּבִשְׁמ֖וֹ (ū·ḇiš·mōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name


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