Exodus 23:13
New International Version
"Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.

New Living Translation
"Pay close attention to all my instructions. You must not call on the name of any other gods. Do not even speak their names.

English Standard Version
“Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips.

Berean Study Bible
Pay close attention to everything I have said to you. You must not invoke the names of other gods; they must not be heard on your lips.

New American Standard Bible
"Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.

King James Bible
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
"Pay strict attention to everything I have said to you. You must not invoke the names of other gods; they must not be heard on your lips.

Contemporary English Version
Make certain that you obey everything I have said. Don't pray to other gods or even mention their names.

Good News Translation
"Listen to everything that I, the LORD, have said to you. Do not pray to other gods; do not even mention their names.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay strict attention to everything I have said to you. You must not invoke the names of other gods; they must not be heard on your lips."

International Standard Version
"Be careful about everything I've told you, and don't mention the name of other gods. Don't let them be heard in your mouth!"

NET Bible
"Pay attention to do everything I have told you, and do not even mention the names of other gods--do not let them be heard on your lips.

New Heart English Bible
"Be careful to do all things that I have said to you; and do not invoke the name of other gods, neither let them be heard out of your mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Be careful [to do] everything I told you. "Never mention the names of other gods or let them be heard on your lips.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And in all things that I have said unto you take ye heed; and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

New American Standard 1977
“Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in all things that I have said unto you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

American King James Version
And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

American Standard Version
And in all things that I have said unto you take ye heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and ye shall make no mention of the name of other gods, neither shall they be heard out of your mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep all things that I have said to you. And by the name of strange gods you shall not swear, neither shall it be heard out of your mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall be on your guard as to everything that I have said unto you; and shall make no mention of the name of other gods -- it shall not be heard in thy mouth.

English Revised Version
And in all things that I have said unto you take ye heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make no mention of the names of other gods, neither let it be heard from thy mouth.

World English Bible
"Be careful to do all things that I have said to you; and don't invoke the name of other gods, neither let them be heard out of your mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
and in all that which I have said unto you ye do take heed; and the name of other gods ye do not mention; it is not heard on thy mouth.
Study Bible
Sabbath Laws
12For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you must cease, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your maidservant may be refreshed, as well as the foreign resident. 13Pay close attention to everything I have said to you. You must not invoke the names of other gods; they must not be heard on your lips.
Cross References
1 Timothy 4:16
Pay close attention to your life and to your teaching. Persevere in these things, for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

Exodus 23:24
You must not bow down to their gods or serve them or follow their practices. Instead, you are to demolish them and smash their sacred stones to pieces.

Exodus 23:32
You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods.

Deuteronomy 4:9
Only be on your guard and diligently watch yourselves, so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen, and so that they do not slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and grandchildren.

Deuteronomy 4:23
Be careful that you do not forget the covenant of the LORD your God that He made with you; do not make an idol for yourselves in the form of anything He has forbidden you.

Deuteronomy 12:3
Tear down their altars, smash their sacred pillars, burn up their Asherah poles, cut down the idols of their gods, and wipe out their names from every place.

Joshua 23:7
So you are not to associate with these nations remaining among you. Do not call on the names of their gods or swear by them, and you must not serve them or bow down to them.

Psalm 16:4
Sorrows will multiply to those who chase other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood, or speak their names with my lips.

Hosea 2:17
For I will remove from her lips the names of the Baals; no longer will their names be invoked.

Zechariah 13:2
And on that day, declares the LORD of Hosts, I will erase the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered. I will also remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.

Treasury of Scripture

And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

be circumspect

Deuteronomy 4:9,15
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; …

Joshua 22:5
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Joshua 23:11
Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.

make no mention

Numbers 32:38
And Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other names unto the cities which they builded.

Deuteronomy 12:3
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.

Joshua 23:7
That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:







Lexicon
Pay close attention
תִּשָּׁמֵ֑רוּ (tiš·šā·mê·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

to everything
וּבְכֹ֛ל (ū·ḇə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

I have said
אָמַ֥רְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to you.
אֲלֵיכֶ֖ם (’ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

invoke
תַזְכִּ֔ירוּ (ṯaz·kî·rū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

the names
וְשֵׁ֨ם (wə·šêm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

of other
אֲחֵרִים֙ (’ă·ḥê·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 312: Hinder, next, other

gods;
אֱלֹהִ֤ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

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

be heard
יִשָּׁמַ֖ע (yiš·šā·ma‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

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

your lips.
פִּֽיךָ׃ (pî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to
(13) Be circumspect.--Rather, take heed. The verb used is a very common one.

Make no mention of the name of other gods.--The Jewish commentators understand swearing by the name of other gods to be the thing here forbidden, and so the Vulg., "per nomen exterorum deorum non jurabitis." But the words used reach far beyond this. Contempt for the "gods of the nations" was to be shown by ignoring their very names. They were not to be spoken of, unless by preachers in the way of warning, or by historians when the facts of history could not be otherwise set forth. Moses himself mentions Baal (Numbers 22:41), Baal-peor (Numbers 25:3; Numbers 25:5), Chemosh (Numbers 21:29), and Moloch (Leviticus 20:2-5; Leviticus 23:21).

23:10-19 Every seventh year the land was to rest. They must not plough or sow it; what the earth produced of itself, should be eaten, and not laid up. This law seems to have been intended to teach dependence on Providence, and God's faithfulness in sending the larger increase while they kept his appointments. It was also typical of the heavenly rest, when all earthly labours, cares, and interests shall cease for ever. All respect to the gods of the heathen is strictly forbidden. Since idolatry was a sin to which the Israelites leaned, they must blot out the remembrance of the gods of the heathen. Solemn religious attendance on God, in the place which he should choose, is strictly required. They must come together before the Lord. What a good Master do we serve, who has made it our duty to rejoice before him! Let us devote with pleasure to the service of God that portion of our time which he requires, and count his sabbaths and ordinances to be a feast unto our souls. They were not to come empty-handed; so now, we must not come to worship God empty-hearted; our souls must be filled with holy desires toward him, and dedications of ourselves to him; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
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