Exodus 34:14
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New International Version
Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

New Living Translation
You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.

English Standard Version
(for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),

Berean Study Bible
For you must not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

New American Standard Bible
-- for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God--

King James Bible
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Christian Standard Bible
Because the LORD is jealous for his reputation, you are never to bow down to another god. He is a jealous God.

Contemporary English Version
I demand your complete loyalty--you must not worship any other god!

Good News Translation
"Do not worship any other god, because I, the LORD, tolerate no rivals.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are never to bow down to another god because Yahweh, being jealous by nature, is a jealous God."

International Standard Version
indeed, you are not to bow down in worship to any other god, because the LORD's name is Jealous—he's a jealous God—

NET Bible
For you must not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

New Heart English Bible
for you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(Never worship any other god, because the LORD is a God who does not tolerate rivals. In fact, he is known for not tolerating rivals.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thou shalt bow down to no other god; for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God;

New American Standard 1977
—for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God—

Jubilee Bible 2000
for thou shalt worship no other god; for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

King James 2000 Bible
For you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

American King James Version
For you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

American Standard Version
for thou shalt worship no other god: for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Adore not any strange god. The Lord his name is Jealous, he is a jealous God.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou shalt worship no other God; for Jehovah -- Jealous is his name -- is a jealous God;

English Revised Version
for thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

World English Bible
for you shall worship no other god: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye do not bow yourselves to another god -- for Jehovah, whose name is Zealous, is a zealous God.
Study Bible
The LORD Renews the Covenant
13Rather, you must tear down their altars, smash their sacred stones, and chop down their Asherah poles. 14For you must not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. 15Do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you, and you will eat their sacrifices;…
Cross References
Exodus 20:3
You shall have no other gods before Me.

Exodus 20:5
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on their children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Deuteronomy 4:24
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Joshua 24:19
But Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD, for He is a holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your rebellion or your sins.

1 Kings 14:15
For the LORD will strike Israel as a reed is shaken in the water. He will uproot Israel from this good land that He gave their fathers and scatter them beyond the Euphrates, because they have made their Asherah poles, provoking the LORD to anger.

1 Kings 19:10
"I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of Hosts," he replied, "but the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I am the only one left, and they are seeking my life as well."

Ezekiel 23:25
And I will set My jealous rage against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and ears, and your survivors will fall by the sword. They will seize your sons and daughters, and your remnant will be consumed by fire.

Treasury of Scripture

For you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

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Deuteronomy 5:24 And you said, Behold, the LORD our God has showed us his glory and …

Deuteronomy 6:15 (For the LORD your God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger …

Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his …

Deuteronomy 32:16,21 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations …

Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve the LORD: for he …

Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is …

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?







(14) For thou shalt worship no other god.--The images, altars, and groves would, if retained, lead on to the worship of the gods to whom they were dedicated--indeed, they could be retained for no other purpose. Thus their destruction followed, as a corollary, from the second commandment.

Whose name is Jealous.--Comp. Exodus 20:5, and see Note 2 on that passage. Many attempts have been made to show that jealousy is unworthy of the Divine Nature; but that the one Only God, if there be but one Only God, should claim and exact under severe penalties an undivided allegiance is natural, reasonable, and in harmony with the most exalted conceptions of the Divine essence. If God looked with indifference upon idolatry, it would imply that He cared little for His human creatures: that, like the Deity of Epicurus, having once created man and the world, He thenceforth paid no attention to them.

Verse 14. - For thou shalt worship no other God. This is a reference to the Second Commandment (Exodus 20:5). The meaning is - "Thou shalt not spare the idolatrous emblems of the Canaanite nations, for thou couldst only do so to worship them, and thou art already forbidden to worship any other god beside me." The existence of the Decalogue and its binding nature, is assumed throughout this chapter For thou shall worship no other god,.... Than the Lord their God, the one only living and true God, which was the first command given to the people of Israel, and binding upon all men:

for the Lord whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God; his name and nature answer to one another; he admits of no rival or competitor in worship; he will not give his glory to another god, or one so called, nor his praise to graven images; and in this he is distinguished from all nominal and fictitious gods, who have many joined with them, and are rivals of them, which gives them no concern, because insensible; but it is otherwise with the Lord, who knows the dishonour done him, and resents it, and is as jealous of any worship being given to another, as the husband is of the honour of his marriage bed; for idolatry is spiritual adultery, as is suggested in the following verse. 34:10-17 The Israelites are commanded to destroy every monument of idolatry, however curious or costly; to refuse all alliance, friendship, or marriage with idolaters, and all idolatrous feasts; and they were reminded not with idolaters, and all idolatrous feats; and they were reminded not to repeat the crime of making molten images. Jealously is called the rage of a man, Pr 6:34; but in God it is holy and just displeasure. Those cannot worship God aright, who do not worship him only.
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