Leviticus 20:23
New International Version
You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.

New Living Translation
Do not live according to the customs of the people I am driving out before you. It is because they do these shameful things that I detest them.

English Standard Version
And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation that I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I detested them.

Berean Study Bible
You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.

New American Standard Bible
'Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.

King James Bible
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Christian Standard Bible
You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.

Contemporary English Version
The nations I am chasing out did these disgusting things, and I hated them for it, so don't follow their example.

Good News Translation
Do not adopt the customs of the people who live there; I am driving out those pagans so that you can enter the land. They have disgusted me with all their evil practices.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.

International Standard Version
You are not to live by the customs of the nations, whom I've cast away right in front of you. Because they did all of these things, I detested them.

NET Bible
You must not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am about to drive out before you, because they have done all these things and I am filled with disgust against them.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I am casting out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never follow the practices of the people I am forcing out of your way. I cannot stand them because they did all these things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I am casting out before you; for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

New American Standard 1977
‘Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I shall drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye shall not walk in the practices of the Gentiles which I shall cast out before you; for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

American King James Version
And you shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

American Standard Version
And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Walk not after the laws of the nations, which I will cast out before you. For they have done all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation which I am casting out before you; for all these things have they done, and they became an abomination to me.

English Revised Version
And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nations which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

World English Bible
You shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I am casting out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye walk not in the statutes of the nation which I am sending away from before you, for all these they have done, and I am wearied with them;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Keep All My Decrees
22You are therefore to keep all My statutes and ordinances, so that the land where I am bringing you to live will not vomit you out. 23You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them. 24But I have said to you, “You will inherit their land, since I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the LORD your God, who has set you apart from the peoples.…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:3
You shall not follow the practices of the land of Egypt, where you used to live, or the practices of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. You must not walk in their customs.

Leviticus 18:25
Even the land has become defiled, so I am punishing it for its sin, and the land will vomit out its inhabitants.

Jeremiah 10:2
This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by the signs in the heavens, although the nations are terrified by them.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

in the manners

Leviticus 18:3,24,30 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelled, shall …

Deuteronomy 12:30,31 Take heed to yourself that you be not snared by following them, after …

Jeremiah 10:1,2 Hear you the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel…

therefore

Leviticus 18:27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which …

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, …

Psalm 78:59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …







Lexicon
You must not
וְלֹ֤א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

follow
תֵֽלְכוּ֙ (ṯê·lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

the statutes
בְּחֻקֹּ֣ת (bə·ḥuq·qōṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2708: Something prescribed, an enactment, statute

of the nations
הַגּ֔וֹי (hag·gō·w)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am driving out
מְשַׁלֵּ֖חַ (mə·šal·lê·aḥ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

before you,
מִפְּנֵיכֶ֑ם (mip·pə·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

for
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they did
עָשׂ֔וּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these things,
אֵ֙לֶּה֙ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

and I abhorred them.
וָאָקֻ֖ץ (wā·’ā·quṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6973: To feel a loathing, abhorrence, or sickening dread
20:10-27 These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.
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