New Living Translation
Don't go back to worshiping worthless idols that cannot help or rescue you--they are totally useless!
King James Bible
And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
Darby Bible Translation
and turn ye not aside; for it would be after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
World English Bible
Don't turn aside; for [then you would go] after vain things which can't profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye do not turn aside after the vain things which do not profit nor deliver, for they are vain,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:21 Turn aside - After idols; as they had often done before; and, notwithstanding this warning, did afterwards. Vain things - So idols are called, Deut 32:21 Jer 2:5, and so they are, being mere nothings, having no power in them; no influence upon us, nor use or benefit to us.
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"Friends, why are you doing this? We are merely human beings--just like you! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.
"But be careful. Don't let your heart be deceived so that you turn away from the LORD and serve and worship other gods.
See, they are all foolish, worthless things. All your idols are as empty as the wind.
"What good is an idol carved by man, or a cast image that deceives you? How foolish to trust in your own creation--a god that can't even talk!
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