Deuteronomy 17:17
Modern Translations
New International Version
He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.

New Living Translation
The king must not take many wives for himself, because they will turn his heart away from the LORD. And he must not accumulate large amounts of wealth in silver and gold for himself.

English Standard Version
And he shall not acquire many wives for himself, lest his heart turn away, nor shall he acquire for himself excessive silver and gold.

Berean Study Bible
He must not take many wives for himself, lest his heart go astray. He must not accumulate for himself large amounts of silver and gold.

New American Standard Bible
And he shall not acquire many wives for himself, so that his heart does not turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

NASB 1995
"He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

NASB 1977
“Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

Amplified Bible
He shall not acquire multiple wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away [from God]; nor [for the same reason] shall he acquire great amounts of silver and gold.

Christian Standard Bible
He must not acquire many wives for himself so that his heart won’t go astray. He must not acquire very large amounts of silver and gold for himself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He must not acquire many wives for himself so that his heart won't go astray. He must not acquire very large amounts of silver and gold for himself.

Contemporary English Version
And the king must not have a lot of wives--they might tempt him to be unfaithful to the LORD. Finally, the king must not try to get huge amounts of silver and gold.

Good News Translation
The king is not to have many wives, because this would make him turn away from the LORD; and he is not to make himself rich with silver and gold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king must never have a large number of wives, or he will turn away [from God]. And he must never own a lot of gold and silver.

International Standard Version
Also, he must not accumulate wives for himself (otherwise, his affection will become diverted), nor accumulate for himself excessive quantities of silver and gold.

NET Bible
Furthermore, he must not marry many wives lest his affections turn aside, and he must not accumulate much silver and gold.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

New King James Version
Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

New Heart English Bible
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

World English Bible
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

American King James Version
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

American Standard Version
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

A Faithful Version
Nor shall he multiply wives to himself, so that his heart does not turn away. Nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold to himself.

Darby Bible Translation
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

English Revised Version
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart may turn not away: neither shall he greatly accumulate to himself silver and gold.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Neither shall hee take him many wiues, lest his heart turne away, neither shal he gather him much siluer and golde.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Also he ought not to multiplie wyues to him selfe, lest his heart turne away, neither shall he gather hym siluer and golde to much.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
He shall not haue many wyues also, that his hert be not turned awaye. Nether shal he gather him syluer and golde to moch.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Also he shall not haue to many wyues, lest his hert turne awaye, nether shall he gather him syluer and godlde to moch.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And he does not multiply wives for himself, and his heart does not turn aside, and he does not exceedingly multiply silver and gold for himself.

Young's Literal Translation
And he doth not multiply to himself wives, and his heart doth not turn aside, and silver and gold he doth not multiply to himself -- exceedingly.

Smith's Literal Translation
And he shall not multiply to him wives, and his heart shall not turn away: and silver and gold he shall not greatly multiply to himself.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall not have many wives, that may allure his mind, nor immense sums of silver and gold.

Catholic Public Domain Version
He shall not have many wives, who might allure his mind, and he shall not have immense weights of silver and gold.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And he shall not multiply women to himself, lest they will seduce his heart, and he shall not multiply silver and gold to himself greatly.

Lamsa Bible
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that they may not cause his heart to turn away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shall not multiply to himself wives, lest his heart turn away; and he shall not greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.








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