Deuteronomy 13:4

“Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye shall walke after the Lord your God, and feare him, and keepe his commandements, and obey his voyce, and you shall serue him, and cleaue vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall walk after Jehovah your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But keep on in the ways of the Lord your God, fearing him and keeping his orders and hearing his voice, worshipping him and being true to him.
- Basic English Bible

Ye shall walk after Jehovah your God, and ye shall fear him, and his commandments shall ye keep, and his voice shall ye hear; and ye shall serve him, and unto him shall ye cleave.
- Darby Bible

Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave to him.
- Webster's Bible

You shall walk after Yahweh your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and cling to him.
- World English Bible

after Jehovah your God ye walk, and Him ye fear, and His commands ye keep, and to His voice ye hearken, and Him ye serve, and to Him ye cleave.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(13:5) After the LORD your God shall ye walk, and Him shall ye fear, and His commandments shall ye keep, and unto His voice shall ye hearken, and Him shall ye serve, and unto Him shall ye cleave.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Deuteronomy 13

  • Dustin Badger
    Would you really stone your own child to death for suggesting their might be truth in another god? I cannot take this as advise or wisdom. Please, can someone explain.
  • Dennis
    Do not be deceived by the harsh nature of the 13th chapter, and do not accuse God of being like other gods which are no gods. If you get anything from the inspired words of this chapter, realize the awfulness and wickedness of idolatry and God's hatred for it. Through the harsh penalties, God is graciously showing to any and all who will heed where idolatry ultimately leads, eternal death.
  • Phil
    Am I the only one who feels uncomfortable with Deut 13?? Isn't this the same kind of extremism that we condemn ISIS for using in the Qur'an? Surely a loving God wouldn't take such a selfish and bitter position for himself and urge his followers to commit murder??
  • Gil
    Lovetta But verse 9 says clearly what to do. Why are you just praying for him?
  • Lovetta St.John
    I am a former and present believer of Christ, Jesus our Lord and Savior.It is very hard being around doubters and very negative people but by knowing the word, you know the truth no matter what the nay sayers says. Unfortunately, I have the displeasure of working for a boss who tries to deter people from God's word but, I pray for him anyway because he is lost.
  • Perry
    To simplify this chapter..God and his word should influence us foremost.God is utterly stern concerning people negatively influencing others away from God 's ordinances. Influencing someone to trespass against God 's word is worst than the person trespassing on one 's own initiative. evil company corrupts good morals!

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