Exodus 22:20

“ Hee that sacrificeth vnto any god saue vnto the Lord onely, hee shall be vtterly destroyed.”

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Other Translations

He that sacrificeth unto [any] god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
- King James Version

"He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto Jehovah only, shall be utterly destroyed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Complete destruction will come on any man who makes offerings to any other god but the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

-- He that sacrificeth to [any] god, save to Jehovah only, shall be devoted to destruction.
- Darby Bible

He that sacrificeth to any god, save to the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
- Webster's Bible

He who sacrifices to any god, except to Yahweh only, shall be utterly destroyed.
- World English Bible

`He who is sacrificing to a god, save to Jehovah alone, is devoted.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(22:19) He that sacrificeth unto the gods, save unto the LORD only, shall be utterly destroyed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Exodus 22

  • Rob
    Hi Leigh,

    According to commentary I have read, the plural refers to the judges and magistrates that execute these laws.
  • Leigh Hunter
    The use of the plural form in verse 28 puzzles me.
  • A disciple
    "If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution;" Here is the "conditions" for one's being spared destruction for his sins: that he should be redeemed by the blood of Jesus, and repent, and become a new and holy man of God. Faith alone, without a real effect wrought on his heart and in his manner of life, is not evidence of salvation.
  • A disciple
    "If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury." Even though this has been a long time accepted means of business, God hates covetousness and usury, and will demand an account of all who despise His Spirit. "Here is the patience and the faith of the Saints!" The LORD is the avenger of ALL such!
  • A disciple
    "If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft." How GREAT if that were done today! Why are people who do wickedly merely "locked up" and not SOLD? This would be righteous for everyone.
  • A disciple
    Until the Lord comes, the world and ALL its evils will continue as if they had an indefinite extension forever. While the transgressors are coming to the full, and wicked and impostors are waxing worse and worse, the great apostasy answers! When people who know the Glad Tidings of Christ, and have had the Bible, leave their first love because "they also are flesh!" the doom is at the door!

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