Deuteronomy 12:30

“Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take heede to thy selfe that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee, and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serue their gods? euen so will I doe likewise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

beware that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

take heed to thyself that thou be not ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How do these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

After their destruction take care that you do not go in their ways, and that you do not give thought to their gods, saying, How did these nations give worship to their gods? I will do as they did.
- Basic English Bible

take heed to thyself that thou be not ensnared [to follow] after them, after that they are destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
- Darby Bible

Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they are destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
- Webster's Bible

take heed to yourself that you not be ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before you; and that you not inquire after their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do likewise."
- World English Bible

take heed to thee, lest thou be snared after them, after their being destroyed out of thy presence, and lest thou enquire about their gods, saying, How do these nations serve their gods, and I do so -- even I?
- Youngs Literal Bible

take heed to thyself that thou be not ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying: 'How used these nations to serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 12:30


12:30 By following them - By following the example they left, when their persons are destroyed.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 12

  • April
    Bruce:I believe with all my heart that father knows our hearts,you stick to what speaks to your spirit,and when the time comes,they will have the inquitity of all the people who are following these ways,so many people even oastors dont give GLORY to GOD,but GOD does work through many different ways to reach people,stay true to what you believe and PRAY to find a place
    with like minded,AMEN.

  • LaVonne
    April, You are correct. Read JEREMIAH 10:2-4. These verses cannot be any taken any other
    way. The LORD wants to be worshiped in Spirit
  • April
    Deuteronomy 16:21-Thou shalt NOT plant thee a grove of ANY TREES near unto the altar of the LORD thy GOD,which thou shall make thee. Christmas trees are of a peganism way,when we get the presents we are bowing down to the tree,even if in our hearts We aren't doing this exact thing,if you are to honor father then no tree of celebration is to be near unto him,decorating it,music about it sung.
  • Bruce
    April: I been to a few of these Churches,some for four years when you mention it they just say who are you holier than now. Some say your probably right, but we're gonna do it anyway,it's fun, the kids love it. I mentioned a Nativity scene would be better. They just looked at me. Some even have a Santa Claus and a bunny suit. The church I grew up in Hung witches in The Church at Halloween! I Left.
  • April
    Dr.Ford: I was wondering have you tried to speak to these people and shew onto them whatever is within your heart?I use To go to a Baptist Church,and currently found out Chrismas n Easter are filled with Peganism and other beliefs from other countries all tied into an image that so many people honestly think they are worshiping GOD,yet it is an ABOMINATION unto him,we're doing the exact opposite..
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Still more injunctions by God to the Isarelites and a promise of a great future if they obey. It is a simple logic of trust (have faith and do His commands) and obey. Sadly, many shun to obey with its dire consequences. But our God is gracious and mighty to save if we genuinely repent.

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