Deuteronomy 12:32

“What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What thing soeuer I command you, obserue to doe it: thou shalt not adde thereto, nor diminish from it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What thing soever I command you, that shall ye observe to do: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are to keep with care all the words I give you, making no addition to them and taking nothing from them.
- Basic English Bible

Everything that I command you, ye shall take heed to do it; thou shalt not add thereto, nor take from it.
- Darby Bible

Whatever thing I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add to it, nor diminish from it.
- Webster's Bible

Whatever thing I command you, that you shall observe to do: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
- World English Bible

The whole thing which I am commanding you -- it ye observe to do; thou dost not add unto it, nor diminish from it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(13:1) All this word which I command you, that shall ye observe to do; thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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