Deuteronomy 12:5

“But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But vnto the place which the Lord your God shall chuse out of all your tribes, to put his name there, euen vnto his habitation shall yee seeke, and thither thou shalt come:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But you shall seek {the LORD} at the place which the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But unto the place which Jehovah your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let your hearts be turned to the place which will be marked out by the Lord your God, among your tribes, to put his name there;
- Basic English Bible

but unto the place which Jehovah your God will choose out of all your tribes to set his name there, his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come;
- Darby Bible

But the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:
- Webster's Bible

But to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, even to his habitation you shall seek, and there you shall come;
- World English Bible

but unto the place which Jehovah your God doth choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, to His tabernacle ye seek, and thou hast entered thither,
- Youngs Literal Bible

But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, even unto His habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 12:5


12:5 To put his name there - That is, to set up his worship there, and which he shall call by his name, as his house, or his dwelling - place; namely, where the ark should be, the tabernacle, or temple: which was first Shiloh, and then Jerusalem. There is not one precept in all the law of Moses, so largely inculcated as this, to bring all their sacrifices to that one altar. And how significant is, that appointment? They must keep to one place, in token of their belief. That there is one God, and one Mediator between God and man. It not only served to keep up the notion of the unity of the godhead, but the one only way of approach to God and communion with him in and by his son.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 12

  • BSP
    Verse 32: Jehovah God deserves and requires our complete and unconditional obedience.
  • 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..

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