Deuteronomy 4:2

“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye shall not adde vnto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that ye may keepe the Commaundements of the Lord your God, which I command you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make no addition to the orders which I give you, and take nothing from them, but keep the orders of the Lord your God which I give you.
- Basic English Bible

Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye take from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.
- Darby Bible

Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
- Webster's Bible

You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you.
- World English Bible

Ye do not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor diminish from it, to keep the commands of Jehovah your God which I am commanding you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Deuteronomy 4

  • Brianna vs. 15-20
    Idol worship! Vs. 15 warned the Jews, and warns us, to be very careful and watch ourselves closely. God warned about being "seduced" into idol worship. I like vs. 16 where it warns about making idols to represent any symbol. The revered cross has certainly crept into Christianity. People view it as a trinket and use it regularly in worship. Is it befitting for a Christian to have?
  • Irene123
    The O.T. name of God translates into Jesus in the Greek of the N.T., but - the Jews didn't believe in Jesus so ..................
  • Seven Trumpets
    The "Original" in Hebrew; Yode He Vav He, pronounced by many as, Yehovah; was re-written as "Adonai" or, LORD by the Jews, out of fear of pronouncing the Name of "I AM." There is a verse in Amos which I believe foretells that the Jews at one point, would forbid to say the LORD's name. Amos 6:10 "...for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD." Since then, most translations do the same.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 4 Seems almost like a contradiction with this translation. I have to agree with Nkosilathi's thought. Was capital LORD originally written or was the Divine Name "YAHWEH" OR "JEHOVAH" written?
  • Steve morrow
    charley ---- john 5:21 for as the FATHER raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them even so the SON quickeneth whom HE will john 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life 1 peter 1:23 being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the word of GOD which liveth and abideth for ever
  • Charley
    A strong rebuke to the person
    Who said there is no holy
    Spirit please read 1st John 5-7
    There are three that bare record in
    Heaven the father, the word,and
    The holly spirit these three are one
    The father jehovah god
    The word is Jesus Christ
    The holy spiritual
    Wake up to the godhead
    Which means the trinity

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