Deuteronomy 5:7

“Thou shalt have none other gods before me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt haue none other gods before me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall have no other gods before Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are to have no other gods but me.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
- Webster's Bible

You shall have no other gods before me.
- World English Bible

`Thou hast no other gods in My presence.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 5:7

5:7 There being little said, concerning the spiritual sense of the Ten Commandments, in the notes on the twentieth of Exodus, I think it needful to add a few questions here, which the reader may answer between God and his own soul. Thou shalt have none other gods before me - Hast thou worshipped God in spirit and in truth? Hast thou proposed to thyself no end besides him? Hath he been the end of all thy actions? Hast thou sought for any other happiness, than the knowledge and love of God? Dost thou experimentally know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom he hath sent? Dost thou love God? Dost thou love him with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy strength; so as to love nothing else but in that manner and degree which tends to increase thy love of him? Hast thou found happiness in God? Is he the desire of thine eyes, the joy of thy heart? If not, thou hast other gods before him.

Discussion for Deuteronomy 5

  • Mike
    Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    -Deut. 5:7
  • I bby
    If you love me keep my commandments. We are to keep the Lord's commandments even if we don't fully understand, that's what's makes him God, when we try to reason the enemy steps in and leads us astray, that's where faith steps in.To obey is better than sacrifice.
  • April
    When bread is broken,crumbs fall and within these crumbs are clues to enlightenment,God gave very specific instructions,I'd say both before and during the commandments,we could look at him saying NOT to eat from the tree of Life in the Garden of Eden was a commandment,it just wasn't written on stone,it came straight from his mouth,Eve exsistd because Adam was alone,so God gave him what he asked...
  • Brianna Vs. 29
    Those who ignore God's standards have to through life with bumps and bruises. They are denying themselves the ability o have the best life possible in this wicked world. Jehovah God pleads with us to follow his laws. He created life so he knows what we need to be happy. If we obey, he promises thing will go well for us personally
  • Irene123
    Fundamental Monotheism - Christianity, having emerged from Judaism, is a monotheistic religion. Never in the N.T. Testament does the Trinitarian concept become a "trithism" nor even 2. God is ONE and that God is a single being is strongly declared in the Bible: The Shema - Deut.6:4; 5:7; Isa. 44:6; Mk.12:29. unquote. Only Deut. 6:4 is called the 'Shema'.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The 12 Commandments are rendered here for our admonition, adherence and guidance. Not to be found blameworthy in the Judgement Seat of Christ, we need to seek and earnestly pray for God's Grace and His salvation in order to abide by the dictates of the Commandments. Flesh alone will fail us. Amazing Grace will ensure we resist the devil so it will flee from us.

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