Exodus 20:5

“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not bow downe thy selfe to them, nor serue them: For I the Lord thy God am a iealous God, visiting the iniquitie of the fathers vpon the children, vnto the thirde and fourth generation of them that hate me:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,
- American Standard Version (1901)

You may not go down on your faces before them or give them worship: for I, the Lord your God, am a God who will not give his honour to another; and I will send punishment on the children for the wrongdoing of their fathers, to the third and fourth generation of my haters;
- Basic English Bible

thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth [generation] of them that hate me,
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
- Webster's Bible

you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me,
- World English Bible

Thou dost not bow thyself to them, nor serve them: for I, Jehovah thy God, [am] a zealous God, charging iniquity of fathers on sons, on the third [generation], and on the fourth, of those hating Me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 20

  • Peter

    to Jeanette
    I have been thinking of replying to your comment but i did't know why. Then later i though of it, your comment makes me feel good. Thank you. I like it, it just makes me feel good.
    Have a good day, keep up the good work.
  • Jamie
    Jesus is our sabbath rest. For a Christian every day is a day of worship. Legalism doesn't help further the gospel. Colossians 2v16.
  • Mary johnson
    I believe with every fiber of my being that Gods commandments are true and binding. All ten of them. God does not change. The very one commandment God said to remember to keep holy is the very one MOST do not keep holy. The Roman Catholic church admits that they changed God' 7th day Sabbath to the 1st day of the week. Only God in heaven has the authority. Not any man on this earth. Research it !
  • Peter
    I think that I have it figured out. We should naturally know how to respect GOD; but unfortunately we do not know maybe and i even think that we do not know how to respect others and even our earthy father or Dads. God tells us he will hold us responsible for taking his name in vane because that surely shows disrespect; and He make sure that there is no mistake about this as He is telling you.
  • Jeanette
    If the bible says it I believe it and live by it.
  • Seven Trumpets
    Shabbat, or, Sabbath, is on the SEVENTH day of the week; (Genesis 2:1-3). Constantine made the first day to be the day when Christians were to assemble; on SUN-day, to honor the god of the sun, which he continued to worship. The vast multitudes of Believers, either don't know, or don't care, or don't want to be thought of as fanatic; and so, Sunday continues to be the day for going to Church.

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