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Deuteronomy 12:4

    Deuteronomy 12:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall not do so to the LORD your God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye shall not do so unto Jehovah your God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not so to the Lord your God.

    Webster's Revision

    Ye shall not do so unto Jehovah your God.

    World English Bible

    You shall not do so to Yahweh your God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 12:4

    i. e., "The idolaters set up their altars and images on any high hill, and under every green tree at their pleasure, but ye shall not do so; the Lord Himself shall determine the spot for your worship, and there only shall ye seek Him." The religion of the Canaanites was human; its modes of worship were of man's devising. It fixed its holy places on the hills in the vain thought of being nearer heaven, or in deep groves where the silence and gloom might overawe the worshipper. But such superstitious appliances were not worthy of the true religion. God had revealed Himself to people in it, and manifested among them His immediate presence and power. He would Himself assign the sanctuary and the ritual of His own service.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 12:4

    12:4 Not do so - That is, not worship him in several places, mountains, and groves.