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Deuteronomy 13:12

    Deuteronomy 13:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you shall hear say in one of your cities, which the LORD your God has given you to dwell there, saying,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If thou shalt hear tell concerning one of thy cities, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee to dwell there, saying,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if word comes to you, in one of the towns which the Lord your God is giving you for your resting-place,

    Webster's Revision

    If thou shalt hear tell concerning one of thy cities, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee to dwell there, saying,

    World English Bible

    If you shall hear tell concerning one of your cities, which Yahweh your God gives you to dwell there, saying,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If thou shalt hear tell concerning one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to dwell there, saying,

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 13:12

    City was to keep jealous watch over city, as man over man. The clause "which the Lord thy God hath given thee to dwell in" significantly reminds them that the real ownership of their dwellings rested in the Lord (compare Leviticus 25:23), and that they, the mere tenants, must not allow His property to become a center of rebellion against His just authority.