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Deuteronomy 4:2

    Deuteronomy 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 4:2

    Ought - Any one; any thing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 4:2

    Ye shall not add - Any book, chapter, verse or word, which I have not spoken; nor give any comment that has any tendency to corrupt, weaken, or destroy any part of this revelation.

    Neither shall ye diminish - Ye shall not only not take away any larger portion of this word, but ye shall not take one jot or tittle from the Law; it is that word of God that abideth for ever.