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Deuteronomy 6:12

    Deuteronomy 6:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then beware lest you forget the LORD, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    then beware lest thou forget Jehovah, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then take care that you keep your hearts true to the Lord, who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house.

    Webster's Revision

    then beware lest thou forget Jehovah, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    World English Bible

    then beware lest you forget Yahweh, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 6:12

    Beware lest thou forget the Lord - In earthly prosperity men are apt to forget heavenly things. While the animal senses have every thing they can wish, it is difficult for the soul to urge its way to heaven; the animal man is happy, and the desires of the soul are absorbed in those of the flesh. God knows this well; and therefore, in his love to man, makes comparative poverty and frequent affliction his general lot. Should not every soul therefore magnify God for this lot in life? "Before I was afflicted," says David, "I went astray;" and had it not been for poverty and affliction, as instruments in the hands of God's grace, multitudes of souls now happy in heaven would have been wretched in hell. It is not too much to speak thus far; because we ever see that the rich and the affluent are generally negligent of God and the interests of their souls. It must however be granted that extreme poverty is as injurious to religion as excessive affluence. Hence the wisdom as well as piety of Agur's prayer, Proverbs 30:7-9 : "Give me neither poverty nor riches, lest I be full and deny thee, or lest I be poor and steal," etc.