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Deuteronomy 6:14

    Deuteronomy 6:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples that are round about you;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples round about you;

    Webster's Revision

    Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples that are round about you;

    World English Bible

    You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples who are around you;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples which are round about you;

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 6:14

    Ye shall not go after other gods - The object of religious worship among every people, whether that object be true or false, is ever considered as the pattern or exemplar to his worshippers. Christians are termed the followers of God; they take God for their pattern, and walk - act, as he does. Hence we see the meaning of the terms in this verse: Ye shall not go after - ye shall not take false gods for your patterns. The Canaanites, Greeks, Romans, etc., were a most impure people, because the objects of their worship were impure, and they went after them, i. e., were like their gods. This serves to show us that such as our Redeemer is, such should we be; and indeed this is the uniform language of God to man: Be ye holy, for I am holy, Leviticus 21:8; Be ye perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect, Matthew 5:48.