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Exodus 34:12

    Exodus 34:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the middle of you:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But take care, and do not make any agreement with the people of the land where you are going, for it will be a cause of sin to you.

    Webster's Revision

    Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

    World English Bible

    Be careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

    Definitions for Exodus 34:12

    Heed - To be careful to consider.
    Whither - Where; which place.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 34:12

    The precepts contained in these verses are, for the most part, identical in substance with some of those which follow the Ten Commandments and are recorded in "the Book of the covenant" (Exodus 20-23; see Exodus 24:7).

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 34:12

    34:12 Take heed to thyself - It is a sin thou art prone to, and that will easily beset thee; carefully abstain from all advances towards it, make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land - If God in kindness to them drove out the Canaanites, they ought in duty to God not to harbour them: If they espoused their children they would be in danger of espousing their gods. That they might not be tempted to make molten gods, they must utterly destroy those they found, and all that belonged to them, the altars and groves, lest, if they were left standing, they should be brought in process of time either to use them, or to take pattern by them.