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Psalms 81:9

    Psalms 81:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There shall no strange god be in you; neither shall you worship any strange god.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There shall no strange god be in thee; Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There is to be no strange god among you; you are not to give worship to any other god.

    Webster's Revision

    There shall no strange god be in thee; Neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.

    World English Bible

    There shall be no strange god in you, neither shall you worship any foreign god.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 81:9

    There shall no strange god be in thee - Worshipped by thee; or recognized and regarded as a god. This was a condition of his favor and friendship. Compare Deuteronomy 32:12; Isaiah 43:12. The word here rendered "strange" - זר zār - has reference to one of a foreign nation; and the meaning is, that they were not to worship or adore the gods that were worshipped by foreigners. This was a fundamental law of the Hebrew commonwealth.

    Neither shalt thou worship any strange god - The Hebrew word here is different - נכר nêkâr - but means substantially the same thing. The allusion is to gods worshipped by foreign nations.