DEUTERONOMY 10:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

To get what Deuteronomy 10:20 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

“Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.”

Medium popularity: 90 searches a month
Popularity relative to other verses in Deuteronomy chapter 10 using average monthly Google searches.

Deuteronomy 10:20 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
This is a simplified translation of the original Hebrew word. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail.
More 
Use the buttons below to get details on the Hebrew word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word.
Thou shalt fear תִּירָ֖א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
the Lord יְהוָ֧ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God; אֱלֹהֶ֛יךָ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
him shalt thou serve, תַֽעֲבֹ֑ד To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
and to him shalt thou cleave, תִדְבָּ֔ק Properly, to impinge, i.e., cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit cleave
and swear תִּשָּׁבֵֽעַ׃ To seven oneself, i.e., swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times) swear
by his name. וּבִשְׁמ֖וֹ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name

Verse Context

See Deuteronomy 10:20 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance.

Very High
Verse Search Popularity Levels What do people search for?

Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other.

High
Medium
Low
Very Low
  • 18  He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

  • 19  Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

  • 20  Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

  • 21  He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.

  • 22  Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the Lord thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.




Sources:

The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.


Share This Page:


Popular Bible Topics What does the Bible say about...?

Most Searched Bible Verses
Translations, Meanings, Complete Red Letter Bible
Words of God in dark red
Words of Jesus in light red