DEUTERONOMY 6:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Deuteronomy 6:13 Translation & Meaning

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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
and serve תַֽעֲבֹ֑ד To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
him, and shalt 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

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  • 11  And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

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

  • 13  Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

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

  • 15  (For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.




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