Exodus 34:10-20 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
The Message (MSG) New International Version (NIV)
10 And God said, "As of right now, I'm making a covenant with you: In full sight of your people I will work wonders that have never been created in all the Earth, in any nation. Then all the people with whom you're living will see how tremendous God's work is, the work I'll do for you. 10 Then the LORD said: "I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you.
11 Take careful note of all I command you today. I'm clearing your way by driving out Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. 11 Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
12 Stay vigilant. Don't let down your guard lest you make covenant with the people who live in the land that you are entering and they trip you up. 12 Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you.
13 "Tear down their altars, smash their phallic pillars, chop down their fertility poles. 13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.
14 Don't worship any other god. God - his name is The-Jealous-One - is a jealous God. 14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
15 Be careful that you don't make a covenant with the people who live in the land and take up with their sex-and-religion life, join them in meals at their altars, 15 "Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.
16 marry your sons to their women, women who take up with any convenient god or goddess and will get your sons to do the same thing. 16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.
17 "Don't make molten gods for yourselves. 17 "Do not make cast idols.
18 "Keep the Feast of Unraised Bread. Eat only unraised bread for seven days in the month of Abib - it was in the month of Abib that you came out of Egypt. 18 "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in that month you came out of Egypt.
19 "Every firstborn from the womb is mine, all the males of your herds, your firstborn oxen and sheep. 19 "The first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock.
20 "Redeem your firstborn donkey with a lamb. If you don't redeem it you must break its neck. "Redeem each of your firstborn sons. "No one is to show up in my presence empty-handed. 20 Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons. "No one is to appear before me empty-handed.