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Deuteronomy 10:20

20 Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.

Read Deuteronomy 10:20 Using Other Translations

Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.
You must fear the LORD your God and worship him and cling to him. Your oaths must be in his name alone.

What does Deuteronomy 10:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 10:20

Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God
Which includes the whole worship of him, external and internal:

him shalt thou serve;
heartily and sincerely, according to his revealed will, and him only:

and to him shall thou cleave;
and not turn aside to follow other gods, and worship them:

and swear by his name;
and his only, whenever it is necessary to take an oath, which should not be done rashly or on trivial accounts; and never by any creature, but by the living God; see ( Deuteronomy 6:13 ) .

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