Deuteronomy 12:32

32 See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.[a]

Deuteronomy 12:32 in Other Translations

KJV
32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
ESV
32 "Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it.
NLT
32 “So be careful to obey all the commands I give you. You must not add anything to them or subtract anything from them.
MSG
32 Diligently do everything I command you, the way I command you: don't add to it; don't subtract from it.
CSB
32 You must be careful to do everything I command you; do not add anything to it or take anything away from it.

Deuteronomy 12:32 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 12:32

What thing soever I command you, observe to do it
In the manner it is commanded and directed to; the laws of God, both as to matter and manner, were to be obeyed just as they were delivered: thou shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it; neither add any customs and rites of the Heathens to them, nor neglect anything enjoined on them, see ( Proverbs 30:6 ) ( Revelation 22:18 Revelation 22:19 ) .

Deuteronomy 12:32 In-Context

30 and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, “How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same.”
31 You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.
32 See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 4:2; Joshua 1:7; Revelation 22:18-19

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts this verse (12:32) is numbered 13:1.