Deuteronomy 4:24

24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 4:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
ESV
24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
NLT
24 The LORD your God is a devouring fire; he is a jealous God.
MSG
24 God, your God, is not to be trifled with - he's a consuming fire, a jealous God.
CSB
24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 4:24 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 4:24

For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire
To his enemies; his wrath is like fire to burn up and destroy all that oppose him and break his commands, and especially idolaters; whose sin of all others is the most provoking to him, since it strikes at his being, his honour and glory; wherefore it follows,

even a jealous God;
who is jealous of his honour in matters of worship, and will not suffer his glory to be given to another, nor his praise to graven images, without resenting it or punishing for it.

Deuteronomy 4:24 In-Context

22 I will die in this land; I will not cross the Jordan; but you are about to cross over and take possession of that good land.
23 Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden.
24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
25 After you have had children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long timeā€”if you then become corrupt and make any kind of idol, doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God and arousing his anger,
26 I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you this day that you will quickly perish from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess. You will not live there long but will certainly be destroyed.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 15:7; S Exodus 19:18; Exodus 24:17; Deuteronomy 9:3; Hebrews 12:29
  • 2. S Exodus 20:5