Deuteronomy 5:32

32 So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Deuteronomy 5:32 in Other Translations

KJV
32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
ESV
32 You shall be careful therefore to do as the LORD your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
NLT
32 So Moses told the people, “You must be careful to obey all the commands of the LORD your God, following his instructions in every detail.
MSG
32 So be very careful to act exactly as God commands you. Don't veer off to the right or the left.
CSB
32 "Be careful to do as the Lord your God has commanded you; you are not to turn aside to the right or the left.

Deuteronomy 5:32 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 5:32

Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God doth
command you
Observe every precept, as to matter and manner, which the Lord has commanded, and that under a sense of the great obligations laid on them by him, in giving them freely so good a land to possess:

you shall not turn to the right hand or to the left;
but walk in the way of the commandments of God, and not depart from them at all, but follow the Lord in his own ways fully. The phrase is expressive of a strict and close attention to the word of God, without deviating from it in the least; for every sin, which is a transgression of some command of God or another, is a going out of the way that directs unto; see ( Isaiah 30:21 ) .

Deuteronomy 5:32 In-Context

30 “Go, tell them to return to their tents.
31 But you stay here with me so that I may give you all the commands, decrees and laws you are to teach them to follow in the land I am giving them to possess.”
32 So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.
33 Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 4:29; Deuteronomy 10:12
  • 2. Deuteronomy 17:11,20; Deuteronomy 28:14; Joshua 1:7; Joshua 23:6; 1 Kings 15:5; 2 Kings 22:2; Proverbs 4:27