Deuteronomy 6:12

12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

Deuteronomy 6:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
ESV
12 then take care lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
NLT
12 be careful not to forget the LORD, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt.
MSG
12 make sure you don't forget how you got there - God brought you out of slavery in Egypt.
CSB
12 be careful not to forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Deuteronomy 6:12 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 6:12

Then beware lest thou forget the Lord
To love, fear, and worship him, and keep his commands; creature enjoyments being apt to get possession of the heart, and the affections of it; ( Proverbs 30:9 )

which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of
bondage;
into a land abounding with all the above good things, and therefore under the highest obligations to remember the Lord and his kindnesses, and to serve and glorify him: ( Exodus 20:2 ) .

Deuteronomy 6:12 In-Context

10 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build,
11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied,
12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 4:9,23; 2 Kings 17:38; Psalms 44:17; Psalms 78:7; Psalms 103:2