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Exodus 22:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto Jehovah only, shall be utterly destroyed.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that sacrificeth unto [any] god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that sacrificeth to [any] god, save to the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— —He that sacrificeth to [any] god, save to Jehovah only, shall be devoted to destruction.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that sacrificeth to the gods, shall be devoted to destruction,—except [he sacrificeth] to Yahweh alone.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'He who is sacrificing to a god, save to Jehovah alone, is devoted.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that sacrificeth to gods, shall be put to death, save only to the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that sacrificeth vnto [any] god saue vnto the LORD onely, hee shall be vtterly destroyed.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that sacrifices to any gods but to the Lord alone, shall be destroyed by death.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that sacrificeth unto [any] elohim, save unto Yahweh only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that sacrificeth 2076
{2076} Prime
A primitive root; to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
unto [any] lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
save 1115
{1115} Prime
Constructive feminine of H1086 (equivalent to H1097); properly a failure of, that is, (used only as a negative particle, usually with prepositional prefix) not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until, etc.
unto Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
only, x905
(0905) Complement
From H0909; properly separation; by implication a part of the body, branch of a tree, bar for carrying; figuratively chief of a city; especially (with prepositional prefix) as adverb, apart, only, besides.
he shall be utterly destroyed. 2763
{2763} Prime
A primitive root; to seclude; specifically (by a ban) to devote to religious uses (especially destruction); physically and reflexively to be blunt as to the nose.
<8714> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 178
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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Numbers 25:2-4 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. ... And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.
Numbers 25:7-8 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw [it], he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; ... And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
Deuteronomy 13:1-15 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, ... Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that [is] therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.
Deuteronomy 17:2-5 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, ... Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, [even] that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
Deuteronomy 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.


Numbers 21:3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.
Joshua 23:15-16 Therefore it shall come to pass, [that] as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. ... When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.
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