Exodus 20:3


“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Exodus 20:3

“Thou shalt haue no other Gods before me.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Exodus chapter 20

“"You shall have no other gods before Me.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“You are to have no other gods but me.”
Basic English Bible

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
Darby Bible

“Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me. ”
Webster's Bible

“You shall have no other gods before me.”
World English Bible

“`Thou hast no other Gods before Me.”
Youngs Literal Bible

“ Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible


Omega Man's comment on 2020-04-12 11:51:24:

That scripture NEVER said there should be no other god before or after me IN HEAVEN! There is NO mention of heaven! Read before you abuse the scripture its meaning! It is directing at those people who were making idols and worshipping them in mockery against God during Moses absence.


Rosa Lee Appleby's comment on 2015-06-05 16:04:59:

As humans we seek fulfillment in earthly pleasures. We long for that which we do not have. When we seek perfection and find disappointment and frustration, it is because God is not number one in our life.


jumin's comment on 2015-03-31 05:58:47:

Nearly all translations, including the KJV, say "...no other gods before me. " Does this mean I can have other gods after him? Only one translation says "...but me. " This implies that the original Hebrew may have allowed implicit polytheism at one point in the Bible 's history. Just wondering if anyone could find a chronological comparable timeframe that negates that notion. Thank you.


MockingBird's comment on 2015-03-17 07:31:46:

God put this warning in His word because we are flesh and we have a notion from time to time to allow our flesh to want something other than to have God in our lives. That is why it is in God 's word. There are many warnings in God 's word of exhortation to beware of . We will always be warring against our flesh to have other things before us other than God. He says that He is the one and only God because He is the one and only true God. Anything that I put before Him is an idol. If my Lord tells me that I must need to meet with Him in prayer and there is a TV show on that I had been wanting to watch for a long time : I watch the show instead : Then that TV show is god : an idol to me and then and I missed what God had in store for me . Not good at all !! Just one of many things that come into our lives.


AMEN JAY's comment on 2015-03-17 03:06:02:



Tony Martin's comment on 2014-10-31 04:41:00:

the obvious Israel left Egypt after God attacked their "gods " with plagues. Freed from long, harsh servitude they were not ready to become a nation. What would bind them together and ween them from serving men Egypt with its many gods is SERVING one God. "Before " can mean before he existed, in front of him or in his presence, something more important than him, something that competes with him. It may mean all of those things. If you want to exist as a nation, worship only me. Not only does he have those things that will make for a good government, ie, ten commandments,but he is not, he claims, a man made god. He is for real. So, if you want him on your side, this is what you should do ... and God begins to win them away from Egypt.


barnet's comment on 2014-08-18 01:36:28:

thou shall not have other gods before me,God never mix things, He is God and He is everything that we dont need to compromise. but remember whatever is first in our life can be a god,so if we put anything first we are wrong.God is our first priority we should not have anything before Him.


Cheryl C's comment on 2013-11-26 07:21:32:

God is Jealous !!! He will not share us with other god's. Choose you this day whom ye will serve !!!!


Rizwan's comment on 2013-09-17 00:29:16:

I need more interpertaion about Exodus 20:3-5 plz


Alex's comment on 2013-08-28 12:45:53:

Christ is coming after the war in Syria or a bit later when the arab dogs will try to start a campaign against Israel. It's clear esp. when reading Ezekiel 28:7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers against thee...and they shall draw their sword against the beauty of thy wisdom and shall defile thy brightness.


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