New American Standard Bible
"You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile.
King James Bible
And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
Darby Bible Translation
and turn ye not aside; for it would be after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
World English Bible
Don't turn aside; for [then you would go] after vain things which can't profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye do not turn aside after the vain things which do not profit nor deliver, for they are vain,
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LibraryThe King after Man's Heart
'And Samuel called the people together unto the Lord to Mizpeh; 18. And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed you; 19. And ye have this day rejected your God, who Himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto Him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Restraining Prayer: is it Sin?
and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.
"Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them.
"Behold, all of them are false; Their works are worthless, Their molten images are wind and emptiness.
"What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols.
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