Psalm 81:9
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New International Version
You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me.

King James Bible
There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

Darby Bible Translation
There shall no strange god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any foreign god.

World English Bible
There shall be no strange god in you, neither shall you worship any foreign god.

Young's Literal Translation
There is not in thee a strange god, And thou bowest not thyself to a strange god.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hear, O my people - These are nearly the same words with those spoken at the giving of the law, Exodus 20:2.

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Exodus 20:3-5 You shall have no other gods before me...

1 Corinthians 8:5,6 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)...


Deuteronomy 6:14 You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

Deuteronomy 32:12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

Isaiah 43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore you are my witnesses...

Malachi 2:11 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem...

Chapter I Beginning and Early Days of the Orphan Work.
BEGINNING AND EARLY DAYS OF THE ORPHAN WORK. "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ."--1 Peter, i. 7. Mr. George Mueller, the founder of the New Orphan-Houses, Ashley Down, Bristol (institutions that have been for many years the greatest monuments of modern times to a prayer-answering God), gives in that most valuable and instructive book, "A
George Müller—Answers to Prayer

Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
"O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."--Psalm xxxiv. 8. You see by these words what love Almighty God has towards us, and what claims He has upon our love. He is the Most High, and All-Holy. He inhabiteth eternity: we are but worms compared with Him. He would not be less happy though He had never created us; He would not be less happy though we were all blotted out again from creation. But He is the God of love; He brought us all into existence,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

The Nature of Spiritual Hunger
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness Matthew 5:6 We are now come to the fourth step of blessedness: Blessed are they that hunger'. The words fall into two parts: a duty implied; a promise annexed. A duty implied: Blessed are they that hunger'. Spiritual hunger is a blessed hunger. What is meant by hunger? Hunger is put for desire (Isaiah 26:9). Spiritual hunger is the rational appetite whereby the soul pants after that which it apprehends most suitable and proportional
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Justifying or Sanctifying Grace
Sanctifying grace is defined by Deharbe as "an unmerited, supernatural gift, imparted to the soul by the Holy Ghost, by which we are made just, children of God, and heirs of Heaven." As it makes sinners just, sanctifying grace is also called justifying, though this appellation can not be applied to the sanctification of our first parents in Paradise or to that of the angels and the sinless soul of Christ. Justification, as we have shown, consists in the infusion of sanctifying grace, and hence it
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

Cross References
Exodus 20:3
"You shall have no other gods before me.

Deuteronomy 5:7
"You shall have no other gods before me.

Deuteronomy 32:12
The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him.

Psalm 44:20
If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

Isaiah 43:12
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed-- I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.

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