9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.

Other Translations of Psalm 81:9

New International Version

9 You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me.

English Standard Version

9 There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.

The Message

9 Don't take up with strange gods, don't worship the latest in gods.

New King James Version

9 There shall be no foreign god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.

New Living Translation

9 You must never have a foreign god; you must not bow down before a false god.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 81:9

Commentary on Psalm 81:8-16

(Read Psalm 81:8-16)

We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.