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(A)“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

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“You shall not make for yourself an image(A) in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

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(A)you shall not bow down to them nor [a]serve them. (B)For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, (C)visiting[b] the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

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  1. Exodus 20:5 worship
  2. Exodus 20:5 punishing

You shall not bow down to them or worship(A) them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,(B) punishing the children for the sin of the parents(C) to the third and fourth generation(D) of those who hate me,

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Beware of Idolatry

15 (A)“Take careful heed to yourselves, for you saw no (B)form when the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16 lest you (C)act corruptly and (D)make for yourselves a carved image in the [a]form of any figure: (E)the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth or the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground or the likeness of any fish that is in the water beneath the earth.

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  1. Deuteronomy 4:16 similitude

Idolatry Forbidden

15 You saw no form(A) of any kind the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb(B) out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully,(C) 16 so that you do not become corrupt(D) and make for yourselves an idol,(E) an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, 17 or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air,(F) 18 or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below.

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(A)‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

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“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.(A)

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