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(A)‘Do not turn to idols, (B)nor make for yourselves [a]molded gods: I am the Lord your God.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 19:4 molten

Promise of Blessing and Retribution(A)

26 ‘You shall (B)not make idols for yourselves;

neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves;

nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it;

for I am the Lord your God.

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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. 19 And take heed, lest you (F)lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, (G)all the host of heaven, you feel driven to (H)worship them and serve them, which the Lord your God has [b]given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 4:16 similitude
  2. Deuteronomy 4:19 divided

15 (A)‘Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, [a]an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’

(B)“And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen!’

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 27:15 a detestable thing

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