New American Standard Bible
You shall not make other gods besides Me; gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make for yourselves.
King James Bible
Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not make beside me gods of silver, and ye shall not make to you gods of gold.
World English Bible
You shall most certainly not make alongside of me gods of silver, or gods of gold for yourselves.
Young's Literal Translation
ye do not make with Me gods of silver, even gods of gold ye do not make to yourselves.
Exodus 20:23 Parallel
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"Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." --EXODUS xx. 1-11. If we kept that commandment all the other commandments would be obeyed. If we secure this queen-bee we are given the swarm. To put nothing "before" God! What is left in the circle of obedience? God first, always and everywhere. Nothing allowed to usurp His throne for an hour! I was once allowed to sit on an earthly throne for a few seconds, but even that is not to be allowed with the throne of God. Nothing is to share His sovereignty, …
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The First Commandment
"You shall have no other gods before Me.
Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, "Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."
Aaron said to them, "Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."
Then Moses returned to the LORD, and said, "Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves.
"You shall make for yourself no molten gods.
'Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves molten gods; I am the LORD your God.
Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'
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