New International Version
They worshiped idols, though the LORD had said, "You shall not do this."
King James Bible
For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.
Darby Bible Translation
and they served idols, as to which Jehovah had said to them, Ye shall not do this thing.
World English Bible
and they served idols, of which Yahweh had said to them, "You shall not do this thing."
Young's Literal Translation
and serve the idols, of which Jehovah said to them, 'Ye do not do this thing;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Images and groves - Images of different idols, and places for the abominable rites of Ashtaroth or Venus.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye shall not
'These nations feared the Lord, and served their own gods.'--2 KINGS xvii. 33. The kingdom of Israel had come to its fated end. Its king and people had been carried away captives in accordance with the cruel policy of the great Eastern despotisms, which had so much to do with weakening them by their very conquests. The land had lain desolate and uncultivated for many years, savage beasts had increased in the untilled solitudes, even as weeds and nettles grew in the gardens and vineyards of Samaria. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
A More Particular view of the Several Branches of the Christian Temper, by which the Reader May be Farther Assisted in Judging what He Is, And
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
"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.
1 Kings 21:26
He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the LORD drove out before Israel.)
2 Kings 17:11
At every high place they burned incense, as the nations whom the LORD had driven out before them had done. They did wicked things that aroused the LORD's anger.
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