New International Version
or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below.
King James Bible
The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Darby Bible Translation
the pattern of anything that creepeth on the ground, the pattern of any fish that is in the waters under the earth;
World English Bible
the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth;
Young's Literal Translation
a form of any creeping thing on the ground -- a form of any fish which is in the waters under the earth;
Deuteronomy 4:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The likeness of any beast, etc. - Such as the Egyptian god Apis, who was worshipped under the form of a white bull; the ibis and hawk, among the fowls, had also Divine honors paid to them; serpents and the crocodile among reptiles; besides monkeys, dogs, cats, the scarabaeus, leeks, and onions! See this explained at large, Exodus 20:4 (note).
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Deuteronomy 4:19 "And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
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"Lest thou forget." --DEUTERONOMY iv. 5-13. That is surely the worst affront we can put upon anybody. We may oppose a man and hinder him in his work, or we may directly injure him, or we may ignore him, and treat him as nothing. Or we may forget him! Opposition, injury, contempt, neglect, forgetfulness! Surely this is a descending scale, and the last is the worst. And yet we can forget the Lord God. We can forget all His benefits. We can easily put Him out of mind. We can live as though He were …
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The Second Commandment
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air,
And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars--all the heavenly array--do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
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