New International Version
"'Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.
King James Bible
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not turn unto idols, and ye shall not make to yourselves molten gods: I am Jehovah your God.
World English Bible
"'Don't turn to idols, nor make molten gods for yourselves. I am Yahweh your God.
Young's Literal Translation
Ye do not turn unto the idols, and a molten god ye do not make to yourselves; I am Jehovah your God.
Leviticus 19:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Turn ye not unto idols - אלילם elilim, literally nothings; and to this St. Paul seems to allude 1 Corinthians 8:4, where he says, We know that an idol is Nothing in the world.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFebruary the Thirteenth Grudges
"Thou shalt not bear any grudge." --LEVITICUS xix. 11-18. How searching is that demand upon the soul! My forgiveness of my brother is to be complete. No sullenness is to remain, no sulky temper which so easily gives birth to thunder and lightning. There is to be no painful aloofness, no assumption of a superiority which rains contempt upon the offender. When I forgive, I am not to carry any powder forward on the journey. I am to empty out all my explosives, all my ammunition of anger and revenge. …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
The Law of Love
Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Appendix xiv. The Law in Messianic Times.
"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.
Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.
"Do not make any idols.
"'When you sacrifice a fellowship offering to the LORD, sacrifice it in such a way that it will be accepted on your behalf.
"'Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.
"Cursed is anyone who makes an idol--a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands--and sets it up in secret." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
1 Chronicles 16:26
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
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