New International Version
"'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.
King James Bible
Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall make yourselves no idols, neither rear you up for yourselves carved image, or statue, nor shall ye set up a figured stone in your land, to bow down unto it; for I am Jehovah your God.
World English Bible
"'You shall make for yourselves no idols, neither shall you raise up an engraved image or a pillar, neither shall you place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it: for I am Yahweh your God.
Young's Literal Translation
Ye do not make to yourselves idols; and graven image or standing image ye do not set up to yourselves; and a stone of imagery ye do not put in your land, to bow yourselves to it; for I am Jehovah your God.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye shall make you no idols - See note on Exodus 20:4, and see the note on Genesis 28:18-19 (note), concerning consecrated stones. Not only idolatry in general is forbidden here, but also the superstitious use of innocent and lawful things. Probably the stones or pillars which were first set up, and anointed by holy men in commemoration of signal interposition of God in their behalf, were afterward abused to idolatrous and superstitious purposes, and therefore prohibited. This we know was the case with the brazen serpent, 2 Kings 18:4.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
standing image. or, pillar
I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.'--LEV. xxvi. 13. The history of Israel is a parable and a prophecy as well as a history. The great central word of the New Testament has been drawn from it, viz. 'redemption,' i.e. a buying out of bondage. The Hebrew slaves in Egypt were 'delivered.' The deliverance made them a nation. God acquired them for Himself, and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
"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 bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.
"'Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.
for the Israelites belong to me as servants. They are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places.
so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman,
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