New Living Translation
So do not corrupt yourselves by making an idol in any form--whether of a man or a woman,
King James Bible
Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Darby Bible Translation
lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the form of any figure, the pattern of male or female,
World English Bible
Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make yourself an engraved image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Young's Literal Translation
lest ye do corruptly, and have made to you a graven image, a similitude of any figure, a form of male or female --
Deuteronomy 4:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves - Your ways, by worshipping God in a corrupt manner.
LibraryThe Unity of God
Q-5: ARE THERE MORE GODS THAN ONE? A: There is but one only, the living and true God. That there is a God has been proved; and those that will not believe the verity of his essence, shall feel the severity of his wrath. Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.' Deut 6:6. He is the only God.' Deut 4:49. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thy heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath, there is none else.' A just God and a Saviour; there is none beside …
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And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.
"You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.
"Do not make idols or set up carved images, or sacred pillars, or sculptured stones in your land so you may worship them. I am the LORD your God.
So be careful not to break the covenant the LORD your God has made with you. Do not make idols of any shape or form, for the LORD your God has forbidden this.
"In the future, when you have children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time, do not corrupt yourselves by making idols of any kind. This is evil in the sight of the LORD your God and will arouse his anger.
"You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind, or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.
You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected--even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.
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