New Living Translation
Then I said to them, 'Each of you, get rid of the vile images you are so obsessed with. Do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt, for I am the LORD your God.'
King James Bible
Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Darby Bible Translation
and I said unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am Jehovah your God.
World English Bible
I said to them, Cast away every man the abominations of his eyes, and don't defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God.
Young's Literal Translation
And I say unto them, Let each cast away the detestable things of his eyes, And with the idols of Egypt be not defiled, I am Jehovah your God.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:7 Of his eyes - To which you have looked for help.
LibraryThe Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
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The Covenant of Works
"I am the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.
"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.
"Anyone who sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.
So do not act like the people in Egypt, where you used to live, or like the people of Canaan, where I am taking you. You must not imitate their way of life.
"You remember how we lived in the land of Egypt and how we traveled through the lands of enemy nations as we left.
And so she prostituted herself with the most desirable men of Assyria, worshiping their idols and defiling herself.
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