You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath…
I. THAT THE DENUNCIATION AND SENTENCE RELATE TO THE SIN OF IDOLATRY IN PARTICULAR, IF NOT TO THAT ALONE.
II. THAT IT RELATES TO TEMPORAL, OR, MORE PROPERLY SPEAKING, TO FAMILY PROSPERITY AND ADVERSITY.
III. THAT IT RELATES TO THE JEWISH ECONOMY, IN THAT PARTICULAR ADMINISTRATION OF A VISIBLE PROVIDENCE UNDER WHICH THEY LIVED.
IV. THAT AT NO RATE DOES IT AFFECT (OR WAS EVER MEANT TO AFFECT) THE ACCEPTANCE OR SALVATION OF INDIVIDUALS IN A FUTURE LIFE.
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: