Exodus 20:4-5

The Ten Commandments

4 d "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 e You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am f a jealous God, g visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

  1. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:1
    You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God.
    Deuteronomy 27:15
    "'Cursed be the man who makes a carved or cast metal image, an abomination to the Lord, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'
    Psalms 97:7
    All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; worship him, all you gods!
    Acts 17:29
    Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 23:24
    You shall not bow down to their gods nor serve them, nor do as they do, but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their pillars in pieces.
    Joshua 23:7
    That you may not mix with these nations remaining among you or make mention of the names of their gods or swear by them or serve them or bow down to them.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 34:14
    (for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God).
    Deuteronomy 4:24
    For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
    Deuteronomy 6:15
    For the Lord your God in your midst is a jealous God - lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.
    Joshua 24:19
    But Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the Lord, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.
    Nahum 1:2
    The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 34:7
    Keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving...
    Numbers 14:18
    'The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in ste...
    Psalms 79:8
    Do not remember against us our former iniquitie...
    Psalms 109:14
    May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered b...
    Isaiah 65:6 - 7
    Behold, it is written before me: "I will not ke...
    Jeremiah 32:18
    You show steadfast love to thousands, but you r...
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