Dear children! Guard yourselves from idols.
Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry, -
Neither become ye, idolaters, as some of them, - as it is written - The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to be making sport;
My dear children! these things, am I writing unto you, in order that ye may not be committing sin. And, if anyone should commit sin, an Advocate, have we, with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous;
Thou shalt not have other gods besides me.
And what agreement hath a shrine of God with idols? For, we, are the shrine of a God, that liveth: - even as God hath said - will dwell in them, and walk, and will be their God, and, they, shall be my people.
For, they themselves, concerning us, do tell - what manner of entrance we had unto you, and how ye turned unto God from the idols - to be serving a living and true God,
And, the rest of mankind who were not slain by these plagues, repented not of the works of their hands, - that they should not do homage unto the demons, nor unto the idols of gold and of silver and of copper and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;
and he deceiveth them who are dwelling upon the earth, by reason of the signs which it was given him to do before the wild-beast, - saying unto them who are dwelling upon the earth, that they should make an image unto the wild-beast who hath the stroke of the sword, and yet did live.
And, the smoke of their torment, unto ages of ages, ascendeth; And they have no rest day or night, who do homage unto the beast and his image, or if anyone receiveth the mark of his name.