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"You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below.

New American Standard Bible

You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth.

International Standard Version

"You are not to craft for yourselves an idol or anything resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not make to thee a graven image, nor any likeness [of anything] that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor 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.

Amplified

“You shall not make for yourself any idol, or any likeness (form, manifestation) of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth [as an object to worship].

Bible in Basic English

You are not to make an image or picture of anything in heaven or on the earth or in the waters under the earth:

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, or any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth:

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not make to thee a carved image, and every appearance that is in the heavens above, and that is in the earth beneath, and that is in the water under the earth.

King James 2000

You shall not make unto yourself 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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

"You shall not make for yourself a divine image [with] any form that [is] in the heavens above or that [is] in the earth below or that [is] in the water below the earth.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not make to yourselves any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Thou shalt make thee no graven image, neither any similitude that is in heaven above, either in the earth beneath, or in the water that is beneath the earth.

New Heart English Bible

"You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not make to thee an image, or any form, that is in the heavens above, - or that is in the earth beneath, - or that is in the waters beneath the earth:

Webster

Thou shalt not make to 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:

World English Bible

"You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Youngs Literal Translation

Thou dost not make to thyself a graven image, or any likeness which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּסל 
Pecel 
Usage: 31

תּמנה תּמוּנה 
T@muwnah 
Usage: 10

is in heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

or that is in the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

beneath, or that is in the water
מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

Images Exodus 20:4

Prayers for Exodus 20:4

Context Readings

The Ten Commandments

3 "You shall have no other gods before me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children to the third and fourth generations of those who reject me,


Cross References

Leviticus 26:1

"'You must not make for yourselves idols, so you must not set up for yourselves a carved image or a pillar, and you must not place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down before it, for I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 4:15-19

Be very careful, then, because you saw no form at the time the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the middle of the fire.

Deuteronomy 27:15

Cursed is the one who makes a carved or metal image -- something abhorrent to the Lord, the work of the craftsman -- and sets it up in a secret place.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'

Psalm 97:7

All who worship idols are ashamed, those who boast about worthless idols. All the gods bow down before him.

Leviticus 19:4

Do not turn to idols, and you must not make for yourselves gods of cast metal. I am the Lord your God.

Acts 17:29

So since we are God's offspring, we should not think the deity is like gold or silver or stone, an image made by human skill and imagination.

Exodus 32:1

When the people saw that Moses delayed in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, "Get up, make us gods that will go before us. As for this fellow Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him!"

Exodus 32:8

They have quickly turned aside from the way that I commanded them -- they have made for themselves a molten calf and have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and said, 'These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt.'"

Exodus 32:23

They said to me, 'Make us gods that will go before us, for as for this fellow Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.'

Exodus 34:17

You must not make yourselves molten gods.

Deuteronomy 4:23-25

Be on guard so that you do not forget the covenant of the Lord your God that he has made with you, and that you do not make an image of any kind, just as he has forbidden you.

Deuteronomy 5:8

You must not make for yourself an image of anything in heaven above, on earth below, or in the waters beneath.

1 Kings 12:28

After the king had consulted with his advisers, he made two golden calves. Then he said to the people, "It is too much trouble for you to go up to Jerusalem. Look, Israel, here are your gods who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

2 Chronicles 33:7

He put an idolatrous image he had made in God's temple, about which God had said to David and to his son Solomon, "This temple in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will be my permanent home.

Psalm 115:4-8

Their idols are made of silver and gold -- they are man-made.

Psalm 135:15-18

The nations' idols are made of silver and gold, they are man-made.

Isaiah 40:18-20

To whom can you compare God? To what image can you liken him?

Isaiah 42:8

I am the Lord! That is my name! I will not share my glory with anyone else, or the praise due me with idols.

Isaiah 42:17

Those who trust in idols will turn back and be utterly humiliated, those who say to metal images, 'You are our gods.'"

Isaiah 44:9-20

All who form idols are nothing; the things in which they delight are worthless. Their witnesses cannot see; they recognize nothing, so they are put to shame.

Isaiah 45:16

They will all be ashamed and embarrassed; those who fashion idols will all be humiliated.

Isaiah 46:5-8

To whom can you compare and liken me? Tell me whom you think I resemble, so we can be compared!

Jeremiah 10:3-5

For the religion of these people is worthless. They cut down a tree in the forest, and a craftsman makes it into an idol with his tools.

Jeremiah 10:8-9

The people of those nations are both stupid and foolish. Instruction from a wooden idol is worthless!

Jeremiah 10:14-16

All these idolaters will prove to be stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith will be disgraced by the idol he made. For the image he forges is merely a sham. There is no breath in any of those idols.

Ezekiel 8:10

So I went in and looked. I noticed every figure of creeping thing and beast -- detestable images -- and every idol of the house of Israel, engraved on the wall all around.

Acts 19:26-35

And you see and hear that this Paul has persuaded and turned away a large crowd, not only in Ephesus but in practically all of the province of Asia, by saying that gods made by hands are not gods at all.

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles.

Revelation 9:20

The rest of humanity, who had not been killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they did not stop worshiping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood -- idols that cannot see or hear or walk about.

Revelation 13:14-15

and, by the signs he was permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, he deceived those who live on the earth. He told those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who had been wounded by the sword, but still lived.

Revelation 14:9-11

A third angel followed the first two, declaring in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and takes the mark on his forehead or his hand,

Revelation 16:2

So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth. Then ugly and painful sores appeared on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.

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