The Second Commandment

Exodus 20:4–6

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Commentaries by Commentaries by Anna Carroll

Exodus 20:4–6

Bible passage (Revised Standard Version)

4 “You shall not make for yourself a graven 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; 5you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.