Deuteronomy 4:17

“The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 4:17

The likenesse of any beast that is on the earth, the likenes of any winged foule that flieth in the aire,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flieth in the heavens,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or any beast of the earth, or winged bird of the air,
- Basic English Bible

the pattern of any beast that is on the earth, the pattern of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,
- Darby Bible

The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
- Webster's Bible

the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,
- World English Bible

a form of any beast which [is] in the earth -- a form of any winged bird which flieth in the heavens --
- Youngs Literal Bible

the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 4:17

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 4:17


4:15 In Horeb - God, who in other places and times did appear in a similitude in the fashion of a man, now in this most solemn appearance, when he comes to give eternal laws for the direction of the Israelites in the worship of God, and in their duty to men, purposely avoids all such representations, to shew that he abhors all worship of images, or of himself by images of what kind soever, because he is the invisible God, and cannot be represented by any visible image.

4:16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves - Your ways, by worshipping God in a corrupt manner.

4:19 Driven - Strongly inclined. Which the Lord hath divided unto all nations - Which are not Gods, but creatures, made not for the worship, but for the use of men; yea, of the meanest and most barbarous people under heaven, and therefore cannot without great absurdity be worshipped, especially by you who are so much advanced above other nations in wisdom and knowledge, and in this, that you are my peculiar people.


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