Exodus 20:23

“Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 20:23

Ye shall not make with me gods of siluer, neither shall ye make vnto you gods of gold.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not make {other gods} besides Me; gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make for yourselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye shall not make `other gods' with me; gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not make unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Gods of silver and gods of gold you are not to make for yourselves.
- Basic English Bible

Ye shall not make beside me gods of silver, and ye shall not make to you gods of gold.
- Darby Bible

Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make to you gods of gold.
- Webster's Bible

You shall most certainly not make alongside of me gods of silver, or gods of gold for yourselves.
- World English Bible

ye do not make with Me gods of silver, even gods of gold ye do not make to yourselves.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(20:20) Ye shall not make with Me--gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not make unto you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 20:23

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:23


20:21 While the people continued to stand afar off - Afraid of God's wrath, Moses drew near unto the thick darkness; he was made to draw near, so the word is: Moses of himself durst not have ventured into the thick darkness if God had not called him, and encouraged him, and, as some of the Rabbins suppose, sent an angel to take him by the hand, and lead him up.

20:22 Moses being gone into the thick darkness where God was, God there spoke in his hearing only, all that follows from hence to the end of chap. 23, which is mostly an exposition of the ten commandments; and he was to transmit it to the people. The laws in these verses relate to God's worship. Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven - Such was his wonderful condescension; ye shall not make gods of silver - This repetition of the second commandment comes in here, because they were more addicted to idolatry than to any other sin.

20:24 An altar of earth - It is meant of occasional altars, such as they reared in the wilderness before the tabernacle was erected, and afterwards upon special emergencies, for present use. They are appointed to make these very plain, either of earth or of unhewn stones. That they might not be tempted to think of a graven image, they must not so much as hew the stones into shape, that they made their altars of, but pile them up as they were in the rough. In all places where I record my name - Or where my name is recorded, that is, where I am worshipped in sincerity, I will come unto thee, and will bless thee.


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