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Exodus 20:23

    Exodus 20:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall you make to you gods of gold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye shall not make other gods with me; gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not make unto you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Gods of silver and gods of gold you are not to make for yourselves.

    Webster's Revision

    Ye shall not make other gods with me; gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not make unto you.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye shall not make other gods with me; gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not make unto you.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 20:23

    Ye shall not make with me gods of silver - The expressions here are very remarkable. Before it was said, Ye shall have no other gods Before me, אל פני al panai, Exodus 20:3. Here they are commanded, ye shall not make gods of silver or gold אתי itti With me, as emblems or representatives of God, in order, as might be pretended, to keep these displays of his magnificence in memory; on the contrary, he would have only an altar of earth - of plain turf, on which they should offer those sacrifices by which they should commemorate their own guilt and the necessity of an atonement to reconcile themselves to God. See Clarke's note on Exodus 20:4.