New International Version
Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.
King James Bible
Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not make beside me gods of silver, and ye shall not make to you gods of gold.
World English Bible
You shall most certainly not make alongside of me gods of silver, or gods of gold for yourselves.
Young's Literal Translation
ye do not make with Me gods of silver, even gods of gold ye do not make to yourselves.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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"You shall have no other gods before me.
When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, "Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him."
Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me."
So Moses went back to the LORD and said, "Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold.
"Do not make any idols.
"'Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.
"Cursed is anyone who makes an idol--a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands--and sets it up in secret." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
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