Deuteronomy 4:12-19 (New International Version)

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12 Then the LORD spoke1 to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form;2 there was only a voice.3 13 He declared to you his covenant,4 the Ten Commandments,5 which he commanded you to follow and then wrote them on two stone tablets. 14 And the LORD directed me at that time to teach you the decrees and laws6 you are to follow in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess.

Idolatry Forbidden

15 You saw no form7 of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb8 out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully,9 16 so that you do not become corrupt10 and make for yourselves an idol,11 an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, 17 or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air,12 18 or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below. 19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun,13 the moon and the stars14--all the heavenly array15--do not be enticed16 into bowing down to them and worshiping17 things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
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