And I said unto you, I am the Lord your God,
&c:] The covenant God of them and their fathers, and they ought not to have owned and acknowledged any other besides him:
fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell;
meaning not a fear of being hurt by them, but such a fear and reverence of them as to worship them, which was only to be given to the Lord. The Amorites are here put for all the Canaanites, they being a principal people among them:
but ye have not obeyed my voice;
to cleave to him, fear and worship him; they had been guilty of idolatry, and this is the sin the prophet was sent to reprove them for, and bring them to a sense of.