God spoke, and these were his words:
"I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt, where you were slaves.
"Worship no god but me.
"Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth. 15
Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals. I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation. 26
But I show my love to thousands of generations a of those who love me and obey my laws.