Then God spoke all these words:
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of slavery in Egypt.
"Never have any other god.
Never make your own carved idols or statues that represent any creature in the sky, on the earth, or in the water.
Never worship them or serve them, because I, the LORD your God, am a God who does not tolerate rivals. I punish children for their parents' sins to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.
But I show mercy to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my commandments.