Deuteronomy 5:9

9 Do not bow down to them or worship them because I, the LORD your God, am a passionate God. I punish children for their parents' sins—even to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me.

Deuteronomy 5:9 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 5:9

(See Gill on Deuteronomy 5:6).

Deuteronomy 5:9 In-Context

7 You must have no other gods before me.
8 Do not make an idol for yourself—no form whatsoever—of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth.
9 Do not bow down to them or worship them because I, the LORD your God, am a passionate God. I punish children for their parents' sins—even to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me.
10 But I am loyal and gracious to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11 Do not use the LORD your God's name as if it were of no significance; the LORD won't forgive anyone who uses his name that way.