Deuteronomy 5:9

Overview - Deuteronomy 5
The covenant in Horeb.
The ten commandments.
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Deuteronomy 5:9  (King James Version)
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

shalt not
Exodus 20:4-6

the Lord
On the import of the word {yehowah,} which we translate Lord, see Note on Ex
3:15 . The word {elohim,} which is rendered God, in the singular, {eloah,} and in Arabic {allah,} is derived from the Arabic {alaha,} he worshipped, adored, was struck with astonishment, fear, or terror: and hence, he adored with sacred honour and veneration: it also signifies, he succoured, liberated, kept in safety, or defended. Here we learn that {elohim} denotes the sole object of adoration; the perfections of whose nature must astonish all who contemplate them, and fill with horror all who rebel against him; that consequently he must be worshipped with reverence and religious fear; and that every sincere worshipper may expect help in all his weaknesses, etc., freedom from the power, guilt, and consequences of sin, and support and defence to the uttermost.

a jealous God
Exodus 34:14

Exodus 34:7 ; Jeremiah 32:18 ; Daniel 9:4-9 ; Matthew 23:35 Matthew 23:36 ; Romans 11:28 Romans 11:29