Deuteronomy 16:22

22 and do not erect a sacred stone, for these the LORD your God hates.

Read Deuteronomy 16:22 Using Other Translations

Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.
And you shall not set up a pillar, which the LORD your God hates.
And never set up sacred pillars for worship, for the LORD your God hates them.

What does Deuteronomy 16:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 16:22

Neither shalt thou set up any image
Graven or molten, of man, beast, fish, or fowl; the word signifies a "statue or pillar" F3 which was set up for idolatry; for, as Aben Ezra observes, what was not set up for idolatry was not forbidden, as when erected in memory of any action or remarkable event; see ( Joshua 22:10 )

which the Lord thy God hateth;
as he does every species, of idolatry, or that has any tendency to it; it being so opposite to his being, perfections, and glory; and therefore nothing should be done like it, because it is so hateful to him.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 (hbum) (sthlhn) , Sept. "statuam", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Tig. vers. Fagius, Drusius, Grotius, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; so Ainsworth.
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