No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim.
Don't bow down to them and don't serve them because I am God, your God, and I'm a most jealous God. I hold parents responsible for any sins they pass on to their children to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation.
But I'm lovingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.
No using the name of God, your God, in curses or silly banter; God won't put up with the irreverent use of his name.
No working on the Sabbath; keep it holy just as God, your God, commanded you.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.