Idolatry Forbidden

15 (A)“Therefore watch yourselves very carefully. Since (B)you saw no form on the day that the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16 beware (C)lest you act corruptly (D)by making a carved image for yourselves, in the form of any figure, (E)the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth. 19 And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see (F)the sun and the moon and the stars, (G)all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.

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39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. (A)Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”

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18 (A)No one has ever seen God; (B)the only God,[a] who is at the Father's side,[b] (C)he has made him known.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:18 Or the only One, who is God; some manuscripts the only Son
  2. John 1:18 Greek in the bosom of the Father

24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

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29 (A)Being then God's offspring, (B)we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.

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