14 You are never to bow down to another god because Yahweh, being jealous(A) by nature,[a] is a jealous God.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 34:14 Lit Yahweh—His name is Jealous, or Yahweh is jealous for His name, He

15 It serves as fuel for man.
He takes some of it and warms himself;
also he kindles a fire and bakes bread;
he even makes it into a god and worships it;
he makes an idol from it and bows down to it.

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19 No one reflects,
no one has the perception or insight to say,
“I burned half of it in the fire,
I also baked bread on its coals,
I roasted meat and ate.
I will make something detestable(A) with the rest of it,
and I will bow down to a block of wood.”

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