- I AM the LORD your God, Who released you from out of the hand of Egyptian bondage,
and Who set you free from the spiritual slavery of devotion to false gods.
- You shall have NO other gods in addition to - or instead of - Me.
- You shall NOT make yourselves ANY image or idol, or symbol, or ANY likeness of ANY thing that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the waters and grottos beneath the earth:
- You shall NOT bow down yourselves unto them, NOR serve them, NOR honor them, NOR venerate them: For I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that prove their hatred of Me by ignoring My commandments,
- And showing mercy unto thousands of them that prove their love for me
by keeping my commandments.
Literal Expanded Version (LEV)