4:23 Be on guard so that you do not forget the covenant of the Lord your God that he has made with you, and that you do not make an image of any kind, just as he 1 has forbidden 2 you. 4:24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire; he is a jealous God. 3
Threat and Blessing following Covenant Disobedience
4:25 After you have produced children and grandchildren and have been in the land a long time, 4 if you become corrupt and make an image of any kind 5 and do other evil things before the Lord your God that enrage him, 6 4:26 I invoke heaven and earth as witnesses against you 7 today that you will surely and swiftly be removed 8 from the very land you are about to cross the Jordan to possess. You will not last long there because you will surely be 9 annihilated.