Bible: Deuteronomy 4:12-19

4:12 Then the Lord spoke to you from the middle of the fire; you heard speech but you could not see anything – only a voice was heard. 1  4:13 And he revealed to you the covenant 2  he has commanded you to keep, the ten commandments, 3  writing them on two stone tablets. 4:14 Moreover, at that same time the Lord commanded me to teach you statutes and ordinances for you to keep in the land which you are about to enter and possess. 4 

The Nature of Israel’s God

4:15 Be very careful, 5  then, because you saw no form at the time the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the middle of the fire. 4:16 I say this 6  so you will not corrupt yourselves by making an image in the form of any kind of figure. This includes the likeness of a human male or female, 4:17 any kind of land animal, any bird that flies in the sky, 4:18 anything that crawls 7  on the ground, or any fish in the deep waters of the earth. 8  4:19 When you look up 9  to the sky 10  and see the sun, moon, and stars – the whole heavenly creation 11 you must not be seduced to worship and serve them, 12  for the Lord your God has assigned 13  them to all the people 14  of the world. 15 

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