Exodus 34:17
New International Version
“Do not make any idols.

New Living Translation
You must not make any gods of molten metal for yourselves.

English Standard Version
“You shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal.

Berean Standard Bible
You shall make no molten gods for yourselves.

King James Bible
Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

New King James Version
“You shall make no molded gods for yourselves.

New American Standard Bible
You shall not make for yourself any gods cast in metal.

NASB 1995
“You shall make for yourself no molten gods.

NASB 1977
“You shall make for yourself no molten gods.

Legacy Standard Bible
You shall make for yourself no molten gods.

Amplified Bible
You shall make for yourselves no molten gods.

Christian Standard Bible
“Do not make cast images of gods for yourselves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not make cast images of gods for yourselves.”

American Standard Version
Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will take some of their daughters for your sons and you will give your daughters to their sons, and your daughters will go astray after their gods and will seduce your sons after their gods.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt not make to thyself molten gods.

Contemporary English Version
Don't make metal images of gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not make to thyself any molten gods.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never make an idol.

Good News Translation
"Do not make gods of metal and worship them.

International Standard Version
"You are not to make molten gods for yourselves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

Literal Standard Version
you do not make a molten god for yourself.

Majority Standard Bible
You shall make no molten gods for yourselves.

New American Bible
You shall not make for yourselves molten gods.

NET Bible
You must not make yourselves molten gods.

New Revised Standard Version
You shall not make cast idols.

New Heart English Bible
You shall make no cast idols for yourselves.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

World English Bible
“You shall make no cast idols for yourselves.

Young's Literal Translation
a molten god thou dost not make to thyself.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Renews the Covenant
16And when you take some of their daughters as brides for your sons, their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to do the same. 17You shall make no molten gods for yourselves. 18You are to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, you are to eat unleavened bread as I commanded you. For in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt.…

Cross References
Exodus 20:4
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heavens above, on the earth below, or in the waters beneath.

Exodus 20:23
You are not to make any gods alongside Me; you are not to make for yourselves gods of silver or gold.

Leviticus 19:4
Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves molten gods. I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 5:8
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in the heavens above, on the earth below, or in the waters beneath.

Deuteronomy 27:15
Cursed is the man who makes a carved idol or molten image--an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of a craftsman--and sets it up in secret.' And let all the people say, 'Amen!'

Judges 17:3
And when he had returned the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, she said, "I wholly dedicate the silver to the LORD for my son's benefit, to make a graven image and a molten idol. Therefore I will now return it to you."

1 Kings 14:9
You have done more evil than all who came before you. You have proceeded to make for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me, and you have flung Me behind your back.


Treasury of Scripture

You shall make you no molten gods.

Exodus 32:8
They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:4
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

Isaiah 46:6,7
They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship…

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Exodus 34
1. The tablets are replaced
5. The name of the Lord proclaimed
8. Moses entreats God to go with them
10. God makes a covenant with them, repeating certain duties
28. Moses after forty days on the mount, comes down with the tablets
29. His face is radiant, and he covers it with a veil














(17) Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.--It is just possible that the Israelites when they worshipped the golden calf may have conceived that they were not breaking the second commandment, which forbade the adoration of any "graven image." An express law was therefore made against "molten images."

Verse 17. - Thou shalt make thee no molten gods. An express allusion to the recent sin of the golden calf.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You shall make
תַעֲשֶׂה־ (ṯa·‘ă·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

no
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

molten
מַסֵּכָ֖ה (mas·sê·ḵāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4541: A pouring over, fusion of metal, a libation, league, a coverlet

gods
אֱלֹהֵ֥י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

for yourselves.
לָּֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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