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and do not go after other gods to serve them or worship them, and do not make me angry with the work of your hands, and I will do you no harm. Bible other translations

“worship them.” Or, “to bow down to them.” The same Hebrew verb, shachah (#07812 שָׁחָה), is translated as both “bow down” and “worship;” traditionally “worship” if God is involved and “bow down” if people are involved, but the verb and action are the same, the act of bowing down is the worship. The common biblical way of bowing down before people or God was to fall to one’s knees and bow the upper body to the earth. [For more on bowing down, see commentary on 1 Chron. 29:20].

“with the work of your hands.” That is, with idols made by hand.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 25:6