EPIC TRASH DAYS

EPIC TRASH DAYS::: Get Rid of all Your Graven Images: 3 Dimensional Images and Likenesses of Humans, Birds, Fish, Bugs, Beasts… toys, decorations, mannequins, busts, etc…

Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Notice the Commandment is 2 fold.

You shall not “make” (produce, or keep) unto themselves. Neither shall you bow down to them.

We should obey BOTH aspects of the commandment.

What is the definition of “make”?

Hebrew word:`asah

Definition
  1. to do, fashion, accomplish, make
    1. (Qal)
      1. to do, work, MAKE, produce 1a
    2. to do 1a
    3. to work 1a
    4. to deal (with) 1a
    5. to act, act with effect, effect
      1. to make 1a
    6. to make 1a
    7. to PRODUCE 1a
    8. to prepare 1a
    9. to make (an offering) 1a
    10. to attend to, put in order 1a
    11. to observe, celebrate 1a
    12. to ACQUIRE (property) 1a
    13. to appoint, ordain, institute 1a
    14. to bring about 1a
    15. to use 1a
    16. to spend, pass
    17. (Niphal)
      1. to be done
      2. to be made
      3. to be produced
      4. to be offered
      5. to be observed
      6. to be used
    18. (Pual) to be made
  2. (Piel) to press, squeeze
King James Word Usage – Total: 2633
do 1333, MAKE 653, wrought 52, deal 52, commit 49, offer 49, execute 48, KEEP 48, shew 43, prepare 37, work 29, do so 21, perform 18, get 14, dress 13, maker 13, maintain 7, miscellaneous 154

How do we know that “pecel” in Exodus 20 means graven image?

1. Every time you see “pecel” in the OT its translated as “graven image” or “carved image”, or “graven” – not idol.

2. The context is explained by the next word, “tamuwnah” (likeness) which is defined as form, image, likeness, representation, semblance, similitude. So it reads “you shall not make any graven image OR any form, image, likeness, representation, semblance, or similitude of (beast, fish, bird, bug, etc)….”

3. In 2 Chronicles 33:7, the word “pecel” (carved image) is used right next to the word “cemel” (idol). In this Scripture you can see the correct use of “pecel” and “cemel.”

2 Chronicles 33:7 And he set a carved image (pecel) , the idol (cemel) which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:

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