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) them. Neither shall you bow down to them. Obey both aspects of the commandment.

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 namefor ever:

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