God spoke these words, saying:  
    "I am the Lord your God, 

    who brought you out of Egypt,
        out of the house of bondage.

"You shall have no other gods before Me.  
shall not make for yourself a carved image--
    any likeness 
of anything that is in heaven above,
    or in the earth 
    or in the water under the earth;

You shall not bow down to them nor serve them.
For I, the Lord, am a jealous God, . . ."    

                                  --- Exodus 20:1-5