You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers' sin, to the third and fourth [generations] of those who hate Me,
You are to never bow down to another god because the LORD, being jealous by nature, is a jealous God.
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God. Otherwise, the LORD your God will become angry with you and wipe you off the face of the earth.
They provoked His jealousy with foreign gods; they enraged Him with detestable practices.
They have provoked My jealousy with [their] so-called gods; they have enraged Me with their worthless idols. So I will provoke their jealousy with an inferior people; I will enrage them with a foolish nation.
But Joshua told the people, "You will not be able to worship the LORD, because He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not remove your transgressions and sins.
They enraged Him with their high places and provoked His jealousy with their carved images.
Their silver and their gold will not be able to rescue them on the day of the LORD's wrath. The whole earth will be consumed by the fire of His jealousy. For He will make a complete, yes, a horrifying end of all the inhabitants of the earth.
God is wise and all-powerful. Who has opposed Him and come out unharmed?
Do you have an arm like God's? Can you thunder with a voice like His?
Adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and clothe yourself with honor and glory.
Unleash your raging anger; look on every proud person and humiliate him.
Look on every proud person and humble him; trample the wicked where they stand.
Hide them together in the dust; imprison them in the grave.
Then I will confess to you that your own right hand can deliver you.
Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the days when I deal with you? I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will act.
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!