I: No Other Gods

King James Bible
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

New Living Translation Bible
You must not have any other god but me.

English Standard Bible
You shall have no other gods before me.


  1. Unless those gods are one or more of the following:
    1. The Baby Jesus
    2. Saint Mary
    3. Santa Claus
    4. Mammon
    5. The Free Market
    6. Political power
    7. Expediency
    8. Pride
  2. It is also quite acceptable to have other gods:
    1. After me
    2. Beside me
    3. Below me
    4. In addition to me, but in a clearly subordinate posiion
  3. It is also acceptable to blur the lines between 1 & 2, above

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