No Graven Images
The first commandment forbids worshiping a false god. The second forbids worshiping the true God in a false way. The first is about whom to worship; the second is about how to worship. Within this commandment two actions are prohibited: making images of God, and bowing down and serving them. The Lord chastises to the fourth generation of those who hate Him, but blesses to a thousand to those who love Him and keep His commandments.