What does "Lo Sachmod Kesef ve'Zahav Aleihem" mean?


Ramban, Targum Onkelos and Targum Yonasan: It means 'Do not covet the silver and gold that is on them' - as if it had written 'Asher Aleihem' - and is coming to include the golden and silver ornaments that adorn the idols in the Isur of Avodah Zarah. 1


Ramban: The "Pesilei Eloheihem" that the Torah just mentioned.


How will one become ensnared by the silver and gold of the Avodah-Zarah?


Seforno: Because a person who indulges in business with the silver and gold of idolatry and is successful, is likely to attribute his success to the idolatry from which it came.


Once one takes a fancy to the silver and gold that adorns the idols, the Yeitzer ha'Ra will draw his attention to the idol itself and entice him to wotship it. 1


As we learn from the opening Pasuk in Tehilim.

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