Exodus 20 states "2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments."
The line I put in bold is one of the arguments others use saying that Catholics break the second commandment by having statues and pictures of Jesus, Mary, etc. If you were to take that sentence by itself I would think that means that you may not take any picture or make any representation of anything/person/item. Including pictures of your house, children, etc. because it states “on the earth beneath or in the waters below.” The second sentence is separated completely. It doesn’t say you may not make an image with the intentions of worship. Can you explain why the Church takes that meaning although it is not said?