That is a direct command from God for one time only. He never repeated those commands but gave the commandment not to make images of things in heaven.Ex 25:18
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.
I mean Mary is in heaven isn't she, the so called saints are in heaven aren't they? It is repeated again.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,
You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God.
The repeating of something many times in scripture is a clear signal from God NOT to do it. Yet constantly RCs ignore all these warnings because of Ex 25:8. The RCs are being lead by blind guides. No apostle ever prayed to Mary after she died or to any saint. They did not have statues made.