But didn’t you drive out the priests(A) of the Lord,(B) the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and make priests of your own as the peoples of other lands do? Whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull(C) and seven rams(D) may become a priest of what are not gods.(E)

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17 Before him all the nations(A) are as nothing;(B)
    they are regarded by him as worthless
    and less than nothing.(C)

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24 But you are less than nothing(A)
    and your works are utterly worthless;(B)
    whoever chooses you is detestable.(C)

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29 See, they are all false!
    Their deeds amount to nothing;(A)
    their images(B) are but wind(C) and confusion.

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11 Has a nation ever changed its gods?
    (Yet they are not gods(A) at all.)
But my people have exchanged their glorious(B) God
    for worthless idols.

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“Why should I forgive you?
    Your children have forsaken me
    and sworn(A) by gods that are not gods.(B)
I supplied all their needs,
    yet they committed adultery(C)
    and thronged to the houses of prostitutes.(D)

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20 Do people make their own gods?
    Yes, but they are not gods!”(A)

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Paul’s Concern for the Galatians

Formerly, when you did not know God,(A) you were slaves(B) to those who by nature are not gods.(C)

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