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18 any creeping thing on the ground, or any fish in the sea.[a] 19 Do not gaze toward the heavens and observe the sun, the moon, the stars—the entire array of the sky—with the intent[b] to worship and serve what the Lord your God gave every nation.[c] 20 For the Lord took you and brought you out of the iron-smelting furnace—out of Egypt—to be the people of his inheritance, as you are today.

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  1. Deuteronomy 4:18 Lit. in the waters below ground
  2. Deuteronomy 4:19 The Heb. lacks with the intent
  3. Deuteronomy 4:19 I.e. as lights in the night sky; cf. Gen 1:14-18
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