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18 a replica of any creeping thing on the ground, a replica of any fish that is in the water below[a] the earth. 19 And do this so that you do not lift[b] your eyes toward heaven and observe[c] the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of the heaven, and be led astray and bow down to them and serve them, things that Yahweh your God has allotted to all of the peoples under all of the heaven. 20 But Yahweh has taken you and brought you out from the furnace of iron, from Egypt, to be a people of inheritance to[d] him, as it is this day.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 4:18 Literally “under”
  2. Deuteronomy 4:19 Literally “And lest you lift up”
  3. Deuteronomy 4:19 Literally “see”
  4. Deuteronomy 4:20 Or “for”; a people of inheritance = a people who is his very own possession
  5. Deuteronomy 4:20 Literally “as the day the this” = as you are now
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