You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,(A) punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations(B) of those who hate Me,

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24 You must not bow down to their gods or worship them. Do not imitate their practices. Instead, demolish them[a] and smash their sacred pillars to pieces.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 23:24 Probably the idols

You must not bow down to them or worship them, because I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,(A)

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and so that you do not associate with these nations remaining among you. Do not call on the names of their gods or make an oath to them;(A) do not worship them or bow down to them.

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35 The Lord made a covenant with them and commanded them, “Do not fear other gods; do not bow down to them;(A) do not serve them; do not sacrifice to them.(B)

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35 When they were in their kingdom,
with Your abundant goodness that You gave them,
and in the spacious and fertile land You set before them,(A)
they would not serve You or turn from their wicked ways.

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12 For the nation and the kingdom
that will not serve you will perish;
those nations will be annihilated.(A)

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18 So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

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