24 Do not bow in worship to their gods, and do not serve them. Do not imitate their practices. Instead, demolish them[a] and smash their sacred pillars to pieces.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 23:24 Probably the idols

18 so that they won’t teach you to do all the detestable acts they do for their gods, and you sin against the Lord your God.(A)

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24 there were even male cult prostitutes in the land.(A) They imitated all the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.(B)

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15 They rejected his statutes and his covenant he had made with their ancestors(A) and the warnings he had given them. They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves,(B) following the surrounding nations the Lord had commanded them not to imitate.(C)

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47 Didn’t you walk in their ways and do their detestable practices? It was only a short time before all your ways were more corrupt than theirs.(A)

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