24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship(A) them or follow their practices.(B) You must demolish(C) them and break their sacred stones(D) to pieces.

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52 drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places.(A)

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This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles[a](A) and burn their idols in the fire.(B)

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  1. Deuteronomy 7:5 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah; here and elsewhere in Deuteronomy
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Break down their altars, smash(A) their sacred stones and burn(B) their Asherah(C) poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names(D) from those places.

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26 Then build a proper kind of[a] altar to the Lord your God on the top of this height. Using the wood of the Asherah pole that you cut down, offer the second[b] bull as a burnt offering.(A)

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  1. Judges 6:26 Or build with layers of stone an
  2. Judges 6:26 Or full-grown; also in verse 28
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13 He even deposed his grandmother Maakah(A) from her position as queen mother,(B) because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down(C) and burned it in the Kidron Valley.

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16 King Asa also deposed his grandmother Maakah(A) from her position as queen mother,(B) because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah.(C) Asa cut it down, broke it up and burned it in the Kidron Valley.(D)

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His heart was devoted(A) to the ways of the Lord; furthermore, he removed the high places(B) and the Asherah poles(C) from Judah.(D)

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In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God(A) of his father David. In his twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of high places, Asherah poles and idols. Under his direction the altars of the Baals were torn down; he cut to pieces the incense altars that were above them, and smashed the Asherah poles(B) and the idols. These he broke to pieces and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.(C)

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14 I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles[a](A)
    when I demolish your cities.

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  1. Micah 5:14 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah
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