They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the goat idols[a](A) to whom they prostitute themselves.(B) This is to be a lasting ordinance(C) for them and for the generations to come.’(D)

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  1. Leviticus 17:7 Or the demons

17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted(A) themselves to other gods(B) and worshiped them.(C) They quickly turned(D) from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands.(E)

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39 They defiled themselves(A) by what they did;
    by their deeds they prostituted(B) themselves.

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“Look up to the barren heights(A) and see.
    Is there any place where you have not been ravished?
By the roadside(B) you sat waiting for lovers,
    sat like a nomad in the desert.
You have defiled the land(C)
    with your prostitution(D) and wickedness.

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12 My people consult a wooden idol,(A)
    and a diviner’s rod speaks to them.(B)
A spirit of prostitution(C) leads them astray;(D)
    they are unfaithful(E) to their God.

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