12 He put away the (A)male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed (B)all the idols that his fathers had made.

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And he broke down the houses of (A)the male cult prostitutes who were in the house of the Lord, (B)where the women wove hangings for (C)the Asherah.

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17 “None of the (A)daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none (B)of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute. 18 You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog[a] into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 23:18 Or male prostitute

29 (A)“Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, lest the land fall into prostitution and the land become full of depravity.

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(A)“How can I pardon you?
    Your children have forsaken me
    (B)and have sworn by those who are no gods.
(C)When I fed them to the full,
    (D)they committed adultery
    (E)and trooped to the houses of whores.

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24 And (A)now, O sons, listen to me,
    and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
25 Let not your heart turn aside to her ways;
    do not stray into her paths,
26 for many a victim has she laid low,
    and all her slain are (B)a mighty throng.
27 Her house is (C)the way to Sheol,
    going down to the chambers of death.

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