25 The carved images of their gods (A)you shall burn with fire. You (B)shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, lest you be (C)ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.

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12 And they left their gods there, and David gave command, and they were burned.

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17 (A)“You shall not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep in which is a blemish, any defect whatever, for that is an abomination to the Lord your God.

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20 He took the calf that they had made and burned it with fire and ground it to powder and scattered it on the water and made the people of Israel drink it.

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21 when I saw among the spoil a beautiful cloak from Shinar, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels,[a] then I coveted them and took them. And see, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 7:21 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams

You shall tear down their altars and dash in pieces (A)their pillars and burn their (B)Asherim with fire. You shall chop down the carved images of their gods and (C)destroy their name out of that place.

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24 And Gideon said to them, “Let me make a request of you: every one of you give me the earrings from his spoil.” (For they had golden earrings, (A)because they were Ishmaelites.) 25 And they answered, “We will willingly give them.” And they spread a cloak, and every man threw in it the earrings of his spoil. 26 And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels[a] of gold, besides (B)the crescent ornaments and (C)the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian, and besides the collars that were around the necks of their camels. 27 And Gideon (D)made an ephod of it and put it in his city, (E)in Ophrah. And all Israel (F)whored after it there, and it became a (G)snare to Gideon and to his family.

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  1. Judges 8:26 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams

Israel Defeated at Ai

But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for (A)Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel.

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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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  1. Deuteronomy 23:18 Or male prostitute

But thus shall you deal with them: (A)you shall break down their altars and dash in pieces their (B)pillars and chop down their (C)Asherim and (D)burn their carved images with fire.

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And on her forehead was written a name of (A)mystery: (B)“Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations.”

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But (A)those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, (B)into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that (C)plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of (D)all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

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“I will sweep away (A)man and beast;
    I will sweep away the birds of the heavens
    and (B)the fish of the sea,
and (C)the rubble[a] with the wicked.
    I will (D)cut off mankind
    from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord.

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  1. Zephaniah 1:3 Or stumbling blocks (that is, idols)

22 Then you will defile your carved idols overlaid with silver and your gold-plated metal images. (A)You will scatter them as unclean things. You will say to them, “Be gone!”

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16 And (A)you shall consume all the peoples that the Lord your God will give over to you. (B)Your eye shall not pity them, neither shall you serve their gods, for that would be (C)a snare to you.

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