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20 Righteousness! Pursue righteousness so that you live long and take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Rules for worship

21 Don’t plant any tree to serve as a sacred pole[a] next to the altar you make for the Lord your God. 22 Don’t set up any sacred stone either, because the Lord your God hates such things.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 16:21 Heb asherah, perhaps an object devoted to the goddess Asherah

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