25 The images of their gods you are to burn(A) in the fire. Do not covet(B) the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared(C) by it, for it is detestable(D) to the Lord your God.

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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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Achan’s Sin

But the Israelites were unfaithful in regard to the devoted things[a];(A) Achan(B) son of Karmi, the son of Zimri,[b] the son of Zerah,(C) of the tribe of Judah,(D) took some of them. So the Lord’s anger burned(E) against Israel.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 7:1 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 11, 12, 13 and 15.
  2. Joshua 7:1 See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 2:6; Hebrew Zabdi; also in verses 17 and 18.

He took the Asherah pole from the temple of the Lord to the Kidron Valley(A) outside Jerusalem and burned it there. He ground it to powder(B) and scattered the dust over the graves(C) of the common people.(D)

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12 The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn(A) them in the fire.(B)

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