This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles[a](A) and burn their idols in the fire.(B) For you are a people holy(C) to the Lord your God.(D) The Lord your God has chosen(E) you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.(F)

The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous(G) than other peoples, for you were the fewest(H) of all peoples.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 7:5 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah; here and elsewhere in Deuteronomy