12 Be careful not to make a treaty(A) with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare(B) among you. 13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.[a](C) 14 Do not worship any other god,(D) for the Lord, whose name(E) is Jealous, is a jealous God.(F)

15 “Be careful not to make a treaty(G) with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute(H) themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 34:13 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah