24 you shall (A)not bow down to their gods nor serve them, (B)nor do as they do, but (C)you shall utterly overthrow them and break their (D)pillars in pieces. 25 You (E)shall serve the Lord your God, and (F)he[a] will bless your bread and your water, and (G)I will take sickness away from among you.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 23:25 Septuagint, Vulgate I

13 You shall (A)tear down their altars and (B)break their pillars and cut down their (C)Asherim 14 (for (D)you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),

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17 (A)“You shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal.

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52 then (A)you shall drive out (B)all the inhabitants of the land from before you and destroy all their (C)figured stones and destroy all their metal images and demolish all their high places.

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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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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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Forbidden Forms of Worship

21 “You shall not plant any tree as (A)an Asherah beside the altar of the Lord your God that you shall make.

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(A)And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. (B)He removed the high places and broke the (C)pillars and cut down (D)the Asherah. And he broke in pieces (E)the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings to it (it was called Nehushtan).[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 18:4 Nehushtan sounds like the Hebrew for both bronze and serpent

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