20 “Whoever sacrifices to any god(A) other than the Lord must be destroyed.[a](B)

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  1. Exodus 22:20 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.

12 Anyone who shows contempt(A) for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering(B) there to the Lord your God is to be put to death.(C) You must purge the evil from Israel.(D)

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18 All the people of the land went to the temple(A) of Baal and tore it down. They smashed(B) the altars and idols to pieces and killed Mattan the priest(C) of Baal in front of the altars.

Then Jehoiada the priest posted guards at the temple of the Lord.

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