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

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Footnotes

  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.

They have been quick to turn away(A) from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol(B) cast in the shape of a calf.(C) They have bowed down to it and sacrificed(D) to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’(E)

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16 And the Lord said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your ancestors,(A) and these people will soon prostitute(B) themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake(C) me and break the covenant I made with them.

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17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted(A) themselves to other gods(B) and worshiped them.(C) They quickly turned(D) from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands.(E)

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and followed the practices of the nations(A) the Lord had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced.

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25 But they were unfaithful(A) to the God of their ancestors and prostituted(B) themselves to the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

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15 when he appointed(A) his own priests(B) for the high places and for the goat(C) and calf(D) idols he had made.

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This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Judah,(A)
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because they have rejected the law(B) of the Lord
    and have not kept his decrees,(C)
because they have been led astray(D) by false gods,[a](E)
    the gods[b] their ancestors followed,(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:4 Or by lies
  2. Amos 2:4 Or lies