New International Version
11 Obey what I command(A) you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.(B) 12 Be careful not to make a treaty(C) with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare(D) among you. 13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.[a](E) 14 Do not worship any other god,(F) for the Lord, whose name(G) is Jealous, is a jealous God.(H)
15 “Be careful not to make a treaty(I) with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute(J) themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.(K) 16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives(L) for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods,(M) they will lead your sons to do the same.
- Exodus 34:13 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah