13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.[a](A)

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

52 drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places.(A)

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This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles[a](A) and burn their idols in the fire.(B)

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  1. Deuteronomy 7:5 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah; here and elsewhere in Deuteronomy

Break down their altars, smash(A) their sacred stones and burn(B) their Asherah(C) poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names(D) from those places.

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and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land,(A) but you shall break down their altars.(B)’ Yet you have disobeyed(C) me. Why have you done this?

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He removed(A) the high places,(B) smashed the sacred stones(C) and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake(D) Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan.[a])

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

14 Josiah smashed(A) the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles and covered the sites with human bones.(B)

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