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16 But (A)in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity (B)of the Amorites (C)is not yet complete.”

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(A)According to [a]the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and (B)according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their [b]ordinances.

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  1. Leviticus 18:3 what is done in
  2. Leviticus 18:3 statutes

24 (A)‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; (B)for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25 For (C)the land is defiled; therefore I (D)visit[a] the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land (E)vomits out its inhabitants. 26 (F)You shall therefore [b]keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you 27 (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), 28 lest (G)the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you. 29 For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be [c]cut off from among their people.

30 ‘Therefore you shall keep My [d]ordinance, so (H)that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them: (I)I am the Lord your God.’ ”

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  1. Leviticus 18:25 bring judgment for
  2. Leviticus 18:26 obey
  3. Leviticus 18:29 Put to death
  4. Leviticus 18:30 charge

31 (A)You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every [a]abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for (B)they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

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  1. Deuteronomy 12:31 detestable action

Avoid Wicked Customs

“When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, (A)you shall not learn to follow the [a]abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter (B)pass[b] through the fire, (C)or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 (D)or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or (E)one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are [c]an abomination to the Lord, and (F)because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. 13 You shall be [d]blameless before the Lord your God. 14 For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the Lord your God has not [e]appointed such for you.

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  1. Deuteronomy 18:9 detestable acts
  2. Deuteronomy 18:10 Be burned as an offering to an idol
  3. Deuteronomy 18:12 detestable
  4. Deuteronomy 18:13 Lit. perfect
  5. Deuteronomy 18:14 allowed you to do so