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22 For when I brought your ancestors out of Egypt and spoke to them, I did not just give them commands(A) about burnt offerings and sacrifices,(B) 23 but I gave them this command:(C) Obey(D) me, and I will be your God and you will be my people.(E) Walk in obedience to all(F) I command you, that it may go well(G) with you. 24 But they did not listen(H) or pay attention;(I) instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts.(J) They went backward(K) and not forward.