23 You must not live according to the customs of the nations(A) I am going to drive out before you.(B) Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.(C)

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It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity(A) that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness(B) of these nations,(C) the Lord your God will drive them out(D) before you, to accomplish what he swore(E) to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.(F)

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31 You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates.(A) They even burn their sons(B) and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.(C)

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12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.(A)

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