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And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
In the manners
You shall not do
what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.
beware that you are not ensnared
to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
Hear the word which the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel.
(for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled);
not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm the oath which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
When God heard, He was filled with wrath
Then I annihilated the three shepherds in
one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.