Not Imitating Evil

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Exodus 23:24

You shall not bow down to their gods or serve them or do after their works; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break down their pillars and images.

Leviticus 18:3

You shall not do as was done in the land of Egypt in which you dwelt, nor shall you do as is done in the land of Canaan to which I am bringing you; neither shall you walk in their statutes.

Leviticus 20:23

You shall not walk in the customs of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they did all these things, and therefore I was wearied and grieved by them.

Deuteronomy 12:30

Be watchful that you are not ensnared into following them after they have been destroyed before you and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? We will do likewise.

Deuteronomy 18:9

When you come into the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of these nations.

Deuteronomy 12:4

You shall not behave so toward the Lord your God.

2 Kings 17:2

He did evil in the sight of the Lord, but not as Israel's kings before him did.

Ezekiel 16:48

As I live, says the Lord God, Sodom your sister has not done, she nor her daughters, as you have done, you and your daughters.

Ezekiel 20:18

But I said to their sons in the wilderness, You shall not walk in the statutes of your fathers nor observe their ordinances nor defile yourselves with their idols.

Isaiah 8:11

For the Lord spoke thus to me with His strong hand [upon me], and warned and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,

Matthew 23:3

So observe and practice all they tell you; but do not do what they do, for they preach, but do not practice.

Ezekiel 18:14

But if this wicked man begets a son who sees all the sins which his father has committed, and considers and fears [God] and does not do like his father,

Ephesians 4:17

So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds.

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