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15 Bible Verses about Not Imitating Evil

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Exodus 23:24

You are not to bow down to their gods or serve them. You are not to follow their practices, but you are to overthrow them completely and smash their sacred stones to pieces.

Leviticus 18:3

You are not to do what you used to do in the land of Egypt where you lived. You are not to do what Canaan does, where I'm about to bring you, so that you live according to their statutes.

Leviticus 20:23

You are not to live by the customs of the nations, whom I've cast away right in front of you. Because they did all of these things, I detested them.

Deuteronomy 12:30

after they have been destroyed in your sight, be careful not to be ensnared as they were. Otherwise, you will seek their gods and ask yourselves, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do likewise.'

Deuteronomy 18:9

"When you enter the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, don't learn the detestable practices of those nations there.

Deuteronomy 12:4

"You must not act like this with respect to the LORD your God.

2 Kings 17:2

He practiced what the LORD considered to be evil, though not like the kings of Israel who had preceded him.

Ezekiel 16:48

"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "your sister Sodom and her daughters didn't do what you and your daughters have done.

Ezekiel 20:18

I told their children in the wilderness, "You are not to follow the statutes of your ancestors, observe their ordinances, or be defiled by their idols.

Isaiah 8:11

For this is what the LORD spoke to me, as his forceful hand was resting on me, and as he was warning me not to live the way this people were living:

Matthew 23:3

so do whatever they tell you and follow it, but stop doing what they do, because they don't do what they say.

Ezekiel 18:14

"Now suppose that he produced a son who practiced all of his father's sins, but then that son began to fear me and stopped doing all of these things.

Ephesians 4:17

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.

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