Not Imitating Evil

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Exodus 23:24

" 'You will not bow to their gods, and you will not serve them, and you will not act according to their actions, because you will utterly demolish them, and you will utterly break their stone pillars.

Leviticus 18:3

You must not {carry out} the practices of the land of Egypt, in which you lived, and you must not {carry out} the practices of the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you; and you must not follow their statutes.

Leviticus 20:23

And you shall not follow the statutes of the nation that I am driving out {from before you}, because they did all these things, and I detested them.

Deuteronomy 12:30

{take care} so that you are not ensnared {into imitating them} after their being destroyed from {before you}, and so that you not enquire concerning their gods, {saying}, 'How did these nations serve their gods, and [thus] {I myself} want to do also.'

Deuteronomy 18:9

"When you come to the land that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you, you must not learn to do like the detestable practices of those nations.

Deuteronomy 12:4

You shall not worship Yahweh your God like this.

2 Kings 17:2

He did evil in the eyes of Yahweh, only not as the kings of Israel who were before him.

Ezekiel 16:48

{As surely as I live},' {declares} the Lord Yahweh, 'surely your sister Sodom and her daughters did not [do] as you and your daughters did.

Ezekiel 20:18

"And I said to their children in the desert, 'You must not go in the statutes of your parents; you must not keep their regulations, and you must not make yourself unclean with their idols.

Isaiah 8:11

For Yahweh said this to me {while his hand weighed heavily on me}, and he {warned me not to walk} in the way of this people, saying,

Matthew 23:3

Therefore do and observe everything that they tell you, but do not do as {they do}, for they tell [others to do something] and do not do [it themselves].

Ezekiel 18:14

"And look! He has a son, and he sees all of the sin of his father that he did, and he sees [it], but he does not [do] it.

Ephesians 4:17

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind,

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