Warning against the Abominations of the Nations
18:24 “ ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things, for the nations which I am about to drive out before you37 have been defiled with all these things. 18:25 Therefore38 the land has become unclean and I have brought the punishment for its iniquity upon it,39 so that the land has vomited out its inhabitants. 18:26 You yourselves must obey40 my statutes and my regulations and must not do any of these abominations, both the native citizen and the resident foreigner in your midst,41 18:27 for the people who were in the land before you have done all these abominations,42 and the land has become unclean. 18:28 So do not make the land vomit you out because you defile it43 just as it has vomited out the nations44 that were before you. 18:29 For if anyone does any of these abominations, the persons who do them will be cut off from the midst of their people.45 18:30 You must obey my charge to not practice any of the abominable statutes46 that have been done before you, so that you do not47 defile yourselves by them. I am the Lord your God.’ ”
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