"The whole assembly of the LORD says: 'How could you break faith1 with the God of Israel like this? How could you turn away from the LORD and build yourselves an altar in rebellion2 against him now?
Was not the sin of Peor3 enough for us? Up to this very day we have not cleansed ourselves from that sin, even though a plague fell on the community of the LORD!
And are you now turning away from the LORD? " 'If you rebel against the LORD today, tomorrow he will be angry with the whole community4 of Israel.
If the land you possess is defiled, come over to the LORD's land, where the LORD's tabernacle5 stands, and share the land with us. But do not rebel against the LORD or against us by building an altar6 for yourselves, other than the altar of the LORD our God.
When Achan son of Zerah acted unfaithfully regarding the devoted things,a7 did not wrath8 come upon the whole community9 of Israel? He was not the only one who died for his sin.' "10