Deuteronomy 12:1-5 NIV

The One Place of Worship

1 These are the decrees1 and laws you must be careful to follow in the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess--as long as you live in the land.2

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2 Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains3 and on the hills and under every spreading tree4 where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods.

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3 Break down their altars, smash5 their sacred stones and burn6 their Asherah7 poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names8 from those places.

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4 You must not worship the LORD your God in their way.9

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5 But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name10 there for his dwelling.11 To that place you must go;

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