Exodus 34:12-22 NIV

12 Be careful not to make a treaty1 with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare2 among you.

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13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.a3

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    • a 34:13 - That is, symbols of the goddess Asherah
      14 Do not worship any other god,4 for the LORD, whose name5 is Jealous, is a jealous God.6

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      15 "Be careful not to make a treaty7 with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute8 themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.9

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      16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives10 for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods,11 they will lead your sons to do the same.

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      17 "Do not make cast idols.12

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      18 "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread.13 For seven days eat bread made without yeast,14 as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Abib,15 for in that month you came out of Egypt.

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      19 "The first offspring16 of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock.

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      20 Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck.17 Redeem all your firstborn sons.18 "No one is to appear before me empty-handed.19

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      21 "Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest;20 even during the plowing season and harvest21 you must rest.

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      22 "Celebrate the Feast of Weeks with the firstfruits22 of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering23 at the turn of the year.b

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        • b 34:22 - That is, in the fall