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Deuteronomy 12:1-8 (New American Standard)

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Laws of the Sanctuary

1 "These are the statutes and the judgments which you shall carefully observe in the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess a1as long as you live on the bearth. 2 "You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the 2high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. 3 "3You shall tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and burn their cAsherim with fire, and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods and 4obliterate their name from that place. 4 "You shall not act like this toward the LORD your God. 5 "5But you shall seek the LORD at the place which the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come. 6 "There you shall bring your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, 6your tithes, the dcontribution of your hand, your votive offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock. 7 "There also you and your households shall eat before the LORD your God, and 7rejoice in all eyour undertakings in which the LORD your God has blessed you. 8 "You shall not do at all what we are doing here today, every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes;
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