1"These are the statutes and the judgmentswhich you shall carefullyobserve in the landwhich the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possessa1as long as you live on the bearth.
"You shall utterlydestroyall the placeswhere the nationswhom you shall dispossessserve their gods, on the 2highmountains and on the hills and undereverygreentree.
"3You shall teardown their altars and smash their sacred pillars and burn their cAsherim with fire, and you shall cutdown the engravedimages of their gods and 4obliterate their name from that place.
"You shall not actlikethis toward the LORD your God.
"5But you shall seek the LORD at the placewhich the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His namethere for His dwelling, and there you shall come.
6"There you shall bring your burntofferings, your sacrifices, 6your tithes, the dcontribution of your hand, your votiveofferings, your freewillofferings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock.
7"There also you and your households shall eatbefore the LORD your God, and 7rejoice in alleyour undertakings in which the LORD your God has blessed you.
"You shall not do at allwhat we are doingheretoday, everyman doing whatever is right in his own eyes;