"For athey will turn your bsonsaway from cfollowing Me to serveothergods ; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and 1He will quicklydestroy you.
"But thus you shall do to them: 2you shall teardown their altars, and smash their sacred pillars, and hewdown their dAsherim, and burn their gravenimages with fire.
"For you are 3a holypeople to the LORD your God ; the LORD your God has chosen you to be 4a people for His eown possession out of all the peopleswho are on the face of the fearth.
"5The LORD did not set His love on you norchoose you because you were more in numberthanany of the peoples, for you were the fewest of allpeoples,
but because the LORDloved you and kept the 6oathwhich He swore to your forefathers, 7the LORDbrought you out by a mightyhand and redeemed you from the house of gslavery, from the hand of Pharaohking of Egypt.
9"Know therefore that the LORD your God, 8He is God, 9the faithfulGod, 10who keepshHis covenant and iHis lovingkindness to a thousandthgeneration with those who 11love Him and keep His commandments ;
but 12repays those who hate Him to jtheir faces, to destroykthem; He will not delaylwith him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face.
"Therefore, you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgmentswhich I am commanding you today, to do them.
"13Then it shall come about, because you listen to thesejudgments and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you mHis covenant and nHis lovingkindnesswhich He swore to your forefathers.
"He will 14love you and bless you and 15multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your newwine and your oil, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock, oin the landwhich He swore to your forefathers to give you.
"You shall be blessedaboveallpeoples ; there will be no male or female 16barren among you or among your cattle.