But worship only the , who brought you out of Egypt with great strength and a powerful arm. Bow down to him alone, and offer sacrifices only to him.
Be careful at all times to obey the decrees, regulations, instructions, and commands that he wrote for you. You must not worship other gods.
Do not forget the covenant I made with you, and do not worship other gods.
You must worship only the your God. He is the one who will rescue you from all your enemies.”
But the people would not listen and continued to follow their former practices.
So while these new residents worshiped the , they also worshiped their idols. And to this day their descendants do the same.