These are the statutes and ordinances that you must diligently observe in the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you to occupy all the days that you live on the earth.
You must demolish completely all the places where the nations whom you are about to dispossess served their gods, on the mountain heights, on the hills, and under every leafy tree.
Break down their altars, smash their pillars, burn their sacred poles a with fire, and hew down the idols of their gods, and thus blot out their name from their places.
You shall not worship the Lord your God in such ways.
But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes as his habitation to put his name there. You shall go there,
bringing there your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and your donations, your votive gifts, your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and flocks.
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