24 'Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these 1the nations which I am casting out before * you have become defiled.
25 'For the land has become defiled, 2therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land 3has spewed out its inhabitants.
26 'But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any * of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you
27 (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled );
28 so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you.