Leviticus 20:23
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New International Version
You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.

New Living Translation
Do not live according to the customs of the people I am driving out before you. It is because they do these shameful things that I detest them.

English Standard Version
And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation that I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I detested them.

New American Standard Bible
'Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.

King James Bible
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.

International Standard Version
You are not to live by the customs of the nations, whom I've cast away right in front of you. Because they did all of these things, I detested them.

NET Bible
You must not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am about to drive out before you, because they have done all these things and I am filled with disgust against them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never follow the practices of the people I am forcing out of your way. I cannot stand them because they did all these things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I am casting out before you; for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

New American Standard 1977
‘Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I shall drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye shall not walk in the practices of the Gentiles which I shall cast out before you; for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

American King James Version
And you shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

American Standard Version
And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Walk not after the laws of the nations, which I will cast out before you. For they have done all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation which I am casting out before you; for all these things have they done, and they became an abomination to me.

English Revised Version
And ye shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nations which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

World English Bible
You shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I am casting out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye walk not in the statutes of the nation which I am sending away from before you, for all these they have done, and I am wearied with them;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:10-27 These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.
Study Bible
Keep All My Decrees
22'You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to live will not spew you out. 23Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them. 24'Hence I have said to you, "You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:3
'You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.

Leviticus 18:25
'For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.

Jeremiah 10:2
Thus says the LORD, "Do not learn the way of the nations, And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens Although the nations are terrified by them;
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

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Leviticus 18:3,24,30 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelled, shall …

Deuteronomy 12:30,31 Take heed to yourself that you be not snared by following them, after …

Jeremiah 10:1,2 Hear you the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel…

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Leviticus 18:27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which …

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, …

Psalm 78:59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

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