New International Version
When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.
King James Bible
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
Darby Bible Translation
When thou art come into the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do according to the abominations of those nations.
World English Bible
When you are come into the land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
Young's Literal Translation
'When thou art coming in unto the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, thou dost not learn to do according to the abominations of those nations:
Deuteronomy 18:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The sale of his patrimony - So we find that, though the Levites might have no part of the land by lot, yet they were permitted to make purchases of houses, goods, and cattle, yea, of fields also. See the case of Abiathar, 1 Kings 2:26 (note), and of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 32:7-8 (note).
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'When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Christ's Prophetic Office
Not that Light, but a Witness.
Messiah's Entrance into Jerusalem
After the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, "The LORD has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness." No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is going to drive them out before you.
It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the LORD your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
2 Kings 17:8
and followed the practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before them, as well as the practices that the kings of Israel had introduced.
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