New International Version
"'Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled.
King James Bible
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
Darby Bible Translation
Make not yourselves unclean in any of these things; for in all these have the nations which I am casting out before you made themselves unclean.
World English Bible
"'Don't defile yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations which I am casting out before you were defiled.
Young's Literal Translation
'Ye are not defiled with all these, for with all these have the nations been defiled which I am sending away from before you;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With any beast - This abomination is also punishable with death by the laws of this country. Any woman stand before a beast - That this was often done in Egypt there can be no doubt; and we have already seen, from the testimony of Herodotus, that a fact of this kind actually took place while he was in Egypt. See Clarke's note on Leviticus 17:7, and See Clarke on Leviticus 20:16 (note).
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Epistle Lxiv. To Augustine, Bishop of the Angli .
In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure."
You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.
Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.'"
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.
Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.
After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, "The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites.
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