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.
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.
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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out - See this energetic prosopopoeia explained in the note on Leviticus 18:25 (note). From this we learn that the cup of the iniquities of the Canaanitish nations was full; and that, consistently with Divine justice, they could be no longer spared.
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I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people. And ye shall be holy unto me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from other people that ye should be Mine.'--Lev. xx. 24, 26. 'Until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the Lord, he shall be holy.... All the days of his separation he is holy unto the Lord.'--Num. vi. 5, 8. 'Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered without the …
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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.
Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.
This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.
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