New Living Translation
"Do not worship the LORD your God in the way these pagan peoples worship their gods.
King James Bible
Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall not do so unto Jehovah your God;
World English Bible
You shall not do so to Yahweh your God.
Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not do so to Jehovah your God;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:4 Not do so - That is, not worship him in several places, mountains, and groves.
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf. …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Break down their altars and smash their sacred pillars. Burn their Asherah poles and cut down their carved idols. Completely erase the names of their gods!
Rather, you must seek the LORD your God at the place of worship he himself will choose from among all the tribes--the place where his name will be honored.
1 Kings 14:15
Then the LORD will shake Israel like a reed whipped about in a stream. He will uproot the people of Israel from this good land that he gave their ancestors and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, for they have angered the LORD with the Asherah poles they have set up for worship.
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