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false gods

Psalm 58:1-2 (JDV) Psalm 58:11 Are you really saying the right things, you gods? Do you judge people fairly?Psalm 58:2 No, you practice injustice in your hearts; with your hands you weigh out violence in the land. Before David asks … Continue reading

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incense and sweet cane

incense and sweet cane Jeremiah 6:16-21 (JDV) Jeremiah 6:16 This is what Yahveh says: Stand by the crossroads and look. Ask about the path of long ago, “Which is the way to the good path?” Then take it and find … Continue reading

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they quit asking

they quit asking Jeremiah 2:1-13 (JDV) Jeremiah 2:1 The word of Yahveh came to me: Jeremiah 2:2 “Go and call in the ears of Jerusalem that this is what Yahveh says: I remember the covenant loyalty of your youth, your … Continue reading

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everywhere, but not everything

everywhere, but not everything Deuteronomy 33:26-29 (JDV) Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the sky as your partner, the clouds in his majesty. Deuteronomy 33:27 The God of old is your dwelling place, and … Continue reading

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first seek peace

first seek peace Deuteronomy 20:10-14 (JDV) Deuteronomy 20:10 “When you approach a city to fight against it, make an offer of peace. Deuteronomy 20:11 If it answers your offer of peace and opens its gates to you, all the people … Continue reading

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repulsive religious acts

repulsive religious acts Deuteronomy 17:1-5 Deuteronomy 17:1 “Do not sacrifice to Yahveh your God an ox or sheep with a defect or any serious flaw, because that is repulsive to Yahveh your God. Deuteronomy 17:2 “If a man or woman … Continue reading

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deceiving evidence

deceiving evidence Deuteronomy 12:32-13:3 (JDV) Deuteronomy 12:32 Be careful to do everything I command you; do not add anything to it or take anything away from it. Deuteronomy 13:1 “If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you … Continue reading

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what worship should be

what worship should be Deuteronomy 12:5 Instead, turn to the place Yahveh your God chooses from all your tribes to place his name for his dwelling and go there. Deuteronomy 12:6 You are to bring there your ascending offerings and … Continue reading

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places we revere

places we revere Deuteronomy 12:2 Destroy completely all the places where the nations that you are taking possession of worship their gods — on the high mountains, on the hills, and under every green tree. Deuteronomy 12:3 Tear down their … Continue reading

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worship disrupted

Joel 1:13-14 (JDV) Joel 1:13 Wrap yourselves in sackcloth and passionately demonstrate your sorrow, you priests; yell, you ministers of the altar. Come and spend the night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God, because grain and drink offerings are … Continue reading

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