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Leviticus 26:1-2

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Exhortation to Obedience

26:1 “‘You must not make for yourselves idols, 1  so you must not set up for yourselves a carved image or a pillar, and you must not place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down before 2  it, for I am the Lord your God. 26:2 You must keep my Sabbaths and reverence 3  my sanctuary. I am the Lord.

1 sn For the literature regarding the difficult etymology and meaning of the term for “idols” (אֱלִילִם, ’elilim), see the literature cited in the note on Lev 19:4. It appears to be a diminutive play on words with אֵל (’el, “god, God”) and, perhaps at the same time, recalls a common Semitic word for “worthless, weak, powerless, nothingness.” Snaith suggests a rendering of “worthless godlings.”

2 tn Heb “on.” The “sculpted stone” appears to be some sort of stone with images carved into (see B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 181, and J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 449).

3 tn Heb “and my sanctuary you shall fear.” Cf. NCV “respect”; CEV “honor.”



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