12:3 You must tear down their altars, shatter their sacred pillars, 1 burn up their sacred Asherah poles, 2 and cut down the images of their gods; you must eliminate their very memory from that place.
12:10 When you do go across the Jordan River 3 and settle in the land he 4 is granting you as an inheritance and you find relief from all the enemies who surround you, you will live in safety. 5
12:31 You must not worship the Lord your God the way they do! 6 For everything that is abhorrent 7 to him, 8 everything he hates, they have done when worshiping their gods. They even burn up their sons and daughters before their gods!
1 sn Sacred pillars. These are the stelae (stone pillars; the Hebrew term is מַצֵּבֹת, matsevot) associated with Baal worship, perhaps to mark a spot hallowed by an alleged visitation of the gods. See also Deut 7:5.
3 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
6 tn Heb “you must not do thus to/for the