They must not live in your land, lest they make you sin against me, for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare 1 to you.”
Do not let them live in your land, or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you."
"They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."
Do not even let them live among you! If you do, they will infect you with their sin of idol worship, and that would be disastrous for you."
They are not to stay in the same country with you lest they get you to sin by worshiping their gods. Beware. That's a huge danger."
Let them not go on living in your land, or they will make you do evil against me: for if you give worship to their gods, it will certainly be a cause of sin to you.
They shall not live in your land, or they will make you sin against me; for if you worship their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.
"They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."
They shall not dwell
in thy land
lest they make thee sin
against me: for if thou serve
it will surely be a snare
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They must not
in your land
they make you sin
against me, for if
, it will surely
a snareto you.”
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1 tn The idea of the “snare” is to lure them to judgment; God is apparently warning about contact with the Canaanites, either in worship or in business. They were very syncretistic, and so it would be dangerous to settle among them.