and contrary to my command has worshipped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars of the sky,
and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly host, which I have not commanded,
by serving other gods or by worshiping the sun, the moon, or any of the forces of heaven, which I have strictly forbidden.
by going off to worship other gods, bowing down to them--the sun, say, or the moon, or any rebel sky-gods--
By becoming a servant of other gods and worshipping them or the sun or the moon or all the stars of heaven, against my orders;
by going to serve other gods and worshiping them—whether the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden—
"who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded,
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1 tc The MT reads “and to the sun,” thus including the sun, the moon, and other heavenly spheres among the gods. However, Theodotion and Lucian read “or to the sun,” suggesting perhaps that the sun and the other heavenly bodies are not in the category of actual deities.
2 tn Heb “which I have not commanded you.” The words “to worship” are supplied in the translation for clarification.