for the people who were in the land before you have done all these abominations, 1 and the land has become unclean.
You yourselves must obey 1 my statutes and my regulations and must not do any of these abominations, both the native citizen and the resident foreigner in your midst, 2
You must obey my charge to not practice any of the abominable statutes 1 that have been done before you, so that you do not 2 defile yourselves by them. I am the Lord your God.’”
Whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord and because of these detestable things 1 the Lord your God is about to drive them out 2 from before you.
There were also male cultic prostitutes 1 in the land. They committed the same horrible sins as the nations 2 that the Lord had driven out from before the Israelites.
Finally the Lord could no longer endure your wicked deeds and the disgusting things you did. That is why your land has become the desolate, uninhabited ruin that it is today. That is why it has become a proverbial example used in curses. 1