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Lexicon :: Strong's H5647 - ʿāḇaḏ

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TWOT Reference: 1553

Strong’s Definitions

עָבַד ʻâbad, aw-bad'; a primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.:—× be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, husbandman, keep, labour(-ing man, bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve(-ing, self), (be, become) servant(-s), do (use) service, till(-er), transgress (from margin), (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper,

KJV Translation Count — Total: 290x

The KJV translates Strong's H5647 in the following manner: serve (227x), do (15x), till (9x), servant (5x), work (5x), worshippers (5x), service (4x), dress (2x), labour (2x), ear (2x), miscellaneous (14x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 290x
The KJV translates Strong's H5647 in the following manner: serve (227x), do (15x), till (9x), servant (5x), work (5x), worshippers (5x), service (4x), dress (2x), labour (2x), ear (2x), miscellaneous (14x).
  1. to work, serve

    1. (Qal)

      1. to labour, work, do work

      2. to work for another, serve another by labour

      3. to serve as subjects

      4. to serve (God)

      5. to serve (with Levitical service)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be worked, be tilled (of land)

      2. to make oneself a servant

    3. (Pual) to be worked

    4. (Hiphil)

      1. to compel to labour or work, cause to labour, cause to serve

      2. to cause to serve as subjects

    5. (Hophal) to be led or enticed to serve

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָבַד ʻâbad, aw-bad'; a primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.:—× be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, husbandman, keep, labour(-ing man, bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve(-ing, self), (be, become) servant(-s), do (use) service, till(-er), transgress (from margin), (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper,
STRONGS H5647: Abbreviations
עָבַד 290 verb work, serve (Old Aramaic עבד do make, especially Nabataean, Palmyrene (often), Lzb331 f. Cook86, so Targum עֲבַד, Syriac bdb071201 (very often); but also Old Aramaic Phoenician עבד slave, vassal (and in many proper names), Targum עַבְדָּא, Syriac bdb071202 id.; Assyrian abdu, id. (rare); Late Hebrew עָבַד serve, performs acts of worship (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb), and derivatives; Arabic bdb071203 worship, obey (God); compare WeSkizzen iii. 165; Heid. 141, II. enslave; bdb071204 slave, worshiper; Sabean עבד id. DHMSüdar. Alt. p. 18; GerberVerb. Denom. 14 ff. thinks be slave, serve (Qal) and enslave (Hiph.) are denominative, compare also NöZMG xl (1886), 741); —
Qal272 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ע׳ Ezekiel 29:18 +; suffix עֲבָדוֺ Malachi 3:18 +; 3rd person masculine plural עָֽבְדוּ Deuteronomy 7:4; עָבָ֑דוּ Numbers 4:26, + 64 times Perfect; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַעֲבֹד Genesis 25:23 +; suffix יַעַבְדֵ֫נִי Exodus 4:23; יַעַבְדֶ֫נּוּ Psalm 22:31; 2 Kings 10:18; 3rd person masculine plural יַעַבְדוּ Deuteronomy 12:30 +; יַעֲבֹ֑דוּ Genesis 15:14 (Dr§ 103) Job 36:11; 2nd person masculine plural תַּעַבְדוּן Exodus 3:12, תַּעֲבֹד֑וּן Joshua 24:15, + 99 times Imperfect; (תָּעָבְדֵם, נָֽעָבְדֵם see Hoph.); Imperative עֲבֹד 1 Samuel 26:19; suffix עָבְדֵהוּ 1 Chronicles 28:9; עִבְדוּ Exodus 5:18 + 15 times; עֲבֹ֑דוּ Ezekiel 20:39; suffix עִבְדֻהוּ 1 Samuel 7:3; Infinitive construct עֲבֹד Malachi 3:14 +; עֲבָדֿ Jeremiah 34:9, 10; suffix עָבְדוֺ Jeremiah 27:6 +, etc.; Participle עֹבֵד Genesis 4:2 +; plural עֹבְדִים Numbers 18:21 +; construct עֹבְדֵי Psalm 97:7 +; suffix עֹבְדָיו 2 Kings 10:19; עֹבְדֵיהֶם Zechariah 2:13; —
†1. labour, work, do work: absolute Exodus 20:9 = Exodus 34:21 = Deuteronomy 5:13 (4th word); Exodus 5:18 (E) Ecclesiastes 5:11; with accusative of thing, till the ground Genesis 2:5; Genesis 3:23; Genesis 4:2, 12 (J), 2 Samuel 9:10; Isaiah 30:24; Jeremiah 27:11; Zechariah 13:5; Proverbs 12:11; Proverbs 28:19 object omitted Deuteronomy 15:19; Ezekiel 48:19; vineyard Deuteronomy 28:39; garden Genesis 2:16 (J); עֹבְרֵי פִשְׁתִּים Isaiah 19:9 workers in flax; עֹבְדֵ(יׅ הָעִיר Ezekiel 48:18, 19 labourers of the city; עֲבֹדָתוֺ ע׳ Isaiah 28:21 work his work (only here of God, || עשׂה מַעֲשֵׂהוּ); עבדה על ע׳ Ezekiel 29:18 serve a military service against.
†2. work for another, serve him by labour: absolute Exodus 21:2 (E); with accusative pers Genesis 29:15; Genesis 31:6; Exodus 21:6 (E) Deuteronomy 15:12, 18; Malachi 3:17; Jeremiah 34:14, king his people 1 Kings 12:7; subject animals Jeremiah 27:6; Job 39:9; with accusative of person and thing Genesis 30:26 (twice in verse); Genesis 30:29 (J); with לְ person 2 Samuel 16:19; עִם Genesis 29:25, 30 (E) Leviticus 25:40 (P); עִמָּדִי Genesis 29:27 (E); לִפְנֵי 2 Samuel 16:19 (twice in verse); with בְּ of price Genesis 29:18, 20, 25; Genesis 31:41 (E) Hosea 12:13; Ezekiel 29:20; with בְּ personwork by means of another, use him as slave, Exodus 1:14; Leviticus 25:39, 46 (P) Jeremiah 22:13; Jeremiah 25:14; Jeremiah 27:7; Jeremiah 30:8; Jeremiah 34:9, 10.
3. serve as subjects: usually with accusative, their own chiefs or kings Judges 9:28 (twice in verse); Judges 9:38; 1 Samuel 11:1; 1 Kings 5:1 +; other kings, by tribute Psalm 18:44 = 2 Samuel 22:44; Jeremiah 27:7; Jeremiah 28:14; 2 Kings 25:24 +, other nations 2 Samuel 10:19; Jeremiah 40:9; Zechariah 2:13 +, kings other kings 2 Kings 18:7 +, with לְ, 1 Samuel 4:9 (twice in verse); מַס עֹבֵד Genesis 49:15 (J) Joshua 16:10; 1 Kings 9:21 (see מַס); † with בְּ person, work with, i.e. use as subjects, impose tribute upon, Jeremiah 25:14; Jeremiah 27:7; Jeremiah 30:8; Ezekiel 34:27.
4. serve God:
a. with accusative י׳, Exodus 3:12; Exodus 4:23; Exodus 7:16; Exodus 7:26 (JE), Psalm 22:31; Job 21:15; Malachi 3:14 +; with accusative of person and thing Exodus 10:26 (E); accusative of person omitted, Jeremiah 2:20 (read אֶעֱבוֺד Kt), עבד זבח ומנחה Isaiah 19:21 serve with peace-offering and grain-offering; עבד עֲבֹדָה Exodus 13:5 (of מַצֹּת).
b. other gods, with accusative א׳Deuteronomy 7:16; Deuteronomy 12:2, 30†; אלהים אחרים Deuteronomy 7:4; Deuteronomy 8:19; Deuteronomy 11:16; Deuteronomy 13:7; Deuteronomy 13:14; Deuteronomy 17:3; Deuteronomy 28:14, 36, 64; Deuteronomy 29:25; Deuteronomy 30:17; Deuteronomy 31:20; Joshua 23:16; Joshua 24:2, 16; Judges 2:10; Judges 10:13; 1 Samuel 8:8; 1 Samuel 26:19; 1 Kings 9:6, 9; 2 Kings 17:35; 2 Chronicles 7:19, 22; Jeremiah 11:10; Jeremiah 13:10; Jeremiah 16:11, 13; Jeremiah 22:9; Jeremiah 25:6; Jeremiah 35:15 (all D and Jeremiah); אֱלֹהֵי הַגּוֺיִם Deuteronomy 29:17; זָרִים Jeremiah 5:19; † כל צבא השׁמים Deuteronomy 4:19; 2 Kings 21:3; 2 Chronicles 33:3; Jeremiah 8:2; הבעל(יםׅ Judges 2:11; Judges 3:7; Judges 10:6; Judges 10:10; 1 Samuel 12:10; 1 Kings 16:31; 1 Kings 22:54; 2 Kings 10:18 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 10:19 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 10:21, 22, 23 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 17:16; † אלהי נֵכָר Joshua 24:20; Jeremiah 5:19; † (הַ)גִּלּוּלִים 2 Kings 17:12; 2 Kings 21:21 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 20:39; † האשׁרים 2 Chronicles 24:18; עצבים Psalm 106:36; † פםיל(ים) 2 Chronicles 33:22; 2 Kings 17:41; פסל 2Ki 97:7; with לְ, † לבעל Judges 2:13; † לאלהים אחרים Jeremiah 44:3.
5. serve י׳ with Levitical service (all P; compare RSSem i. 69): with accusative עבד עֲבֹדָה (see עֲבֹדָה) Numbers 3:7, 8; Numbers 4:23, 30, 47; Numbers 7:5; Numbers 8:11, 19, 22, 26; Numbers 16:9; Numbers 18:6, 21, 23; Joshua 22:27; accusative omitted Numbers 4:24, 26, 37, 41; Numbers 8:15 (but SAM Greek Version of the LXX עבדה), Numbers 8:25; Numbers 18:7.
†Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נֶעְבָּ֑ד Ecclesiastes 5:8; 2nd person masculine plural נֶעֱבַדְתֶּם Ezekiel 36:9; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יֵעָבֵד Deuteronomy 21:4; 3rd person feminine singular תֵּעָבֵד Ezekiel 36:34; —
1. be tilled, of land Deuteronomy 21:4; Ezekiel 36:9, 34.
2. Ecclesiastes 5:8 מֶלֶךְ לְשָׂדֶה נֶעְבָּ֑ד dubious: a king for (devoted to) the cultivated field (Hi); a king that maketh himself servant to the field (devoted to agriculture), Desee Commentaries, especially De.
Pual Perfect 3rd person masculine singular עֻבַּד Deuteronomy 21:3; Isaiah 14:3; passive of Qal, with בְּ impersonal Deuteronomy 21:3 of a calf with which it has not been worked; hard service with which it was worked with captives Isaiah 14:3.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הֶעֱבִיד Ezekiel 29:18; 2nd person masculine singular suffix הֶעֱבַדְתַּ֫נִי Isaiah 43:24, הֶעֱבַדְתִּיךָ Isaiah 43:23, וְהַעֲבַדְתִּיךָ Jeremiah 17:4; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיַּעֲבֵד 2 Chronicles 34:33; 3rd person masculine plural יַעֲבִדוּ Exodus 1:13; Infinitive construct הַעֲבִיד 2 Chronicles 2:17; Participle plural מַעֲבִדִים Exodus 6:15; —
1. compel to labour as slaves Exodus 1:13; Exodus 6:5 (P) 2 Chron 2:17, + Genesis 47:21 (reading הֶעֱבִיד לַעֲבָדִים), 2 Samuel 12:31 (reading וְהֶעֱבִיד + בְּ at; on both these see עבר Hiph. near the end); cause to serve, of army's service against, with accusative + (על)אל Ezekiel 29:18; cause to labour, weary, with בְּ of means Isaiah 43:23, 24 (perhaps play on meanings 2, 3).
2. make to serve as subjects, with 2 accusative Jeremiah 17:4, + Jeremiah 15:14 (read וְהַעֲבַרְתִּיךָ see עבר Hiph. near the end).
3. cause to serve God 2 Chronicles 34:33.
Hoph. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix תָּֽעָבְדֵם Exodus 20:5 = Deuteronomy 5:9; Exodus 23:24; 1st person plural suffix נָֽצָבְדֵם Deuteronomy 13:3 (Köi. 259 Sta§ 549 g Thes; < NesMarg. 12 f. Qal anomalously pointed (compare WAG. ed. 2, i, 62 n. FlKl. Schr. i. 98); Ges§ 60 R. 1 Dr Qal falsely pointed as Hoph.); — be led or enticed to serve other gods Exodus 20:5 = Deuteronomy 5:9; Exodus 23:24; Deuteronomy 13:8.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H5648.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:5; 2:16; 3:23; 4:2; 4:2; 4:12; 15:14; 25:23; 29:15; 29:18; 29:20; 29:25; 29:25; 29:27; 29:30; 30:26; 30:29; 31:6; 31:41; 47:21; 49:15


1:13; 1:13; 1:14; 3:12; 3:12; 4:23; 4:23; 5:18; 5:18; 6:5; 6:15; 7:16; 10:26; 13:5; 20:5; 20:5; 20:9; 21:2; 21:6; 23:24; 23:24; 34:21


25:39; 25:40; 25:46


3:7; 3:8; 4:23; 4:24; 4:26; 4:26; 4:30; 4:37; 4:41; 4:47; 7:5; 8:11; 8:15; 8:19; 8:22; 8:25; 8:26; 16:9; 18:6; 18:7; 18:21; 18:21; 18:23


4:19; 5:9; 5:9; 5:13; 7:4; 7:4; 7:16; 8:19; 11:16; 12:2; 12:30; 12:30; 13:3; 13:7; 13:8; 13:14; 15:12; 15:18; 15:19; 17:3; 21:3; 21:3; 21:4; 21:4; 28:14; 28:36; 28:39; 28:64; 29:17; 29:25; 30:17; 31:20


16:10; 22:27; 23:16; 24:2; 24:15; 24:16; 24:20


2:10; 2:11; 2:13; 3:7; 9:28; 9:38; 10:6; 10:10; 10:13

1 Samuel

4:9; 7:3; 8:8; 11:1; 12:10; 26:19; 26:19

2 Samuel

9:10; 10:19; 12:31; 16:19; 16:19; 22:44

1 Kings

5:1; 9:6; 9:9; 9:21; 12:7; 16:31

2 Kings

10:18; 10:18; 10:19; 10:19; 10:21; 10:22; 10:23; 17:12; 17:16; 17:35; 17:41; 18:7; 21:3; 21:21; 25:24

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

2:17; 2:17; 7:19; 7:22; 24:18; 33:3; 33:22; 34:33; 34:33


21:15; 36:11; 39:9


18:44; 22:31; 22:31; 97:7; 106:36


12:11; 28:19


5:8; 5:8; 5:11


14:3; 14:3; 19:9; 19:21; 28:21; 30:24; 43:23; 43:23; 43:24; 43:24


2:20; 5:19; 5:19; 8:2; 11:10; 13:10; 15:14; 16:11; 16:13; 17:4; 17:4; 22:9; 22:13; 25:6; 25:14; 25:14; 27:6; 27:6; 27:7; 27:7; 27:7; 27:11; 28:14; 30:8; 30:8; 34:9; 34:9; 34:10; 34:10; 34:14; 35:15; 40:9; 44:3


20:39; 20:39; 29:18; 29:18; 29:18; 29:18; 29:20; 34:27; 36:9; 36:9; 36:34; 36:34; 48:18; 48:19; 48:19




2:13; 2:13; 13:5


3:14; 3:14; 3:17; 3:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5647 matches the Hebrew עָבַד (ʿāḇaḏ),
which occurs 289 times in 262 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 2:5–Exo 23:33)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth[fn] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 - The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:23 - So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:2 - Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:12 - When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:4 - For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:13 - Then the LORD said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - The LORD said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 - You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 - Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:18 - Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:20 - So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:27 - Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:30 - Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:26 - Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I’ve done for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:29 - Jacob said to him, “You know how I have worked for you and how your livestock has fared under my care.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:6 - You know that I’ve worked for your father with all my strength,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:41 - It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:15 - When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:13 - and worked them ruthlessly.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:14 - They made their lives bitter with harsh labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:12 - And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you[fn] will worship God on this mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:23 - and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:18 - Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:5 - Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:16 - Then say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness. But until now you have not listened.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:1 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:20 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:1 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:13 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning, confront Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:3 - So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:7 - Pharaoh’s officials said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the LORD their God. Do you not yet realize that Egypt is ruined?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:8 - Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the LORD your God,” he said. “But tell me who will be going.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:11 - No! Have only the men go and worship the LORD, since that’s what you have been asking for.” Then Moses and Aaron were driven out of Pharaoh’s presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:24 - Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the LORD. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:26 - Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the LORD our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:31 - During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:5 - When the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites—the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey—you are to observe this ceremony in this month:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:5 - When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:12 - Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:5 - You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:9 - Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:2 - “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - then his master must take him before the judges.[fn] He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:24 - Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:25 - Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:33 - 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.”

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