(Introduction.)
Today: idolatry is still bad.
31. “Don’t make gods of silver or gods of gold with me.” (Exodus 20:20)
32. “The names of other gods … should not be heard on your lips.” (Exodus 23:13)
33. “Burn the city…” (Deuteronomy 13:17) = the city whose population has become idolatrous
34. “…it shall not be rebuilt again.” (Deuteronomy 13:17)
35. “Let nothing that has been doomed stick to your hand.” (Deuteronomy 13:18) = don’t use anything from the aforementioned city
36. “Such evil things will not be done in your midst.” (Deuteronomy 13:12) = don’t entice people into idolatry
37. “Don’t assent to him/her…” (Deuteronomy 13:9) = the one enticing people into idolatry
38. “…and don’t listen to him/her…” (Deuteronomy 13:9)
39. “…show no pity on him/her…” (Deuteronomy 13:9)
40. “…and have no compassion on him/her…” (Deuteronomy 13:9) = don’t testify to his/her innocence
41. “…and don’t cover up the matter.” (Deuteronomy 13:9) = don’t be prevented from testifying to his/her guilt
42. “The prophet who … speaks in the name of other gods shall die” (Deuteronomy 18:20)
43. “Don’t listen to the words of that prophet.” (Deuteronomy 13:4) = a prophet encouraging idolatry
44. “The prophet who presumes to speak in my name that which I did not command … shall die.” (Deuteronomy 18:20)
45. “Don’t be afraid of [the aforementioned false prophet].” (Deuteronomy 18:22)