- You know how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the midst of the nations through which you passed.
- And you have seen their detestable things, their idols of wood and stone, of silver and gold, which were among them.
- Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Beware lest there be among you a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit,
- one who, when he hears the words of this sworn covenant, blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall be safe, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart.’ This will lead to the sweeping away of moist and dry alike.