New Living Translation
"All these detestable activities are practiced by the people of the land where I am taking you, and this is how the land has become defiled.
King James Bible
(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
Darby Bible Translation
(for all these abominations have the men of the land done, who were before you, and the land hath been made unclean);
World English Bible
(for all these abominations have the men of the land done, that were before you, and the land became defiled);
Young's Literal Translation
(for all these abominations have the men of the land done who are before you, and the land is defiled),
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LibraryThe Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Ver. 20. "And Noah began and became an husbandman, and planted vineyards."--This does not imply that Noah was the first who began to till the ground, and, more especially, to cultivate the vine; for Cain, too, was a tiller of the ground, Gen. iv. 2. The sense rather is, that Noah, after the flood, again took up this calling. Moreover, the remark has not an independent import; it serves only to prepare the way for the communication of the subsequent account of Noah's drunkenness. By this remark, …
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Meditations for Household Piety.
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you.
So do not defile the land and give it a reason to vomit you out, as it will vomit out the people who live there now.
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