The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 16:21–22

M Sam G

21  Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of YHWH thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

21  You shall not plant a sacred grove, nor shall you plant any tree near the altar of the Lord your God;

M Sam

22  Neither shalt thou set thee up a pillar, which YHWH thy God hateth.

22  Thou shalt not set up for thyself a pillar, which the Lord thy God hates.

22  you shall neither make nor set up for yourself a statue. These things the Lord your God hates.”