“When you enter into the Land” (Dt.18:9)—
perform the commandment specified in this context,
for by virtue of this will you enter the Land.
“Which HASHEM your God is giving you” (Dt.18:9)—
because you deserve it.2
“Do not learn to perform the abominable deeds of those peoples” (Dt.18:9).
Is it possible to say that
you are not free to learn [about their practices],
to explain [them], or to understand [them]?
The Teaching states:
“To perform” (Dt.18:9)—
you are not free to learn how to perform [their rites],
but you may learn to explain [them]
and to understand [them].