The Literal Commandment
For the LORD will vindicate His people,
And will have compassion on His servants,
When He sees that their strength is gone,
And there is none remaining, bond or free.
And He will say, ‘Where are their gods,
The rock in which they sought refuge?
Who ate the fat of their sacrifices,
And drank the wine of their drink offering?
Let them rise up and help you,
Let them be your hiding place!
‘See now that I, I am He,
And there is no god besides Me;
It is I who put to death and give life.
I have wounded and it is I who heal,
And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.(Deuteronomy 32:36-38)
In declaring that He alone is G-d, the Most High provides two examples of forbidden behavior that His people will have performed while wandering from Him: eating the fat of meat sacrificed to idols and drinking wine offered to idols.