15 you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely,[a](A) both its people and its livestock.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 13:15 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.

17 The city and all that is in it are to be devoted[a](A) to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute(B) and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid(C) the spies we sent.

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 6:17 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 18 and 21.

Therefore a curse(A) consumes the earth;
    its people must bear their guilt.
Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up,(B)
    and very few are left.

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14 “On the day I punish(A) Israel for her sins,
    I will destroy the altars of Bethel;(B)
the horns(C) of the altar will be cut off
    and fall to the ground.
15 I will tear down the winter house(D)
    along with the summer house;(E)
the houses adorned with ivory(F) will be destroyed
    and the mansions(G) will be demolished,(H)
declares the Lord.(I)

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11 For the Lord has given the command,
    and he will smash(A) the great house(B) into pieces
    and the small house into bits.(C)

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