12 (A)Take care, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you go, lest it become a (B)snare in your midst.

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32 (A)You shall make no covenant with them and their gods.

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(A)and when the Lord your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must (B)devote them to complete destruction.[a] (C)You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 7:2 That is, set apart (devote) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)

12 For if you turn back and cling to the remnant of these nations remaining among you (A)and make marriages with them, so that you associate with them and they with you, 13 know for certain that (B)the Lord your God will no longer drive out these nations before you, (C)but they shall be a snare and a trap for you, a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good ground that the Lord your God has given you.

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(A)and you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; (B)you shall break down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed my voice. What is this you have done?

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