17 Now therefore, (A)kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.

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11 This is what you shall do: (A)every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall devote to destruction.” 12 And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead 400 young virgins who had not known a man by lying with him, and they brought them to the camp at (B)Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.

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16 But (A)in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes, 17 but (B)you shall devote them to complete destruction,[a] the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, as the Lord your God has commanded, 18 that (C)they may not teach you to do according to all their abominable practices that they have done for their gods, and so you (D)sin against the Lord your God.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 20:17 That is, set apart (devote) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)

(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)

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