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Deuteronomy 20:16 NIV

16 However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.

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Study tools for Deuteronomy 20:16

  • a 20:17 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  • b 20:19 - Or "down to use in the siege, for the fruit trees are for the benefit of people."