"1When the LORD your Godbrings you into the landwhere you are entering to possess it, and clearsawaymanynationsbefore you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, 2sevennationsgreater and strongerthan you,
and when the LORD your Goddelivers them before you and you adefeat them, 3then you shall butterlydestroy them. 4You shall makenocovenant with them 5and shownofavor to them.
"Furthermore, 6you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your cdaughters to dtheir sons, nor shall you takeetheir daughters for your fsons.
"For gthey will turn your hsonsaway from ifollowing Me to serveothergods; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and 7He will quicklydestroy you.
"But thus you shall do to them: 8you shall teardown their altars, and smash their sacred pillars, and hewdown their jAsherim, and burn their gravenimages with fire.
"For you are 9a holypeople to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be 10a people for His kown possession out of all the peopleswho are on the face of the learth.
"11The LORD did not set His love on you norchoose you because you were more in numberthanany of the peoples, for you were the fewest of allpeoples,
but because the LORDloved you and kept the 12oathwhich He swore to your forefathers, 13the LORDbrought you out by a mightyhand and redeemed you from the house of mslavery, from the hand of Pharaohking of Egypt.
9"Know therefore that the LORD your God, 14He is God, 15the faithfulGod, 16who keepsnHis covenant and oHis lovingkindness to a thousandthgeneration with those who 17love Him and keep His commandments;
but 18repays those who hate Him to ptheir faces, to destroyqthem; He will not delayrwith him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face.
"Therefore, you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgmentswhich I am commanding you today, to do them.
"19Then it shall come about, because you listen to thesejudgments and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you sHis covenant and tHis lovingkindnesswhich He swore to your forefathers.
"He will 20love you and bless you and 21multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your newwine and your oil, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock, uin the landwhich He swore to your forefathers to give you.
"You shall be blessedaboveallpeoples; there will be no male or female 22barren among you or among your cattle.
"23The LORD will remove from you allsickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmfuldiseases of Egyptwhich you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you.
"You shall consumeall the peopleswhom the LORD your God will deliver to you; 24your eye shall not pity them, nor shall you serve their gods, for that would be 25a snare to you.
17"If you should say in your heart, 'Thesenations are greaterthan I; howcan I 26dispossess them?'
you shall not be afraid of them; you shall well27rememberwhat the LORD your Goddid to Pharaoh and to allEgypt:
1928the greattrialswhich your eyessaw and the signs and the wonders and the mightyhand and the outstretchedarm by which the LORD your Godbrought you out. So shall the LORD your Goddo to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.
20"Moreover, the LORD your God will send29the hornet against them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you perish.
"You shall not dreadvthem, for 30the LORD your God is in your midst, 31a great and awesomeGod.
"32The LORD your God will clearawaythesenationsbefore you little by little; you will not be able to put an end to them quickly, for the wwildbeasts would growtoonumerous for you.
"33But the LORD your God will deliver them before you, and will xthrow them into greatconfusionuntil they are destroyed.
"34He will deliver their kings into your hand so that you will make their nameperish from underheaven; 35noman will be able to standbefore you until you have destroyed them.
"The gravenimages of their gods you are to 36burn with fire; you shall 37not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nortake it for yourselves, or you will be 38snared by it, for it is an 39abomination to the LORD your God.
"You shall not bring an abomination into your house, and like it comeunder the 40ban; you shall utterlydetest it and you shall utterlyabhor it, for it is somethingbanned.