"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.