Deuteronomy 20:16-18 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.1

References for Deuteronomy 20:16

17 Completely destroya them--the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites--as the LORD your God has commanded you.

References for Deuteronomy 20:17

    • a 20:17 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
      18 Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods,2 and you will sin3 against the LORD your God.

      References for Deuteronomy 20:18