Deuteronomy 7:2
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New International Version
and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.

King James Bible
And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:

Darby Bible Translation
and when Jehovah thy God shall give them up before thee and thou shalt smite them, then shalt thou utterly destroy them: thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them.

World English Bible
and when Yahweh your God shall deliver them up before you, and you shall strike them; then you shall utterly destroy them: you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them;

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah thy God hath given them before thee, and thou hast smitten them -- thou dost utterly devote them -- thou dost not make with them a covenant, nor dost thou favour them.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt smite them, etc. - These idolatrous nations were to be utterly destroyed, and all the others also which were contiguous to the boundaries of the promised land, provided they did not renounce their idolatry and receive the true faith: for if they did not, then no covenant was to be made with them on any secular or political consideration whatever; no mercy was to be shown to them, because the cup of their iniquity also was now full; and they must either embrace, heartily embrace, the true religion, or be cut off.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

deliver

Deuteronomy 7:23,24 But the LORD your God shall deliver them to you, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed...

Deuteronomy 3:3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people...

Deuteronomy 23:14 For the LORD your God walks in the middle of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you...

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Joshua 10:24,25,30,32,42 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel...

Joshua 21:44 And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore to their fathers...

Judges 1:4 And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand...

utterly

Deuteronomy 20:16,17 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD your God does give you for an inheritance...

Leviticus 27:28,29 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote to the LORD of all that he has, both of man and beast...

Numbers 33:52 Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures...

Joshua 6:17-25 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live...

Joshua 8:24 And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field...

Joshua 9:24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told your servants...

Joshua 10:28,40 And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them...

Joshua 11:11,12 And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was not any left to breathe...

make no

Deuteronomy 20:10,11 When you come near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it...

Exodus 23:32,33 You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods...

Exodus 34:12-16 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go...

Joshua 2:14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if you utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD has given us the land...

Joshua 9:18-21 And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the congregation had sworn to them by the LORD God of Israel...

Judges 1:24 And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said to him, Show us, we pray you, the entrance into the city...

Judges 2:2 And you shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; you shall throw down their altars: but you have not obeyed my voice...

2 Samuel 21:2 And the king called the Gibeonites, and said to them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel...

Library
God's Faithfulness
'Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him.'--DEUT. vii. 9. 'Faithful,' like most Hebrew words, has a picture in it. It means something that can be (1) leant on, or (2) builded on. This leads to a double signification--(1) trustworthy, and that because (2) rigidly observant of obligations. So the word applies to a steward, a friend, or a witness. Its most wonderful and sublime application is to God. It presents to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The First Covenant
"Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice, and keep My covenant, ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me."--EX. xix. 5. "He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even ten commandments."--DEUT. iv. 13.i "If ye keep these judgments, the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant,"--DEUT. vii. 12. "I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, which My covenant they brake."--JER. xxxi. 31, 32. WE have
Andrew Murray—The Two Covenants

Deuteronomy
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf.
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 23:32
Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods.

Numbers 31:17
Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,

Deuteronomy 2:33
the LORD our God delivered him over to us and we struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army.

Deuteronomy 2:34
At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them--men, women and children. We left no survivors.

Deuteronomy 7:16
You must destroy all the peoples the LORD your God gives over to you. Do not look on them with pity and do not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you.

Deuteronomy 13:8
do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them.

Deuteronomy 19:13
Show no pity. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, so that it may go well with you.

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