Deuteronomy 20:16
Good News Translation
"But when you capture cities in the land that the LORD your God is giving you, kill everyone.

Contemporary English Version
Whenever you capture towns in the land the LORD your God is giving you, be sure to kill all the people and animals.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But of those cities that shall be given thee, thou shalt suffer none at all to live:

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But of those cities that shall be given thee, thou shalt suffer none at all to live:

Deuteronomy 7:1-4,16 When the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land, which thou art going in to possess, and shall have destroyed many nations before thee, the Hethite, and the Gergezite, and the Amorrhite, and the Chanaanite, and the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite, seven nations much more numerous than thou art, and stronger than thou: . . .

Numbers 21:2,3,35 But Israel binding himself by vow to the Lord, said: If thou wilt deliver thus people into my hand, I will utterly destroy their cities. . . .

Numbers 33:52 Destroy all the inhabitants of that land: Beat down their pillars, and break in pieces their statues, and waste all their high places,

Joshua 6:17-21 And let this city be an anathema, and all things that are in it, to the Lord. Let only Rahab, the harlot, live, with all that are with her in the house: for she hid the messengers whom we sent. . . .

Joshua 9:24,27 They answered: It was told us, thy servants, that the Lord thy God had promised his servant Moses, to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants thereof. Therefore we feared exceedingly and provided for our lives, compelled by the dread we had of you, and we took this counsel. . . .

Joshua 10:28,40 The same day Joshua took Maceda, and destroyed it with the edge of the sword, and killed the king and all the inhabitants thereof: he left not in it the least remains. And he did to the king of Maceda, as he had done to the king of Jericho. . . .

Joshua 11:11 And he cut off all the souls that abode there: he left not in it any remains, but utterly destroyed all, and burned the city itself with fire.

Joshua 11:12,14 And he took and put to the sword and destroyed all the cities round about, and their kings, as Moses the servant of God had commanded him. . . .

Context
Laws of Warfare
15So shalt thou do to all cities that are at a great distance from thee, and are not of these cities which thou shalt receive in possession. 16But of those cities that shall be given thee, thou shalt suffer none at all to live:17But shalt kill them with the edge of the sword, to wit, the Hethite, and the Amorrhite, and the Chanaanite, the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee:…
Cross References
Exodus 23:31
And I will set thy bounds from the Red Sea to the sea of the Palestines, and from the desert to the river: I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hands, and will drive them out from before you.

Numbers 21:2
But Israel binding himself by vow to the Lord, said: If thou wilt deliver thus people into my hand, I will utterly destroy their cities.

Numbers 21:3
And the Lord heard the prayers of Israel, and delivered up the Chanaanite, and they cut them off and destroyed their cities: and they called the name of that place Horma, that is to say, Anathema.

Numbers 31:17
Therefore kill all that are of the male sex, even of the children: and put to death the women, that have carnally known men.

Deuteronomy 7:1
When the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land, which thou art going in to possess, and shall have destroyed many nations before thee, the Hethite, and the Gergezite, and the Amorrhite, and the Chanaanite, and the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite, seven nations much more numerous than thou art, and stronger than thou:

Deuteronomy 20:15
So shalt thou do to all cities that are at a great distance from thee, and are not of these cities which thou shalt receive in possession.

Deuteronomy 20:17
But shalt kill them with the edge of the sword, to wit, the Hethite, and the Amorrhite, and the Chanaanite, the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee:

Joshua 6:21
And killed all that were in it, man and woman, young and old. The oxen also, and the sheep, and the asses, they slew with the edge of the sword.

Joshua 6:24
But they burned the city, and all things that were therein; except the gold and silver, and vessels of brass and iron, which they consecrated unto the treasury of the Lord. _

Joshua 8:8
And when you shall have taken it, set it on fire, and you shall do all things so as I have commanded.

Joshua 8:25
And the number of them that fell that day, both of men and women, was twelve thousand persons, all of the city of Hai.

Joshua 10:20
So the enemies being slain with a great slaughter, and almost utterly consumed, they that were able to escape from Israel, entered into fenced cities.

Joshua 10:28
The same day Joshua took Maceda, and destroyed it with the edge of the sword, and killed the king and all the inhabitants thereof: he left not in it the least remains. And he did to the king of Maceda, as he had done to the king of Jericho.

Joshua 10:40
So Joshua conquered all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the plain, and of Asedoth, with their kings: he left not any remains therein, but slew all that breathed, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded him.

Joshua 11:11
And he cut off all the souls that abode there: he left not in it any remains, but utterly destroyed all, and burned the city itself with fire.

Joshua 11:12
And he took and put to the sword and destroyed all the cities round about, and their kings, as Moses the servant of God had commanded him.

Joshua 11:14
And the children of Israel divided among themselves all the spoil of these cities and the cattle, killing all the men.

1 Samuel 15:3
Now therefore go, and smite Amalec, and utterly destroy all that he hath: spare him not, nor covet anything that is his: but slay both man and woman, child and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

Additional Translations
However, in the cities of the nations that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not leave alive anything that breathes.But of the cities of these people, which the LORD your God does give you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes:

But of the cities of these peoples, that Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth;

Of these ye shall not take any thing alive;

But of the cities of these peoples which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth,

But of the cities of these peoples, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:

But of the cities of these people which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:

But of the cities of these peoples, that Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes;

Only, of the cities of these peoples which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee for an inheritance, thou dost not keep alive any breathing;
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