Deuteronomy 20:18
Good News Translation
Kill them, so that they will not make you sin against the LORD by teaching you to do all the disgusting things that they do in the worship of their gods.

Contemporary English Version
If you allow them to live, they will persuade you to worship their disgusting gods, and you will be unfaithful to the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest they teach you to do all the abominations which they have done to their gods: and you should sin against the Lord your God.

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Lest they teach you to do all the abominations which they have done to their gods: and you should sin against the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 7:4,5 For she will turn away thy son from following me, that he may rather serve strange gods, and the wrath of the Lord will be kindled, and will quickly destroy thee. . . .

Deuteronomy 12:30,31 Beware lest thou imitate them, after they are destroyed at thy coming in, and lest thou seek after their ceremonies, saying: As these nations have worshipped their gods, so will I also worship. . . .

Deuteronomy 18:19 And he that will not hear his words, which he shall speak in my name, I will be the revenger.

Exodus 23:33 Let them not dwell in thy land, lest perhaps they make thee sin against me, if thou serve their gods; which, undoubtedly, will be a scandal to thee.

Joshua 23:13 Know ye for a certainty that the Lord your God will not destroy them before your face, but they shall be a pit and a snare in your way, and a stumbling-block at your side, and stakes in your eyes, till he take you away and destroy you from off this excellent land, which he hath given you.

Judges 2:3 Wherefore I would not destroy them from before your face; that you may have enemies, and their gods may be your ruin.

Psalm 106:34-40 They did not destroy the nations of which the Lord spoke unto them. . . .

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore: Go out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing:

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather reprove them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.

1 Timothy 6:5 Conflicts of men corrupted in mind and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness.

2 Timothy 2:17,18 And their speech spreadeth like a canker: of whom are Hymeneus and Philetus: . . .

Revelation 18:3-5 Because all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication: and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her; And the merchants of the earth have been made rich by the power of her delicacies. . . .

Context
Laws of Warfare
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: 18Lest they teach you to do all the abominations which they have done to their gods: and you should sin against the Lord your God.19When thou hast besieged a city a long time, and hath compassed it with bulwarks, to take it, thou shalt not cut down the trees that may be eaten of, neither shalt thou spoil the country round about with axes: for it is a tree, and not a man, neither can it increase the number of them that fight against thee.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:33
Let them not dwell in thy land, lest perhaps they make thee sin against me, if thou serve their gods; which, undoubtedly, will be a scandal to thee.

Exodus 34:12
Beware thou never join in friendship with the inhabitants of that land, which may be thy ruin:

Deuteronomy 7:4
For she will turn away thy son from following me, that he may rather serve strange gods, and the wrath of the Lord will be kindled, and will quickly destroy thee.

Deuteronomy 9:5
For it is not for thy justices, and the uprightness of thy heart that thou shalt go in to possess their lands: but because they have done wickedly, they are destroyed at thy coming in: and that the Lord might accomplish his word, which he promised by oath to thy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Deuteronomy 12:30
Beware lest thou imitate them, after they are destroyed at thy coming in, and lest thou seek after their ceremonies, saying: As these nations have worshipped their gods, so will I also worship.

Deuteronomy 12:31
Thou shalt not do in like manner to the Lord thy God. For they have done to their gods all the abominations which the Lord abhorreth, offering their sons and daughters, and burning them with fire.

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:

Deuteronomy 20:19
When thou hast besieged a city a long time, and hath compassed it with bulwarks, to take it, thou shalt not cut down the trees that may be eaten of, neither shalt thou spoil the country round about with axes: for it is a tree, and not a man, neither can it increase the number of them that fight against thee.

2 Kings 21:3
And he turned, and built up the high places, which Ezechias, his father, had destroyed: and he set up altars to Baal, and made groves, as Achab, the king of Israel, had done: and he adored all the host of heaven, and served them.

Psalm 106:34
They did not destroy the nations of which the Lord spoke unto them.

Additional Translations
so that they cannot teach you to do all the detestable things they do for their gods and cause you to sin against the LORD your God.That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done to their gods; so should you sin against the LORD your God.

that they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so would ye sin against Jehovah your God.

that they may not teach you to do all their abominations, which they did to their gods, and so ye should sin before the Lord your God.

that they teach you not to do according to all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods, so that ye sin against Jehovah your God.

that they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.

That they may not teach you to do after all their abominations which they have done to their gods; so would ye sin against the LORD your God.

that they not teach you to do after all their abominations, which they have done to their gods; so would you sin against Yahweh your God.

so that they teach you not to do according to all their abominations which they have done to their gods, and ye have sinned against Jehovah your God.
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