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.
Cross ReferencesExodus 23:31
And I will fix your borders from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the Euphrates. For I will deliver the inhabitants into your hand, and you will drive them out before you.
So Israel made a vow to the LORD: "If You will deliver this people into our hands, we will completely destroy their cities."
And the LORD heard Israel's plea and delivered up the Canaanites. Israel completely destroyed them and their cities; so they named the place Hormah.
So now, kill all the boys, and kill every woman who has had relations with a man,
When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess, and He drives out before you many nations--the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations larger and stronger than you--
This is how you are to treat all the cities that are far away from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.
You must completely destroy them--the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites--as the LORD your God has commanded you,
At the edge of the sword they utterly destroyed everything in the city--man and woman, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys.
Then the Israelites burned up the city and everything in it. However, they put the silver and gold and articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the LORD's house.
After you have taken the city, set it on fire. Do as the LORD has commanded! See, I have given you orders."
A total of twelve thousand men and women fell that day--all the people of Ai.
So Joshua and the Israelites finished inflicting a terrible slaughter until they had finished them off, and the remaining survivors retreated to the fortified cities.
On that day Joshua captured Makkedah and struck it down with the sword, along with its king. He completely destroyed it and everyone in it, leaving no survivors. So he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.
So Joshua conquered the whole region--the hill country, the Negev, the foothills, and the slopes, together with all their kings--leaving no survivors. He completely destroyed all that breathed, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded.
The Israelites struck down everyone in Hazor with the sword, utterly destroying them. Nothing that breathed remained, and Joshua burned down Hazor itself.
Joshua captured all these kings and their cities and struck them down with the sword. He utterly destroyed them, as Moses the LORD's servant had commanded.
The Israelites took for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but they struck down all the people with the sword until they had completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone who breathed.
1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and attack the Amalekites and completely destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them, but put to death men and women, children and infants, oxen and sheep, camels and donkeys.'"
Chapter Outline1. The priest's exhortation to encourage the people to battle
5. The officers' proclamation of who are to be dismissed from the war
10. How to use the cities that accept or refuse the proclamation of peace
16. What cities must be devoted
19. Trees must not be destroyed in the siege
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Deuteronomy 7:1-4, 16
Numbers 21:2, 3, 35
Joshua 9:24, 27
Joshua 10:28, 40
Joshua 11:12, 14
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