English Standard Version
that they may not teach you to do according to all their abominable practices that they have done for their gods, and so you sin against the LORD your God.
King James Bible
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.
American Standard Version
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.
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.
English Revised Version
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
If the hostile town, however, did not make peace, but prepared for war, the Israelites were to besiege it; and if Jehovah gave it into their hands, they were to slay all the men in it without reserve ("with the edge of the sword," see at Genesis 34:26); but the women and children and all that was in the city, all its spoil, they were to take as prey for themselves, and to consume (eat) the spoil, i.e., to make use of it for their own maintenance.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."
Take care, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you go, lest it become a snare in your midst.
for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the LORD would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.
Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods?--that I also may do the same.'
You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the LORD hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.
but you shall devote them to complete destruction, the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, as the LORD your God has commanded,
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