Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.
For that will
and when the Lord your God delivers them before you and you
defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them.
you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
You shall not pity him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you.
then you shall cut off her
hand; you shall not show pity.
Then afterwards,” declares the Lord, “
I will give over Zedekiah king of Judah and his servants and the people, even those who survive in this city from the pestilence, the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their foes and into the hand of those who seek their lives; and he will strike them down with the edge of the sword. He will not spare them nor have pity nor compassion.”’
For that will
beware that you are not ensnared
to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come about that those whom you let remain of them will become
as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live.
know with certainty that the Lord your God will not continue to
drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.
Therefore I also said, ‘
I will not drive them out before you; but they will become as thorns in your sides and their gods will be a snare to you.’”
they took their daughters for themselves as wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
Gideon made it into
an ephod, and placed it in his city, Ophrah, and all Israel played the harlot with it there, so that it became a snare to Gideon and his household.
And served their idols, Which became a snare to them.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
Only in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes.
The Lord will do to them just as He did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when He destroyed them.