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.
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and he delivers them over to you and you attack them, you must utterly annihilate them. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy!
You must not give in to him or even listen to him; do not feel sympathy for him or spare him or cover up for him.
You must not pity him, but purge out the blood of the innocent from Israel, so that it may go well with you.
then you must cut off her hand -- do not pity her.
Then I, the Lord, promise that I will hand over King Zedekiah of Judah, his officials, and any of the people who survive the war, starvation, and disease. I will hand them over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and to their enemies who want to kill them. He will slaughter them with the sword. He will not show them any mercy, compassion, or pity.'
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After they have been destroyed from your presence, be careful not to be ensnared like they are; do not pursue their gods and say, "How do these nations serve their gods? I will do the same."
They must not live in your land, lest they make you sin against me, for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."
Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it become a snare among you.
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, then those whom you allow to remain will be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your side, and will cause you trouble in the land where you will be living.
know for certain that the Lord our God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. They will trap and ensnare you; they will be a whip that tears your sides and thorns that blind your eyes until you disappear from this good land the Lord your God gave you.
At that time I also warned you, 'If you disobey, I will not drive out the Canaanites before you. They will ensnare you and their gods will lure you away.'"
They took the Canaanites' daughters as wives and gave their daughters to the Canaanites; they worshiped their gods as well.
Gideon used all this to make an ephod, which he put in his hometown of Ophrah. All the Israelites prostituted themselves to it by worshiping it there. It became a snare to Gideon and his family.
They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
As for the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is going to give you as an inheritance, you must not allow a single living thing to survive.
The Lord will do to them just what he did to Sihon and Og, the Amorite kings, and to their land, which he destroyed.