Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:
Make no agreement with them or with their gods.
And when the Lord has given them up into your hands and you have overcome them, give them up to complete destruction: make no agreement with them, and have no mercy on them:
And you are to make no agreement with the people of this land; you are to see that their altars are broken down: but you have not given ear to my voice: what have you done?
And you are to send destruction on all the peoples which the Lord your God gives into your hands; have no pity on them, and do not give worship to their gods; for that will be a cause of sin to you.
For if you go back, joining yourselves to the rest of these nations who are still among you, getting married to them and living with them and they with you:
And so I have said, I will not send them out from before you; but they will be a danger to you, and their gods will be a cause of falling to you.
And Gideon made an ephod from them and put it up in his town Ophrah; and all Israel went after it there and were false to the Lord; and it became a cause of sin to Gideon and his house.
And they gave worship to images; which were a danger to them:
See that all the people of the land are forced out from before you, and put to destruction all their pictured stones, and all their metal images, and all their high places: