Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
And Manasseh also had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her towns and Ibleam and her towns and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns and the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, three provinces.
The kings came and fought; then the kings of Canaan fought in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.
And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with its suburbs and Gathrimmon with its suburbs: two cities.
Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
and when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee, thou shalt smite them and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them nor show mercy unto them.
1 Samuel 15:9
But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep and of the oxen and of the fatlings and the lambs and all that was good and would not utterly destroy them, but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
Cursed be he that does the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from blood.
But the sons of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; to the contrary the Canaanite desired to dwell in that land.