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10 Bible Verses about genocide

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 20:17

But you shall utterly exterminate them, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, as the Lord your God has commanded you,

1 Samuel 15:3

Now go and smite Amalek and utterly destroy all they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.

Numbers 31:18

But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him keep alive for yourselves.

Hosea 13:16

Samaria shall bear her guilt and become desolate, for she rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword, their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women shall be ripped up.

Exodus 32:28

And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about 3000 men.

Deuteronomy 20:16

But in the cities of these people which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes.

Deuteronomy 15:6

When the Lord your God blesses you as He promised you, then you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.

Deuteronomy 13:16

And you shall collect all its spoil into the midst of its open square and shall burn the city with fire with every bit of its spoil [as a whole burnt offering] to the Lord your God. It shall be a heap [of ruins] forever; it shall not be built again.

Deuteronomy 12:3

You shall break down their altars and dash in pieces their pillars and burn their Asherim with fire; you shall hew down the graven images of their gods and destroy their name out of that place.

Joshua 6:21

Then they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox, sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword.

From Thematic Bible


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