Deuteronomy 7:17–26

17 “If you think in your heart, ‘These nations are more numerous than I, so how can I dispossess them?’ 18 then remember you must not be afraid of them; you must well remember what Yahweh your God did to Pharaoh and to all of Egypt: 19 the great trials that your eyes saw and the signs and the wonders and the workings of the strong hand and the outstretched arm by which Yahweh your God brought you out; so Yahweh your God will do to all of the peoples because of whomn you are in fear before them.o 20 And, moreover, Yahweh your God will send the hornetsp among them until both the survivors and the fugitives are destroyedq before you.r 21 You must not be in dread from the presence of them, because Yahweh your God, who is in your midst, is a great and awesome God. 22 And Yahweh your God will clear away these nations from before yous little by little; you will not be able to finish them off quickly, lestt the wild animalsu multiplyv against you.w 23 But Yahweh your God will give them to you,x and he will throw them into great panic until they are destroyed.y 24 And he will give their kings into your hand, and you shall blot out their namesz from under the heaven; anyone will not be able to stand against youa until you destroy them.b 25 You shall burn the images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, and so you take it for yourself, so that you are not ensnared by it, for it is a detestable thing to Yahweh your God. 26 And you must not bring a detestable thing into your house, or you will become a thing devoted to destruction like it; you must utterly detest it, and you must utterly abhor it, for it is an object devoted to destruction.

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