Deuteronomy 20:10–18

10 “When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall 1offer it terms of peace.

11 “If it 1agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your aforced labor and shall serve you.

12 “However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it.

13 “When the Lord your God gives it into your hand, ayou shall strike all the 1men in it with the edge of the sword.

14 “Only the women and the children and athe animals and all that is in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourself; and you shall 1use the spoil of your enemies which the Lord your God has given you.

15 “Thus you shall do to all the cities that are very far from you, which are not of the cities of these nations 1nearby.

16 aOnly in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes.

17 “But you shall 1utterly destroy them, the Hittite and the Amorite, the Canaanite and the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, as the Lord your God has commanded you,

18 so that they may not teach you to do aaccording to all their detestable things which they have done for their gods, so that you would bsin against the Lord your God.

Read more Explain verse

A service of Logos Bible Software