7 When the aLord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, bthe Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations cgreater and mightier than thou; 2 And when the Lord thy God shall ddeliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and eutterly destroy them; fthou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: 3 gNeither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: hso will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. 5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall idestroy their altars, and break down their †images, and cut down itheir groves, and burn their graven images with fire. 6 kFor thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a lspecial people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. 7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were mthe fewest of all people: 8 But nbecause the Lord loved you, and because he would keep othe oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out pwith a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, qthe faithful God, rwhich keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; 10 And srepayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: the will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them. 12 uWherefore it shall come to pass, †if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee xthe covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: 13 And he will ylove thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: zhe will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: athere shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. 15 And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil bdiseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. 16 And cthou shalt consume all the people which the Lord thy God shall deliver thee; dthine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be ea snare unto thee. 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I fdispossess them? 18 gThou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well hremember what the Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; 19 iThe great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the Lord thy God brought thee out: so shall the Lord thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid. 20 Moreover the Lord thy God will send kthe hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed. 21 gThou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the Lord thy God is lamong you, ma mighty God and terrible. 22 nAnd the Lord thy God will †put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. 23 But the Lord thy God shall deliver them †unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. 24 And ohe shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name pfrom under heaven: qthere shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them. 25 The graven images of their gods rshall ye burn with fire: thou sshalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be tsnared therein: for it is uan abomination to the Lord thy God. 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is xa cursed thing.
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