Deuteronomy 20:16-18New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 Only in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave anything that breathes alive.17 Instead, you shall [a]utterly destroy them, the Hittite and the Amorite, the Canaanite and the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, just as the Lord your God has commanded you,18 so that they will not teach you to do [b]all the same detestable practices of theirs which they have done for their gods, [c]by which you would sin against the Lord your God.
17 But the city shall be designated for [a]destruction, it and everything that is in it belongs to the Lord; only Rahab the prostitute [b]and all who are with her in the house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.18 But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things designated for destruction, so that you do not covet them and take some of the designated things, and turn the camp of Israel into something designated for destruction and bring disaster on it.19 But all the silver and gold, and articles of bronze and iron are holy to the Lord; they shall go into the treasury of the Lord.”20 So the people shouted, and [c]the priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down [d]flat, so that the people went up into the city, everyone straight [e]ahead, and they took the city.21 They [f]utterly destroyed everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
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