7"When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are about to enter and occupy, he will clear away many nations ahead of you: the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These seven nations are greater and more numerous than you.H3068H430H935H776H935H3423H5394H7227H1471H6440H2850H1622H567H3669H6522H2340H2983H7651H1471H7227H6099 2When the LORD your God hands these nations over to you and you conquer them, you must completely destroy them. Make no treaties with them and show them no mercy.H3068H430H5414H6440H5221H2763H2763H3772H1285H2603 3You must not intermarry with them. Do not let your daughters and sons marry their sons and daughters,H2859H1323H5414H1121H1323H3947H1121 4for they will lead your children away from me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and he will quickly destroy you.H5493H1121H310H5647H312H430H639H3068H2734H8045H4118 5This is what you must do. You must break down their pagan altars and shatter their sacred pillars. Cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols.H6213H5422H4196H7665H4676H1438H842H8313H6456H784 6For you are a holy people, who belong to the LORD your God. Of all the people on earth, the LORD your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.H6918H5971H3068H430H3068H430H977H5459H5971H5971H6440H127 7"The LORD did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations!H3068H2836H977H7230H5971H4592H5971 8Rather, it was simply that the LORD loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is why the LORD rescued you with such a strong hand from your slavery and from the oppressive hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.H3068H160H8104H7621H7650H1H3068H3318H2389H3027H6299H1004H5650H3027H6547H4428H4714 9Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.H3045H3068H430H430H539H410H8104H1285H2617H157H8104H4687H505H1755 10But he does not hesitate to punish and destroy those who reject him.H7999H8130H6440H6H309H8130H7999H6440 11Therefore, you must obey all these commands, decrees, and regulations I am giving you today.H8104H4687H2706H4941H6680H3117H6213 12"If you listen to these regulations and faithfully obey them, the LORD your God will keep his covenant of unfailing love with you, as he promised with an oath to your ancestors.H6118H8085H4941H8104H6213H3068H430H8104H1285H2617H7650H1 13He will love you and bless you, and he will give you many children. He will give fertility to your land and your animals. When you arrive in the land he swore to give your ancestors, you will have large harvests of grain, new wine, and olive oil, and great herds of cattle, sheep, and goats.H157H1288H7235H1288H6529H990H6529H127H1715H8492H3323H7698H504H6251H6629H127H7650H1H5414 14You will be blessed above all the nations of the earth. None of your men or women will be childless, and all your livestock will bear young.H1288H5971H6135H6135H929 15And the LORD will protect you from all sickness. He will not let you suffer from the terrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but he will inflict them on all your enemies!H3068H5493H2483H7760H7451H4064H4714H3045H5414H8130 16"You must destroy all the nations the LORD your God hands over to you. Show them no mercy, and do not worship their gods, or they will trap you.H398H5971H3068H430H5414H5869H2347H5647H430H4170 17Perhaps you will think to yourselves, 'How can we ever conquer these nations that are so much more powerful than we are?'H559H3824H1471H7227H349H3201H3423 18But don't be afraid of them! Just remember what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all the land of Egypt.H3372H2142H2142H3068H430H6213H6547H4714 19Remember the great terrors the LORD your God sent against them. You saw it all with your own eyes! And remember the miraculous signs and wonders, and the strong hand and powerful arm with which he brought you out of Egypt. The LORD your God will use this same power against all the people you fear.H1419H4531H5869H7200H226H4159H2389H3027H5186H2220H3068H430H3318H3068H430H6213H5971H3373H6440 20And then the LORD your God will send terror to drive out the few survivors still hiding from you!H3068H430H7971H6880H7604H5641H6440H6 21"No, do not be afraid of those nations, for the LORD your God is among you, and he is a great and awesome God.H6206H6440H3068H430H7130H1419H410H3372 22The LORD your God will drive those nations out ahead of you little by little. You will not clear them away all at once, otherwise the wild animals would multiply too quickly for you.H3068H430H5394H411H1471H6440H4592H4592H3201H3615H4118H2416H7704H7235 23But the LORD your God will hand them over to you. He will throw them into complete confusion until they are destroyed.H3068H430H5414H6440H1949H1419H4103H8045 24He will put their kings in your power, and you will erase their names from the face of the earth. No one will be able to stand against you, and you will destroy them all.H5414H4428H3027H6H8034H8064H376H3320H6440H8045 25"You must burn their idols in fire, and you must not covet the silver or gold that covers them. You must not take it or it will become a trap to you, for it is detestable to the LORD your God.H6456H430H8313H784H2530H3701H2091H3947H3369H8441H3068H430 26Do not bring any detestable objects into your home, for then you will be destroyed, just like them. You must utterly detest such things, for they are set apart for destruction.H935H8441H1004H2764H8262H8262H8581H8581H2764
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