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15 Thus you shall do to all the far[a] cities from you, which are not from the cities of these nations located nearby.[b]

16 But from the cities of these peoples that Yahweh your God is giving to you as an inheritance, you shall not let anything live that breathes.[c] 17 Rather, you shall utterly destroy them, the Hittites[d] and the Amorites,[e] the Canaanites[f] and the Perizzites,[g] the Hivites,[h] and the Jebusites,[i] just as Yahweh your God has commanded you,

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 20:15 Or “distant”
  2. Deuteronomy 20:15 Literally “here”
  3. Deuteronomy 20:16 Or “is alive”
  4. Deuteronomy 20:17 Hebrew “Hittite”
  5. Deuteronomy 20:17 Hebrew “Amorite”
  6. Deuteronomy 20:17 Hebrew “Canaanite”
  7. Deuteronomy 20:17 Hebrew “Perizzite”
  8. Deuteronomy 20:17 Hebrew “Hivite”
  9. Deuteronomy 20:17 Hebrew “Jebusite”

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