Thou shalt not
bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after
their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow
them, and quite break down their images.
And I will set
thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the
inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee. ... They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make
thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely
be a snare unto thee.
-17 Take heed
to thyself, lest
thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee: ... Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.
And when the LORD thy God shall deliver
them before thee; thou shalt smite them, [and
destroy them; thou shalt make no
covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: ... But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy
their altars, and break down their images
, and cut
down their groves, and burn
their graven images with fire.
images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt
not desire the silver or gold [that is
] on them, nor take [it
] unto thee, lest thou be snared
therein: for it [is
] an abomination
to the LORD thy God. ... 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
] a cursed thing.
Ye shall utterly
destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: ... And ye shall overthrow
their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy
the names of them out of that place.
Take heed to thyself that thou
be not snared by following
them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. ... Thou
shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the
LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee [for
] an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: ... That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.
And they smote all the souls that [were
] therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying [them
]: there was not any left to breathe
: and he burnt Hazor with fire. ... And all the
cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, [and
] he utterly destroyed them, as Moses
the servant of the LORD commanded.
Joshua 23:7 That ye come
not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither
make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear
], neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:
Judges 2:2 And ye shall
make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have
not obeyed my voice: why have
ye done this?