Exod 22:20

(NIV)
‘Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the  Lord must be destroyed.

(ESV)
“Whoever sacrifices to any god, other than the  Lord alone, shall be devoted to destruction.

Lev 21:18

(NIV)
No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed;
(ESV)
For no one who has a blemish shall draw near, a man blind or lame, or one who has a mutilated face or a limb too long,

Lev 27:21

(NIV)
When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will become holy, like a field devoted to the  Lord; it will become priestly property.

(ESV)
But the field, when it is released in the jubilee, shall be a holy gift to the  Lord, like a field that has been devoted. The priest shall be in possession of it.

Lev 27:28

(NIV)
‘“But nothing that a person owns and devotes to the  Lord – whether a human being or an animal or family land – may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy to the  Lord.

(ESV)
But no devoted thing that a man devotes to the  Lord, of anything that he has, whether man or beast, or of his inherited field, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is most holy to the  Lord.

Lev 27:29

(NIV)
‘“No one devoted to destruction may be ransomed; they are to be put to death.

(ESV)
No one devoted, who is to be devoted for destruction from mankind, shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to death.

Num 18:14

(NIV)
‘Everything in Israel that is devoted to the  Lord is yours.
(ESV)
Every devoted thing in Israel shall be yours.

Num 21:2

(NIV)
Then Israel made this vow to the  Lord: ‘If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities.’
(ESV)
And Israel vowed a vow to the  Lord and said, “If you will indeed give this people into my hand, then I will devote their cities to destruction.”

Num 21:3

(NIV)
The  Lord listened to Israel’s plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns; so the place was named Hormah.

(ESV)
And the  Lord heeded the voice of Israel and gave over the Canaanites, and they devoted them and their cities to destruction. So the name of the place was called Hormah.

Deut 2:34

(NIV)
At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them – men, women and children. We left no survivors.
(ESV)
And we captured all his cities at that time and devoted to destruction every city, men, women, and children. We left no survivors.

Deut 3:6

(NIV)
We completely destroyed them, as we had done with Sihon king of Heshbon, destroying every city – men, women and children.
(ESV)
And we devoted them to destruction, as we did to Sihon the king of Heshbon, devoting to destruction every city, men, women, and children.

Deut 7:2

(NIV)
and when the  Lord your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.
(ESV)
and when the  Lord your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them.

Deut 7:26

(NIV)
Do not bring a detestable thing into your house or you, like it, will be set apart for destruction. Regard it as vile and utterly detest it, for it is set apart for destruction.

(ESV)
And you shall not bring an abominable thing into your house and become devoted to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is devoted to destruction.

Deut 13:15

(NIV)
you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely, both its people and its livestock.
(ESV)
you shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword.

Deut 13:17

(NIV)
and none of the condemned things are to be found in your hands. Then the  Lord will turn from his fierce anger, will show you mercy, and will have compassion on you. He will increase your numbers, as he promised on oath to your ancestors –
(ESV)
None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand that the  Lord may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers,

Deut 20:17

(NIV)
Completely destroy them – the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites – as the  Lord your God has commanded you.
(ESV)
but you shall devote them to complete destruction the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, as the  Lord your God has commanded,

Josh 2:10

(NIV)
We have heard how the  Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed.
(ESV)
For we have heard how the  Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you devoted to destruction.

Josh 6:17

(NIV)
The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the  Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent.
(ESV)
And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to the  Lord for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.

Josh 6:18

(NIV)
But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it.
(ESV)
But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it.

Josh 6:21

(NIV)
They devoted the city to the  Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it – men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.

(ESV)
Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

Josh 7:1

(NIV)
But the Israelites were unfaithful in regard to the devoted things ; Achan son of Karmi, the son of Zimri, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of them. So the  Lord’s anger burned against Israel.

(ESV)
But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the  Lord burned against the people of Israel.

Josh 7:11

(NIV)
Israel has sinned; they have violated my covenant, which I commanded them to keep. They have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen, they have lied, they have put them with their own possessions.
(ESV)
Israel has sinned; they have transgressed my covenant that I commanded them; they have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen and lied and put them among their own belongings.

Josh 7:12

(NIV)
That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies; they turn their backs and run because they have been made liable to destruction. I will not be with you any more unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction.

(ESV)
Therefore the people of Israel cannot stand before their enemies. They turn their backs before their enemies, because they have become devoted for destruction. I will be with you no more, unless you destroy the devoted things from among you.

Josh 7:13

(NIV)
‘Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, “Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the  Lord, the God of Israel, says: there are devoted things among you, Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove them.

(ESV)
Get up! Consecrate the people and say, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says the  Lord, God of Israel, “There are devoted things in your midst, O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the devoted things from among you.”

Josh 7:15

(NIV)
Whoever is caught with the devoted things shall be destroyed by fire, along with all that belongs to him. He has violated the covenant of the  Lord and has done an outrageous thing in Israel!”’

(ESV)
And he who is taken with the devoted things shall be burned with fire, he and all that he has, because he has transgressed the covenant of the  Lord, and because he has done an outrageous thing in Israel.’”

Josh 8:26

(NIV)
For Joshua did not draw back the hand that held out his javelin until he had destroyed all who lived in Ai.
(ESV)
But Joshua did not draw back his hand with which he stretched out the javelin until he had devoted all the inhabitants of Ai to destruction.

Josh 10:1

(NIV)
Now Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Ai and totally destroyed it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and that the people of Gibeon had made a treaty of peace with Israel and had become their allies.
(ESV)
As soon as Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, heard how Joshua had captured Ai and had devoted it to destruction, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were among them,

Josh 10:28

(NIV)
That day Joshua took Makkedah. He put the city and its king to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it. He left no survivors. And he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.

(ESV)
As for Makkedah, Joshua captured it on that day and struck it, and its king, with the edge of the sword. He devoted to destruction every person in it; he left none remaining. And he did to the king of Makkedah just as he had done to the king of Jericho.

Josh 10:35

(NIV)
They captured it that same day and put it to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it, just as they had done to Lachish.

(ESV)
And they captured it on that day, and struck it with the edge of the sword. And he devoted every person in it to destruction that day, as he had done to Lachish.

Josh 10:37

(NIV)
They took the city and put it to the sword, together with its king, its villages and everyone in it. They left no survivors. Just as at Eglon, they totally destroyed it and everyone in it.

(ESV)
and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword, and its king and its towns, and every person in it. He left none remaining, as he had done to Eglon, and devoted it to destruction and every person in it.

Josh 10:39

(NIV)
They took the city, its king and its villages, and put them to the sword. Everyone in it they totally destroyed. They left no survivors. They did to Debir and its king as they had done to Libnah and its king and to Hebron.

(ESV)
and he captured it with its king and all its towns. And they struck them with the edge of the sword and devoted to destruction every person in it; he left none remaining. Just as he had done to Hebron and to Libnah and its king, so he did to Debir and to its king.

Josh 10:40

(NIV)
So Joshua subdued the whole region, including the hill country, the Negev, the western foothills and the mountain slopes, together with all their kings. He left no survivors. He totally destroyed all who breathed, just as the  Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded.
(ESV)
So Joshua struck the whole land, the hill country and the Negeb and the lowland and the slopes, and all their kings. He left none remaining, but devoted to destruction all that breathed, just as the  Lord God of Israel commanded.

Josh 11:11

(NIV)
Everyone in it they put to the sword. They totally destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed, and he burned Hazor itself.

(ESV)
And they struck with the sword all who were in it, devoting them to destruction; there was none left that breathed. And he burned Hazor with fire.

Josh 11:12

(NIV)
Joshua took all these royal cities and their kings and put them to the sword. He totally destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the  Lord had commanded.
(ESV)
And all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua captured, and struck them with the edge of the sword, devoting them to destruction, just as Moses the servant of the  Lord had commanded.

Josh 11:20

(NIV)
For it was the  Lord himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that he might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy, as the  Lord had commanded Moses.

(ESV)
For it was the  Lord’s doing to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be devoted to destruction and should receive no mercy but be destroyed, just as the  Lord commanded Moses.

Josh 11:21

(NIV)
At that time Joshua went and destroyed the Anakites from the hill country: from Hebron, Debir and Anab, from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua totally destroyed them and their towns.
(ESV)
And Joshua came at that time and cut off the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua devoted them to destruction with their cities.

Josh 22:20

(NIV)
When Achan son of Zerah was unfaithful in regard to the devoted things, did not wrath come on the whole community of Israel? He was not the only one who died for his sin.”’

(ESV)
Did not Achan the son of Zerah break faith in the matter of the devoted things, and wrath fell upon all the congregation of Israel? And he did not perish alone for his iniquity.’”

Judg 1:17

(NIV)
Then the men of Judah went with the Simeonites their fellow Israelites and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyed the city. Therefore it was called Hormah.
(ESV)
And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they defeated the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath and devoted it to destruction. So the name of the city was called Hormah.

Judg 21:11

(NIV)
‘This is what you are to do,’ they said. ‘Kill every male and every woman who is not a virgin.’
(ESV)
This is what you shall do: every male and every woman that has lain with a male you shall devote to destruction.”

1Sam 15:3

(NIV)
Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.”’

(ESV)
Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

1Sam 15:8

(NIV)
He took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword.
(ESV)
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive and devoted to destruction all the people with the edge of the sword.

1Sam 15:9

(NIV)
But Saul and the army spared Agag and the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves and lambs – everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed.

(ESV)
But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep and of the oxen and of the fattened calves and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them. All that was despised and worthless they devoted to destruction.

1Sam 15:15

(NIV)
Saul answered, ‘The soldiers brought them from the Amalekites; they spared the best of the sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the  Lord your God, but we totally destroyed the rest.’

(ESV)
Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen to sacrifice to the  Lord your God, and the rest we have devoted to destruction.”

1Sam 15:18

(NIV)
And he sent you on a mission, saying, “Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; wage war against them until you have wiped them out.”
(ESV)
And the  Lord sent you on a mission and said, ‘Go, devote to destruction the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’

1Sam 15:20

(NIV)
‘But I did obey the  Lord,’ Saul said. ‘I went on the mission the  Lord assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king.
(ESV)
And Saul said to Samuel, “I have obeyed the voice of the  Lord. I have gone on the mission on which the  Lord sent me. I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have devoted the Amalekites to destruction.

1Sam 15:21

(NIV)
The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the  Lord your God at Gilgal.’

(ESV)
But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the  Lord your God in Gilgal.”

1Kgs 9:21

(NIV)
Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land – whom the Israelites could not exterminate – to serve as slave labour, as it is to this day.
(ESV)
their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the people of Israel were unable to devote to destruction — these Solomon drafted to be slaves, and so they are to this day.

1Kgs 20:42

(NIV)
He said to the king, ‘This is what the  Lord says: “You have set free a man I had determined should die. Therefore it is your life for his life, your people for his people.”’
(ESV)
And he said to him, “Thus says the  Lord, ‘Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore your life shall be for his life, and your people for his people.’”

2Kgs 19:11

(NIV)
Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries, destroying them completely. And will you be delivered?
(ESV)
Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, devoting them to destruction. And shall you be delivered?

1Chr 2:7

(NIV)
The son of Karmi:
Achar, who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things.
(ESV)
The son of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who broke faith in the matter of the devoted thing;

1Chr 4:41

(NIV)
The men whose names were listed came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. They attacked the Hamites in their dwellings and also the Meunites who were there and completely destroyed them, as is evident to this day. Then they settled in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks.
(ESV)
These, registered by name, came in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and destroyed their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and marked them for destruction to this day and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks.

2Chr 20:23

(NIV)
The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.

(ESV)
For the men of Ammon and Moab rose against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, devoting them to destruction, and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they all helped to destroy one another.

2Chr 32:14

(NIV)
Who of all the gods of these nations that my predecessors destroyed has been able to save his people from me? How then can your god deliver you from my hand?
(ESV)
Who among all the gods of those nations that my fathers devoted to destruction was able to deliver his people from my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you from my hand?

Ezra 10:8

(NIV)
Anyone who failed to appear within three days would forfeit all his property, in accordance with the decision of the officials and elders, and would himself be expelled from the assembly of the exiles.

(ESV)
and that if anyone did not come within three days, by order of the officials and the elders all his property should be forfeited, and he himself banned from the congregation of the exiles.

Eccl 7:26

(NIV)
I find more bitter than death
the woman who is a snare,
whose heart is a trap
and whose hands are chains.
The man who pleases God will escape her,
but the sinner she will ensnare.
(ESV)
And I find something more bitter than death: the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is taken by her.

Isa 11:15

(NIV)
The  Lord will dry up
the gulf of the Egyptian sea;
with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand
over the River Euphrates.
He will break it up into seven streams
so that anyone can cross over in sandals.
(ESV)
And the  Lord will utterly destroy
the tongue of the Sea of Egypt,
and will wave his hand over the River
with his scorching breath
and strike it into seven channels,
and he will lead people across in sandals.

Isa 34:2

(NIV)
The  Lord is angry with all nations;
his wrath is on all their armies.
He will totally destroy them,
he will give them over to slaughter.
(ESV)
For the  Lord is enraged against all the nations,
and furious against all their host;
he has devoted them to destruction has given them over for slaughter.

Isa 34:5

(NIV)
My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;
see, it descends in judgment on Edom,
the people I have totally destroyed.
(ESV)
For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;
behold, it descends for judgment upon Edom,
upon the people I have devoted to destruction.

Isa 37:11

(NIV)
Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries, destroying them completely. And will you be delivered?
(ESV)
Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, devoting them to destruction. And shall you be delivered?

Isa 43:28

(NIV)
So I disgraced the dignitaries of your temple;
I consigned Jacob to destruction
and Israel to scorn.
(ESV)
Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary,
and deliver Jacob to utter destruction
and Israel to reviling.

Jer 25:9

(NIV)
I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,’ declares the  Lord, ‘and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting ruin.
(ESV)
behold, I will send for all the tribes of the north, declares the  Lord, and for Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon my servant, and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants, and against all these surrounding nations. I will devote them to destruction and make them a horror, a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.
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