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Deuteronomy 20:16

    Deuteronomy 20:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But of the cities of these people, which the LORD your God does give you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But of the cities of these peoples, that Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But in the towns of these peoples whose land the Lord your God is giving you for your heritage, let no living thing be kept from death:

    Webster's Revision

    But of the cities of these peoples, that Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth;

    World English Bible

    But of the cities of these peoples, that Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But of the cities of these peoples, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 20:16

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.
    Save - Except; besides.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 20:16

    Forbearance, however, was not to be shown toward the Canaanite nations, which were to be utterly exterminated (compare Deuteronomy 7:1-4). The command did not apply to beasts as well as men (compare Joshua 11:11, Joshua 11:14).

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 20:16

    20:16 Nothing - No man. For the beasts, some few excepted, were given them for a prey.