Deuteronomy 20:16

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But of the cities of these people which the Lord thy God doth giue thee for an inheritance, thou shalt saue aliue nothing that breatheth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Only in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But of the cities of these peoples, that Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth;
- American Standard Version (1901)

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:
- Basic English Bible

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

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:
- Webster's Bible

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

`Only, of the cities of these peoples which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee [for] an inheritance, thou dost not keep alive any breathing;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Howbeit of the cities of these peoples, that the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 20:16


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


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