Deuteronomy 13:15
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New International Version
you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must destroy it completely, both its people and its livestock.


New American Standard Bible
you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword.


King James Bible
Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
you must strike down the inhabitants of that city with the sword. Completely destroy everyone in it as well as its livestock with the sword.


International Standard Version
then put the inhabitants of the town to death by the sword. Devote everything in it to divine destruction—even its livestock—by the sword.


American Standard Version
thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt forthwith kill the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, and shalt destroy it and all things that are in it, even the cattle.


Darby Bible Translation
thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, devoting it to destruction, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.


Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost surely smite the inhabitants of that city by the mouth of the sword; devoting it, and all that is in it, even its cattle, by the mouth of the sword;
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Context
Idolatrous Cities to Be Destroyed

12If you shall hear say in one of your cities, which the LORD your God has given you to dwell there, saying, 13Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known; 14Then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is worked among you; 15You shall surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword. 16And you shall gather all the spoil of it into the middle of the street thereof, and shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD your God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again. 17And there shall stick nothing of the cursed thing 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 has sworn to your fathers; 18When you shall listen to the voice of the LORD your God, to keep all his commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD your God.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 13:5
And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he has spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust you out of the way which the LORD your God commanded you to walk in. So shall you put the evil away from the middle of you.


Deuteronomy 13:14
Then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is worked among you;


Treasury of Scripture

You shall surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.

destroying it utterly

Deuteronomy 2:34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city...

Deuteronomy 7:2,16 And when the LORD your God shall deliver them before you; you shall smite them, and utterly destroy them...

Exodus 22:20 He that sacrifices to any god, save to the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Exodus 23:24 You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but you shall utterly overthrow them...

Leviticus 27:28 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote to the LORD of all that he has, both of man and beast...

Joshua 6:17-21,24 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live...

Judges 20:48 And the men of Israel turned again on the children of Benjamin, and smote them with the edge of the sword, as well the men of every city...

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked...

Revelation 18:18-24 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like to this great city!...

Revelation 19:2,3 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

Strong's Concordance
Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that [is] therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.
Topical Bible
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Deuteronomy Chapter 13 Verse 15

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OT Law: Deuteronomy 13:15 You shall surely strike the inhabitants (Deut. De Du)
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