Exodus 34:12
Good News Translation
Do not make any treaties with the people of the country into which you are going, because this could be a fatal trap for you.

Contemporary English Version
Don't make treaties with any of those people. If you do, it will be like falling into a trap.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beware thou never join in friendship with the inhabitants of that land, which may be thy ruin:

New American Bible
Take care not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land that you are to enter; lest they become a snare among you.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Beware thou never join in friendship with the inhabitants of that land, which may be thy ruin:

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Exodus 23:32,33 Thou shalt not enter into league with them, nor with their gods. . . .

Deuteronomy 7:2 And the Lord thy God shall have delivered them to thee, thou shalt utterly destroy them. Thou shalt make no league with them, nor shew mercy to them:

Judges 2:2 On condition that you should not make a league with the inhabitants of this land, but should throw down their altars: and you would not hear my voice: why have you done this?

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Deuteronomy 7:16 Thou shalt consume all the people, which the Lord thy God will deliver to thee. Thy eye shall not spare them, neither shalt thou serve their gods, lest they be thy ruin.

Joshua 23:12,13 But if you will embrace the errors of these nations that dwell among you, and make marriages with them, and join friendships: . . .

Judges 2:3 Wherefore I would not destroy them from before your face; that you may have enemies, and their gods may be your ruin.

Judges 8:27 And Gedeon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city Ephra. And all Israel committed fornication with it, and it became a ruin to Gedeon, and to all his house.

Psalm 106:36 And served their idols, and it became a stumblingblock to them.

Context
The LORD Renews the Covenant
11Observe all things which this day I command thee: I myself will drive out before thy face the Amorrhite, and the Chanaanite, and the Hethite, and the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite. 12Beware thou never join in friendship with the inhabitants of that land, which may be thy ruin:13But destroy their altars, break their statues and cut down their groves:…
Cross References
Exodus 23:32
Thou shalt not enter into league with them, nor with their gods.

Exodus 23:33
Let them not dwell in thy land, lest perhaps they make thee sin against me, if thou serve their gods; which, undoubtedly, will be a scandal to thee.

Deuteronomy 20:18
Lest they teach you to do all the abominations which they have done to their gods: and you should sin against the Lord your God.

Joshua 23:13
Know ye for a certainty that the Lord your God will not destroy them before your face, but they shall be a pit and a snare in your way, and a stumbling-block at your side, and stakes in your eyes, till he take you away and destroy you from off this excellent land, which he hath given you.

Judges 2:2
On condition that you should not make a league with the inhabitants of this land, but should throw down their altars: and you would not hear my voice: why have you done this?

1 Kings 11:2
Of the nations concerning which the Lord said to the children of Israel: You shall not go in unto them, neither shall any of them come into yours: for they will most certainly turn away your hearts to follow their gods. And to these was Solomon joined with a most ardent love.

2 Kings 17:10
And they made them statues and groves on every high hill, and under every shady tree:

2 Chronicles 24:18
And they forsook the temple of the Lord the God of their fathers, and served groves and idols, and wrath came upon Juda and Jerusalem for this sin.

Additional Translations
Be careful not to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land you are entering, lest they become a snare in your midst.Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the middle of you:

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:

take heed to thyself, lest at any time thou make a covenant with the dwellers on the land, into which thou art entering, lest it be to thee a stumbling-block among you.

Take heed to thyself, that thou make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which thou shalt come, lest it be a snare in the midst of thee;

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:

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:

Be careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:

take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitant of the land into which thou art going, lest it become a snare in thy midst;
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