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.

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.

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.

World English Bible
you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and its livestock, 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants - If one city were permitted to practice idolatry, the evil would soon spread, therefore the contagion must be destroyed in its birth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

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Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
appears of itself highly credible and probable, and abundantly recommends itself in its native simplicity, merely by its own intrinsic goodness and excellency, to the practice of the most rational and considering men, who are desirous in all their actions to have satisfaction and comfort and good hope within themselves, from the conscience of what they do: So it is moreover positively and directly proved to be actually and immediately sent to us from God, by the many infallible signs and miracles
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God

The Feeding of the Four Thousand - to Dalmanutha - the Sign from Heaven' - Journey to Cæsarea Philippi - what is the Leaven of The
THEY might well gather to Jesus in their thousands, with their wants of body and soul, these sheep wandering without a shepherd; for His Ministry in that district, as formerly in Galilee, was about to draw to a close. And here it is remarkable, that each time His prolonged stay and Ministry in a district were brought to a close with some supper, so to speak, some festive entertainment on his part. The Galilean Ministry had closed with the feeding of the five thousand, the guests being mostly from
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Deuteronomy 13:5
That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. That prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way the LORD your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you.

Deuteronomy 13:14
then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you,

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