Bible verses about "genocide" | Thomson

Exodus 32:27-28

27 Then Moses said to them, Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel, Gird ye every man his sword on his thigh and pass through and wheel about from gate to gate through the camp and slay every man his brother and every man his neighbour and every one him who is nearest of kin to him. 28 And the children of Levi did as Moses spoke to them and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

Exodus 34:11-14

11 Attend thou to all that I command thee. Behold I drive out before you the Amorite and the Chananite and the Pherezite and the Chettite and the Evite and the Gergasite and the Jebusite: 12 Take thou heed to thyself that thou make not a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which thou art going, lest it become a stumbling block to you. 13 Their altars you shall demolish: their pillars you shall break to pieces; and their groves you shall cut down; and the graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire. 14 For you must not worship other gods; for the Lord God, a zealous name, is a zealous God.

Deuteronomy 2:19-23

19 when you come near to the children of Amman you must not act hostilely against them, nor come to battle with them; for I will not give thee any of the land of the children of Amman for a possession; because I have given it for a possession to the children of Lot. 20 [It may be accounted the land of the Raphains, for the Raphains formerly dwelt there, but the Ammanites call them Zochommins 21 . They, as well as the Enakims, were a nation great and numerous, and much stronger than you; but the Lord destroyed them from before the Ammanites, and they took possession of the country, and have dwelt therein in their stead, even to this day. 22 The same was the case with the children of Esau who inhabit Seir, they, in like manner, destroyed the Chorrites from before them, and took possession of their country, and have dwelt therein, in their stead, even to this day. 23 So it was with the Evites when they dwelt in Asedoth even to Gaza, the Cappadocians, who came out of Cappadocia, rooted them out, and dwelt in their stead.]

Leviticus 26:7-9

7 and you shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall before you with destruction. 8 Even five of you shall pursue an hundred; and a hundred of you shall pursue myriads, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 9 And I will watch over you, and increase you, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.

Deuteronomy 7:2

2 When the Lord thy God shall deliver them into thy hands, thou shalt smite them; thou shalt utterly destroy them; thou shalt not make a covenant with them. You shall neither shew them mercy,

Deuteronomy 7:16

16 And thou shalt consume all the spoils of the nations, which the Lord thy God giveth thee: Thine eye shall not have pity on them. And thou shalt not perform religious service to their gods; for this is a snare for thee.

Isaiah 14:21

21 prepare thy sons for slaughter, for the sins of their fathers; that they may not rise and possess the land, and fill the World with wars.

Jeremiah 50:21-22

21 With respect to this land, saith the Lord. Go up with bitterness against it and against them who dwell in it; take vengeance, sword, and destroy utterly; saith the Lord, and do according to all that I command thee. 22 A sound of battle and great distress in the land of the Chaldeans!

Deuteronomy 13:15

15 thou shalt surely destroy all the inhabitants of that land, with the slaughter of the sword. With an Anathema thou shalt devote to destruction, it and all that are in it.

Judges 20:48

48 And the children of Israel turned back upon the Benjaminites, and smote them with the edge of the sword, beginning at the city Methla, including cattle and every thing throughout all the cities. And the cities which they came to, they burned with fire.

Isaiah 13:15-18

15 For whoever is overtaken shall be thrust through and those collected in a body shall fall by the sword. 16 And their infants shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; and their houses shall be plundered and their wives ravished. 17 Behold I am raising up against you the Medes, who disregard silver and have no need of gold. 18 They shall break the bows of the young men, and on your infants they will have no compassion; nor will their eyes spare thee for thy children.

Deuteronomy 3:4-6

4 And we took all his cities at that time. There was not a city which we did not take from them; three score cities, the whole region of Argob, belonging to Og, king of Basan; 5 All the cities fortified with high walls, bars and gates, besides the towns of the Pherezites, which were very many, 6 we utterly destroyed. As we had done to Seon, king of Esebon, we destroyed every city, one after another, and the women and children.

Joshua 10:40

40 Thus did Joshua smite all the hilly country, and Nageb, and the plain, and Asedoth, and the kings thereof. They did not leave one of them alive. They utterly destroyed every one who breathed the breath of life, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded.

Deuteronomy 20:16-17

16 Of these you shall save none alive that breatheth: 17 but, with an Anathema, thou shalt devote to destruction the Chettite and the Amorite, and the Chananite, and the Pherezite, and the Evite, and the Jebusite, and the Gergasite, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee;

Hosea 13:16

16 [J] Samaria shall be utterly destroyed: because she rebelled against her God, they shall fall by the sword; and their infants shall be dashed to pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.

Deuteronomy 2:34

34 and took all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed every city one after another; with their wives and children. We left none to be taken alive.

Joshua 6:21

21 Now when Joshua devoted it, and all that were in it, men and women, young and old, ox and ass, to the edge of the sword,

1 Samuel 15:2-3

2 Thus saith the Lord of Sabbaoth, Now will I take vengeance on Amelek, for the things which he did to Israel when he opposed them in the way, as they were coming up out of Egypt. 3 Now therefore go, and smite Amelek, and Jerim, and all that belong to him. Thou shalt not spare one of him but utterly destroy him. Having devoted him and all belonging to him to destruction, thou shalt spare none, but shalt slay man and woman, infant and suckling, herds and flocks, camels and asses.

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