You shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land . . . for I have given you the land to possess.
Go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.
When the Lord your God brings you into the land which you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you . . . you shall make no covenant with them, and show no mercy to them.
You must demolish completely all the places where the nations whom you are about to dispossess served their gods . . . and thus blot out their name from their places.
When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan . . . you shall take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.
Behold, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites . . . You shall tear down their altars, and break their pillars.
I will wipe them out. Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces. . . . Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you.
The Lord your God will drive out those nations before you . . . until they are destroyed. He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them.
When the people heard the law, they separated from Israel all those of foreign descent.
And Israel vowed a vow to the Lord, and said, “If thou wilt indeed give this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.” And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Israel, and gave over the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities.
Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities. There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the people of Israel.
And the people of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and they took as booty all their cattle, their flocks, and all their goods. All their cities in the places where they dwelt, and all their encampments, they burned with fire.
Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will cause the battle cry to be heard against Rabbah of the Ammonites; it shall become a desolate mound, and its villages shall be burned with fire.
So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolate place to this day.
You shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, destroying it utterly, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword. You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its open square, and burn the city and all its spoil with fire, as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God; it shall be a heap for ever, it shall not be built again.
Then shall ye know that I am the Lord, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars.
And I will lay your cities waste, and will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your pleasing odors.
And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars.
Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones.
In the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, . . . And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.