He has not done so with any other nation; they are not aware of his regulations. Praise the Lord!
They went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods they did not know and that he did not permit them to worship. 1
They sacrificed to demons, not God, to gods they had not known; to new gods who had recently come along, gods your ancestors 1 had not known about.
He left those nations simply because he wanted to teach the subsequent generations of Israelites, who had not experienced the earlier battles, how to conduct holy war. 1
This happened because of the wickedness the people living there did. 1 They made me angry 2 by worshiping and offering sacrifice to 3 other gods whom neither they nor you nor your ancestors 4 previously knew. 5
‘Rather, I will sweep them away in a storm into all the nations they are not familiar with.’ Thus the land had become desolate because of them, with no one crossing through or returning, for they had made the fruitful 1 land a waste.”
I will do so because these people 1 have rejected me and have defiled 2 this place. They have offered sacrifices in it to other gods which neither they nor their ancestors 3 nor the kings of Judah knew anything about. They have filled it with the blood of innocent children. 4