He removed from the land any male cultic prostitutes who had managed to survive the reign of his father Asa. 1
The Lord sent you on a campaign 1 saying, ‘Go and exterminate those sinful Amalekites! Fight against them until you 2 have destroyed them.’
They replied to the king, “As for this man who exterminated us and who schemed against us so that we were destroyed and left without status throughout all the borders of Israel –
As for any person 1 who does any work on this particular day, I will exterminate 2 that person from the midst of his people! 3
Indeed, it was the very hand of the Lord that eliminated them from within 1 the camp until they were all gone.
For six months Joab and the entire Israelite army 1 stayed there until they had exterminated every male in Edom. 2
This sin caused Jeroboam’s dynasty 1 to come to an end and to be destroyed from the face of the earth.
Egypt is totally incapable of helping. 1 For this reason I call her ‘Proud one 2 who is silenced.’” 3
And people will settle there, and there will no longer be the threat of divine extermination – Jerusalem will dwell in security.
Every person 1 who does not obey that prophet will be destroyed and thus removed 2 from the people.’ 3
for the Lord determined to make them obstinate so they would attack Israel. He wanted Israel to annihilate them without mercy, as he had instructed Moses. 1
The men whose names are listed came during the time of King Hezekiah of Judah and attacked the Hamites’ settlements, 1 as well as the Meunites they discovered there, and they wiped them out to this very day. They dispossessed them, 2 for they found pasture for their sheep there.
Instead you must utterly annihilate them 1 – the Hittites, 2 Amorites, 3 Canaanites, 4 Perizzites, 5 Hivites, 6 and Jebusites 7 – just as the Lord your God has commanded you,
Do this: 1 exterminate every male, as well as every woman who has had sexual relations with a male. 2 But spare the lives of any virgins.” So they did as instructed. 3
Their descendants remained in the land (the Israelites were unable to wipe them out completely). Solomon conscripted them for his work crews, and they continue in that role to this very day. 1
He went to Samaria and exterminated all the members of Ahab’s family who were still alive in Samaria, 1 just as the Lord had announced to Elijah. 2
Look, the Lord’s day of judgment 1 is coming; it is a day of cruelty and savage, raging anger, 2 destroying 3 the earth 4 and annihilating its sinners.
Then Saul said to Samuel, “But I have obeyed 1 the Lord! I went on the campaign 2 the Lord sent me on. I brought back King Agag of the Amalekites after exterminating the Amalekites.
Then David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites. (They had been living in that land for a long time, from the approach 1 to Shur as far as the land of Egypt.)
Kill all the farmers who sow the seed in the land of Babylon. Kill all those who wield the sickle at harvest time. 1 Let all the foreigners return to their own people. Let them hurry back to their own lands to escape destruction by that enemy army. 2