Nothing of the devoted thing is to cling to your hand so that Yahweh will turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you, and multiply you as he has sworn to your fathers Bible see other translations

“to cling to your hand.” A graphic way of saying that no one was to steal any of the things that were devoted to destruction.

[For more on things “devoted” to Yahweh and devoted to destruction, see commentary on Josh. 6:17.]

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 13:17