and when Yahweh your God gives it into your hand you must strike down all its males with the mouth of the sword; Bible see other translations

“All its males.” The Hebrew uses the word for “male” here, not “man,” which can mean “person; human.”

“the mouth of the sword.” The idiom, “the mouth of the sword” is used to show great destruction, as if the sword was eating its victims (see commentary on Josh. 6:21).

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 20:13