and when Yahweh your God gives it into your hand you must strike every male of it with the mouth of the sword; Bible

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

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

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 20:13