and when Yahweh your God delivers them up before you and you strike them, then you must devote them to complete destruction; you must not make a covenant with them or show mercy to them, Bible

“devote them to complete destruction‚Äč.” The Canaanite nations had been genetically corrupted by Nephilim, and could not be godly or redeemed. They had to be destroyed. This is also stated in places such as Deuteronomy 20:16-18. [For information on the Nephilim, see commentary on Genesis 6:2 and Genesis 6:4].

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 7:2