they have violated my covenant,
which I commanded them to keep.
They have taken some of the devoted things;
they have stolen, they have lied,
they have put them with their own possessions.
That is why the Israelites
cannot stand against their enemies;
they turn their backs and run
because they have been made liable to destruction.
I will not be with you anymore
unless you destroy whatever among you
is devoted to destruction.
Go, consecrate the people. Tell them:
Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow;
for this is what the LORD,
the GOD of Israel, says:
There is an accursed thing among you, Israel.
You cannot stand against your enemies
until you remove it.
~ Joshua 7