Deuteronomy 20:19 DBY

19 When thou shalt besiege a city many days, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by lifting up an axe against them; for thou canst eat of them; and thou shalt not cut them down, for is the tree of the field a man that it should be besieged?

References for Deuteronomy 20:19

    • c 20:19 - Others, 'not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's [life]), to employ them in the siege.'

      Study tools for Deuteronomy 20:19

      • a 20:5 - See ch. 1.15.
      • b 20:6 - Lit. 'profaned it,' or 'made it common,' according to the custom of the fifth year; see Lev. 19.24,25; Jer. 31.5.
      • c 20:19 - Others, 'not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's [life]), to employ them in the siege.'