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Deuteronomy 20:5 NIV

5 The officers shall say to the army: “Has anyone built a new house and not yet begun to live in it? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else may begin to live in it.

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  • a 20:17 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  • b 20:19 - Or "down to use in the siege, for the fruit trees are for the benefit of people."