The officers shall say to the army: "Has anyone built a new house and not dedicated1 it? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else may dedicate it.
References for Deuteronomy 20:5
Has anyone planted2 a vineyard and not begun to enjoy it?3 Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else enjoy it.
References for Deuteronomy 20:6
Has anyone become pledged to a woman and not married her? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else marry her.4"
References for Deuteronomy 20:7
Then the officers shall add, "Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his brothers will not become disheartened too."5
References for Deuteronomy 20:8
When the officers have finished speaking to the army, they shall appoint commanders over it.