Deuteronomy 20:5-9 NIV

5 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.

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6 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.

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7 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"

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8 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

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9 When the officers have finished speaking to the army, they shall appoint commanders over it.