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Deuteronomy 20

NLT 1 “When you go out to fight your enemies and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid. The your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you! NIV 1 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. NLT 2 When you prepare for battle, the priest must come forward to speak to the troops. NIV 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. NLT 3 He will say to them, ‘Listen to me, all you men of Israel! Do not be afraid as you go out to fight your enemies today! Do not lose heart or panic or tremble before them. NIV 3 He shall say: "Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. NLT 4 For the your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory!’ NIV 4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." NLT 5 “Then the officers of the army must address the troops and say, ‘Has anyone here just built a new house but not yet dedicated it? If so, you may go home! You might be killed in the battle, and someone else would dedicate your house. NIV 5 The officers shall say to the army: "Has anyone built a new house and not dedicated it? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else may dedicate it. NLT 6 Has anyone here just planted a vineyard but not yet eaten any of its fruit? If so, you may go home! You might die in battle, and someone else would eat the first fruit. NIV 6 Has anyone planted a vineyard and not begun to enjoy it? Let him go home, or he may die in battle and someone else enjoy it. NLT 7 Has anyone here just become engaged to a woman but not yet married her? Well, you may go home and get married! You might die in the battle, and someone else would marry her.’ NIV 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." NLT 8 “Then the officers will also say, ‘Is anyone here afraid or worried? If you are, you may go home before you frighten anyone else.’ NIV 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." NLT 9 When the officers have finished speaking to their troops, they will appoint the unit commanders. NIV 9 When the officers have finished speaking to the army, they shall appoint commanders over it. NLT 10 “As you approach a town to attack it, you must first offer its people terms for peace. NIV 10 When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. NLT 11 If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. NIV 11 If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. NLT 12 But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. NIV 12 If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. NLT 13 When the your God hands the town over to you, use your swords to kill every man in the town. NIV 13 When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. NLT 14 But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the plunder from your enemies that the your God has given you. NIV 14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies. NLT 15 “But these instructions apply only to distant towns, not to the towns of the nations in the land you will enter. NIV 15 This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby. NLT 16 In those towns that the your God is giving you as a special possession, destroy every living thing. NIV 16 However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. NLT 17 You must completely destroy the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, just as the your God has commanded you. NIV 17 Completely destroy them--the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites--as the LORD your God has commanded you. NLT 18 This will prevent the people of the land from teaching you to imitate their detestable customs in the worship of their gods, which would cause you to sin deeply against the your God. NIV 18 Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods, and you will sin against the LORD your God. NLT 19 “When you are attacking a town and the war drags on, you must not cut down the trees with your axes. You may eat the fruit, but do not cut down the trees. Are the trees your enemies, that you should attack them? NIV 19 When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can eat their fruit. Do not cut them down. Are the trees of the field people, that you should besiege them? NLT 20 You may only cut down trees that you know are not valuable for food. Use them to make the equipment you need to attack the enemy town until it falls. NIV 20 However, you may cut down trees that you know are not fruit trees and use them to build siege works until the city at war with you falls.