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Deuteronomy 20

BBE 1 When you go out to war against other nations, and come face to face with horses and war-carriages and armies greater in number than yourselves, have no fear of them: for the Lord your God is with you, who took you up out of the land of Egypt. 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. BBE 2 And when you are on the point of attacking, let the priest come forward and say to the people, NIV 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. BBE 3 Give ear, O Israel: today you are going forward to the fight; let your heart be strong; do not let uncontrolled fear overcome you because of those who are against you; NIV 3 He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. BBE 4 For the Lord your God goes with you, fighting for you to give you salvation from those who are against you. 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.” BBE 5 And let the overseers say to the people, If there is any man who has made for himself a new house and has not gone into it, let him go back to his house, so that in the event of his death in the fight, another may not take his house for himself. 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. BBE 6 Or if any man has made a vine-garden without taking the first-fruits of it, let him go back to his house, so that in the event of his death in the fight, another may not be the first to make use of the 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. BBE 7 Or if any man is newly married and has had no sex relations with his wife, let him go back to his house, so that in the event of his death in the fight, another man may not take 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.” BBE 8 And let the overseers go on to say to the people, If there is any man whose heart is feeble with fear, let him go back to his house before he makes the hearts of his countrymen feeble. NIV 8 Then the officers shall add, “Is anyone afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his fellow soldiers will not become disheartened too.” BBE 9 Then, after saying these words to the people, let the overseers put captains over the army. NIV 9 When the officers have finished speaking to the army, they shall appoint commanders over it. BBE 10 When you come to a town, before attacking it, make an offer of peace. NIV 10 When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. BBE 11 And if it gives you back an answer of peace, opening its doors to you, then all the people in it may be put to forced work as your servants. 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. BBE 12 If however it will not make peace with you, but war, then let it be shut in on all sides: NIV 12 If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. BBE 13 And when the Lord your God has given it into your hands, let every male in it be put to death without mercy. NIV 13 When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. BBE 14 But the women and the children and the cattle and everything in the town and all its wealth, you may take for yourselves: the wealth of your haters, which the Lord your God has given you, will be your food. 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. BBE 15 So you are to do to all the towns far away, which are not the towns of these nations. 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. BBE 16 But in the towns of these peoples whose land the Lord your God is giving you for your heritage, let no living thing be kept from death: 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. BBE 17 Give them up to the curse; the Hittite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, as the Lord your God has given you orders: NIV 17 Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the LORD your God has commanded you. BBE 18 So that you may not take them as your example and do all the disgusting things which they do in the worship of their gods, so sinning against the Lord 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. BBE 19 If in war a town is shut in by your armies for a long time, do not let its trees be cut down and made waste; for their fruit will be your food; are the trees of the countryside men for you to take up arms against 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 people, that you should besiege them? BBE 20 Only those trees which you are certain are not used for food may be cut down and put to destruction: and you are to make walls of attack against the town till it is taken. 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.

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