Parallel Bible results for Deuteronomy 20

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Deuteronomy 20

CSB 1 "When you go out to war against your enemies and see horses, chariots, and an army larger than yours, do not be afraid of them, for the Lord 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. CSB 2 When you are about to engage in battle, the priest is to come forward and address the army. NIV 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. CSB 3 He is to say to them: 'Listen, Israel: Today you are about to engage in battle with your enemies. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, alarmed, or terrified because of them. 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. CSB 4 For the Lord your God is the One who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to 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.” CSB 5 "The officers are to address the army, 'Has any man built a new house and not dedicated it? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise, he may die in battle and another man dedicate it. 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. CSB 6 Has any man planted a vineyard and not begun to enjoy its fruit? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise he may die in battle and another man enjoy its 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. CSB 7 Has any man become engaged to a woman and not married her? Let him leave and return home. Otherwise he may die in battle and another man 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.” CSB 8 The officers will continue to address the army and say, 'Is there any man who is afraid or fainthearted? Let him leave and return home, so that his brothers' hearts won't melt like his own.' 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.” CSB 9 When the officers have finished addressing the army, they will appoint military commanders to lead it. NIV 9 When the officers have finished speaking to the army, they shall appoint commanders over it. CSB 10 "When you approach a city to fight against it, you must make an offer of peace. NIV 10 When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. CSB 11 If it accepts your offer of peace and opens [its gates] to you, all the people found in it will become forced laborers for you and serve you. 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. CSB 12 However, if it does not make peace with you but wages war against you, lay siege to it. NIV 12 If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. CSB 13 When the Lord your God hands it over to you, you must strike down all its males with the sword. NIV 13 When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. CSB 14 But you may take the women, children, animals, and whatever else is in the city-all its spoil-as plunder. You may enjoy the spoil of your enemies that the Lord 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. CSB 15 This is how you are to treat all the cities that are far away from you and are not among the cities 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. CSB 16 However, you must not let any living thing survive among the cities of these people the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance. 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. CSB 17 You must completely destroy them-the Hittite, Amorite, Canaanite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite-as the Lord 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. CSB 18 so that they won't teach you to do all the detestable things they do for their gods, and you sin 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. CSB 19 "When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it in order to capture it, you must not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can get food from them. You must not cut them down. Are trees of the field human, to come under siege by you? 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? CSB 20 But you may destroy the trees that you know do not produce food. You may cut them down to build siege works against the city that is waging war with you, 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.

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