DEU 20:10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unt
DEU 20:10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then
proclaim peace unto it.
DEU 20:11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto
thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be
tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.
DEU 20:12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against
thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
DEU 20:13 And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou
shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:
DEU 20:14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is
in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and
thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given
DEU 20:15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from
thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.
DEU 20:16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give
thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:
DEU 20:17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the
Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites;
as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:
DEU 20:18 That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which
they have done unto their Gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.
DEU 20:19 When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it
to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe
against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down
(for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:
DEU 20:20 Only the trees which thou knowest that they be not trees for meat,
thou shalt destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt build bulwarks against
the city that maketh war with thee, until it be subdued.
DEU 21:1 If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee
to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him:
DEU 21:2 Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall
measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:
DEU 21:3 And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even
the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought
with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;
DEU 21:4 And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough
valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's
neck there in the valley:
DEU 21:5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD
thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the
LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:
DEU 21:6 And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man,
shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
DEU 21:7 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood,
neither have our eyes seen it.
DEU 21:8 Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast
redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And
the blood shall be forgiven them.
DEU 21:9 So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you,
when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
DEU 21:10 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD thy
God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive,
DEU 21:11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire
unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;
DEU 21:12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave
her head, and pare her nails;
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