Deuteronomy 20:10

“When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When thou commest nigh vnto a City to fight against it, then proclaime peace vnto it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When thou drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When you come to a town, before attacking it, make an offer of peace.
- Basic English Bible

When thou approachest unto a city to fight against it, thou shalt proclaim peace unto it.
- Darby Bible

When thou comest nigh to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.
- Webster's Bible

When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.
- World English Bible

`When thou drawest near unto a city to fight against it, then thou hast called unto it for Peace,
- Youngs Literal Bible

When thou drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Deuteronomy 20

  • BSP
    Verse 8: When we are around others we want to speak encouraging and up building words. This can help others to have a positive outlook and strengthen them if they are discouraged.
  • Anne
    The priests were to inform the people they should not be afraid and only those that are willing and able should be sent into battle. Peace was to be extended to their enemies and if it was not accepted they were to destroy them. God would be with them and they were not to wilfully destroy the trees but preserve those that were good for food. Obedience to God is key if we are to be overcomers.
  • April
    Although this sctipture seems blantantly clear on Lords intents,I think that we can apply some of the concepts to other parts of our lives,such as letting go and letting him drive,trusting that he wouldn't let something happen to us unless of course it is a part of our plan and we are his vessles hes using to do a job,when you say you live your life to GOD,how WHOLLY are you willing to give it?...
  • Irene123
    People like to lay 'genocide' on God in the O.T. How does that 'change who He is and how does that make you better than Him?
  • Tetelestai Ministries
    Verse 19 is powerful ...Especially the fact the tree of the field is man's life .
  • Nelson
    God knows everything

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