Deuteronomy 20:12

“And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make warre against thee, then thou shalt besiege it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If however it will not make peace with you, but war, then let it be shut in on all sides:
- Basic English Bible

And if it will not make peace with thee, but will make war with thee, then thou shalt besiege it;
- Darby Bible

And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
- Webster's Bible

If it will make no peace with you, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege it:
- World English Bible

`And if it doth not make peace with thee, and hath made with thee war, then thou hast laid siege against it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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