Deuteronomy 20:9

“And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall be when the Officers haue made an end of speaking vnto the people, that they shall make Captaines of the armies to leade the people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When the officers have finished speaking to the people, they shall appoint commanders of armies at the head of the people.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall appoint captains of hosts at the head of the people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then, after saying these words to the people, let the overseers put captains over the army.
- Basic English Bible

And it shall be, when the officers have ended speaking unto the people, that they shall place captains of the hosts at the head of the people.
- Darby Bible

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.
- Webster's Bible

It shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they shall appoint captains of armies at the head of the people.
- World English Bible

and it hath come to pass as the authorities finish to speak unto the people, that they have appointed princes of the hosts at the head of the people.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that captains of hosts shall be appointed at the head of the people.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 20:9


20:9 Make captains - Or rather, as the Hebrew hath it, they shall set or place the captains of the armies in the head or front of the people under their charge, that they may conduct them, and by their example encourage their soldiers. It is not likely they had their captains to make when they were just going to battle.


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