Deuteronomy 20:10
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New International Version
When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.

New Living Translation
"As you approach a town to attack it, you must first offer its people terms for peace.

English Standard Version
“When you draw near to a city to fight against it, offer terms of peace to it.

New American Standard Bible
"When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace.

King James Bible
When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you approach a city to fight against it, you must make an offer of peace.

International Standard Version
"When you approach a city to wage war against it, extend terms of peace.

NET Bible
When you approach a city to wage war against it, offer it terms of peace.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you approach a city to attack it, offer its people a peaceful way to surrender.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When thou drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

New American Standard 1977
“When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When thou comest near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

King James 2000 Bible
When you come near unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

American King James Version
When you come near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
If at any time thou come to fight against a city, thou shalt first offer it peace.

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

English Revised Version
When thou drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
'When thou drawest near unto a city to fight against it, then thou hast called unto it for Peace,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:10-12 The Israelites are here directed about the nations on whom they made war. Let this show God's grace in dealing with sinners. He proclaims peace, and beseeches them to be reconciled. Let it also show us our duty in dealing with our brethren. Whoever are for war, we must be for peace. Of the cities given to Israel, none of their inhabitants must be left. Since it could not be expected that they should be cured of their idolatry, they would hurt Israel. These regulations are not the rules of our conduct, but Christ's law of love. The horrors of war must fill the feeling heart with anguish upon every recollection; and are proofs of the wickedness of man, the power of Satan, and the just vengeance of God, who thus scourges a guilty world. But how dreadful their case who are engaged in unequal conflict with their Maker, who will not submit to render him the easy tribute of worship and praise! Certain ruin awaits them. Let neither the number nor the power of the enemies of our souls dismay us; nor let even our own weakness cause us to tremble or to faint. The Lord will save us; but in this war let none engage whose hearts are fond of the world, or afraid of the cross and the conflict. Care is here taken that in besieging cities the fruit-trees should not be destroyed. God is a better friend to man than he is to himself; and God's law consults our interests and comforts; while our own appetites and passions, which we indulge, are enemies to our welfare. Many of the Divine precepts restrain us from destroying that which is for our life and food. The Jews understand this as forbidding all wilful waste upon any account whatsoever. Every creature of God is good; as nothing is to be refused, so nothing is to be abused. We may live to want what we carelessly waste.
Study Bible
Laws of Warfare
9"When the officers have finished speaking to the people, they shall appoint commanders of armies at the head of the people. 10"When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace. 11"If it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:9
"When the officers have finished speaking to the people, they shall appoint commanders of armies at the head of the people.

Deuteronomy 20:11
"If it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you.

Judges 21:13
Then the whole congregation sent word and spoke to the sons of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.

2 Samuel 20:19
"I am of those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You are seeking to destroy a city, even a mother in Israel. Why would you swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?"
Treasury of Scripture

When you come near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

then proclaim

2 Samuel 20:18-22 Then she spoke, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, …

Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, …

Zechariah 9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, …

Luke 10:5,6 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house…

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

2 Corinthians 5:18-21 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them …

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