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.
Darby Bible Translation
When thou approachest unto a city to fight against it, thou shalt proclaim peace unto 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,
Deuteronomy 20:10 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Directions intended to prevent wanton destruction of life and property in sieges.
LibraryAppeal to the Christian Women of the South
BY A.E. GRIMKE. "Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not within thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place: but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this. And Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer:--and so will I go in unto the king, …
Angelina Emily Grimke—An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
"When the officers have finished speaking to the people, they shall appoint commanders of armies at the head of the people.
"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.
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?"
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