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Deuteronomy 20:12

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20:12 If it does not accept terms of peace but makes war with you, then you are to lay siege to it.

Deuteronomy 20:19

Context
20:19 If you besiege a city for a long time while attempting to capture it, 1  you must not chop down its trees, 2  for you may eat fruit 3  from them and should not cut them down. A tree in the field is not human that you should besiege it! 4 

1 tn Heb “to fight against it to capture it.”

2 tn Heb “you must not destroy its trees by chopping them with an iron” (i.e., an ax).

3 tn Heb “you may eat from them.” The direct object is not expressed; the word “fruit” is supplied in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Heb “to go before you in siege.”



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