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Deuteronomy 19:5

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19:5 Suppose he goes with someone else 1  to the forest to cut wood and when he raises the ax 2  to cut the tree, the ax head flies loose 3  from the handle and strikes 4  his fellow worker 5  so hard that he dies. The person responsible 6  may then flee to one of these cities to save himself. 7 

Deuteronomy 20:19

Context
20:19 If you besiege a city for a long time while attempting to capture it, 8  you must not chop down its trees, 9  for you may eat fruit 10  from them and should not cut them down. A tree in the field is not human that you should besiege it! 11 

1 tn Heb “his neighbor” (so NAB, NIV); NASB “his friend.”

2 tn Heb “and he raises his hand with the iron.”

3 tn Heb “the iron slips off.”

4 tn Heb “finds.”

5 tn Heb “his neighbor.”

6 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the person responsible for his friend’s death) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

7 tn Heb “and live.”

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

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

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

11 tn Heb “to go before you in siege.”



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