Deuteronomy 19:5

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

Deuteronomy 20:19

20:19 If you besiege a city for a long time while attempting to capture it, you must not chop down its trees, 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 

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

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

tn Heb “the iron slips off.”

tn Heb “finds.”

tn Heb “his neighbor.”

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

tn Heb “and live.”

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

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.”