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Deuteronomy 20:20

Context
NETBible

However, you may chop down any tree you know is not suitable for food, 1  and you may use it to build siege works 2  against the city that is making war with you until that city falls.

XREF

De 1:28; 2Ch 26:15; Ec 9:14; Isa 37:33; Jer 6:6; Jer 33:4; Eze 17:17

NET © Notes

tn Heb “however, a tree which you know is not a tree for food you may destroy and cut down.”

tn Heb “[an] enclosure.” The term מָצוֹר (matsor) may refer to encircling ditches or to surrounding stagings. See R. de Vaux, Ancient Israel, 238.



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