2 And when ye are come nere vnto the battel, then the Priest shal come forth to speake vnto the people,
3 And shal say vnto them, Heare, O Israel: ye are come this day vnto battell against your enemies: let not your heartes faynt, neither feare, nor be amased, nor adread of them.
4 For the LORD your God [is] he that
5 And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man [is there] that hath built a new house, and hath not
6 And what man [is he] that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not [yet]
7 And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him go and returne againe vnto his house, lest he die in the battell, and another man take her.
8 And let the officers speake further vnto the people, and say, Whosoeuer is afrayde and faynt hearted, let him go & returne vnto his house, least his brethrens heart faynt like his heart.
9 And after that the officers haue made an ende of speaking vnto the people, they shal make captaines of the armie to gouerne the people.
10 When thou commest neere vnto a citie to fight against it, thou shalt offer it peace.
11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of
12 But if it will make no peace with thee, but make war against thee, then shalt thou besiege it.
13 And the Lord thy God shall deliuer it into thine handes, and thou shalt smite all the males thereof with the edge of the sworde.
14 Onely the women, & the children, & the cattel, & all that is in the citie, euen all the spoyle thereof shalt thou take vnto thy selfe, and shalt eate the spoyle of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath giuen thee.
15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities [which are] very far off from thee, which [are] not of the cities of these
16 But of the cities of this people, which the Lorde thy God shall giue thee to inherite, thou shalt saue no person aliue,
17 But shalt vtterly destroy them: to wit, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, & the Perizzites, the Hiuites, and the Iebusites, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee,
18 That they teache you not to doe after all their abominations, which they haue done vnto their gods, & so ye should sinne against the Lorde your God.
19 When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the
20 Onely those trees, which thou knowest are not for meate, those shalt thou destroy and cut downe, & make fortes against the citie that maketh warre with thee, vntil thou subdue it.