Whenthougoest out to battleagainstthineenemies, and seesthorses, and chariots, and a peoplemorethanthou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is withthee, whichbroughtthee up out of the land of Egypt.
And the officersshallspeakunto the people, saying, What man is therethathathbuilt a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.
And the officersshallspeakfurtherunto the people, and theyshall say, What man is therethat is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and returnunto his house, lest his brethren’sheartfaint as well as his heart.
But the women, and the littleones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoilthereof, shaltthoutakeuntothyself; and thoushalt eat the spoil of thineenemies, which the LORD thy God hathgiventhee.
Whenthoushaltbesiege a city a longtime, in making war against it to take it, thoushalt not destroy the treesthereof by forcing an ax againstthem: for thoumayest eat of them, and thoushalt not cut themdown (for the tree of the field is man’slife) to employthem in the siege: