“¶ When thou commest nigh vnto a City to fight against it, then proclaime peace vnto it.”
King James Version (KJV)
7. And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him goe and returne vnto his house, lest he die in battell, and another man take her. 8. And the Officers shall speake further vnto the people: and they shall say, What man is there that is fearefull and faint hearted? let him goe and returne vnto his house, lest his brethrens heart faint as well as his heart. 9. And it shall be when the Officers haue made an end of speaking vnto the people, that they shall make Captaines of the armies to leade the people. 10. ¶ When thou commest nigh vnto a City to fight against it, then proclaime peace vnto it. 11. And it shall be, if it make thee answere of peace, and open vnto thee, then it shalbe that all the people that is found therein, shall be tributaries vnto thee, and they shall serue thee. 12. And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make warre against thee, then thou shalt besiege it. 13. And when the Lord thy God hath deliuered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite euery male thereof with the edge of the sword.