“And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make warre against thee, then thou shalt besiege it.”
King James Version (KJV)
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. 14. But the women, and the litle ones, and the cattell, and all that is in the citie, euen all the spoile thereof, shalt thou take vnto thy selfe, and thou shalt eate the spoile of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath giuen thee. 15. Thus shalt thou doe vnto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.