“Now therefore my lord, fight not against them in battell aray, and there shall not so much as one man of thy people perish.”
King James Version (KJV)
8. Then came vnto him all the chiefe of the children of Esau, and al the gouernours of the people of Moab, and the captaines of the sea coast, and said, 9. Let our lord now heare a word, that there be not an ouerthrow in thine armie. 10. For this people of the children of Israel do not trust in their speares, but in the height of the mountaines wherein they dwell, because it is not easie to come vp to the tops of their mountains. 11. Now therefore my lord, fight not against them in battell aray, and there shall not so much as one man of thy people perish. 12. Remaine in thy campe, and keepe all the men of thine army, and let thy seruants get into their hands the fountaine of water which issueth foorth of the foot of the mountaine. 13. For all the inhabitants of Bethulia haue their water thence: so shall thirst kil them, & they shall giue vp their citie, and we and our people shal goe vp to the tops of the mountaines that are neere, and will campe vpon them, to watch that none goe out of the city. 14. So they and their wiues, and their children shalbe consumed with famine, and before the sword come against them, they shall be ouerthrowen in the streets where they dwel.