Deuteronomy 20:10
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English Standard Version
“When you draw near to a city to fight against it, offer terms of peace to it.

King James Bible
When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

American Standard Version
When thou drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If at any time thou come to fight against a city, thou shalt first offer it peace.

English Revised Version
When thou drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

Webster's Bible Translation
When thou comest nigh to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

If they were thus drawing near to war, i.e., arranging themselves for war for the purpose of being mustered and marching in order into the battle (not just as the battle was commencing), the priest was to address the warriors, and infuse courage into them by pointing to the help of the Lord. "The priest" is not the high priest, but the priest who accompanied the army, like Phinehas in the war against the Midianites (Numbers 31:6; cf. 1 Samuel 4:4, 1 Samuel 4:11; 2 Chronicles 13:12), whom the Rabbins call המלחמה משׁיח (the anointed of the battle), and raise to the highest dignity next to the high priest, no doubt simply upon the ground of Numbers 31:6 (see Lundius, jd. Heiligth. p. 523).

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2 Samuel 20:18-22 Then she spoke, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel...

Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, said the LORD; and I will heal him.

Zechariah 9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off...

Luke 10:5,6 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house...

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

2 Corinthians 5:18-21 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation...

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:9
And when the officers have finished speaking to the people, then commanders shall be appointed at the head of the people.

Deuteronomy 20:11
And if it responds to you peaceably and it opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall do forced labor for you and shall serve you.

Judges 21:13
Then the whole congregation sent word to the people of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon and proclaimed peace to them.

2 Samuel 20:19
I am one of those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You seek to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel. Why will you swallow up the heritage of the LORD?"

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