Deuteronomy 20:9
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New International Version
When the officers have finished speaking to the army, they shall appoint commanders over it.

King James Bible
And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall be, when the officers have ended speaking unto the people, that they shall place captains of the hosts at the head of the people.

World English Bible
It shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they shall appoint captains of armies at the head of the people.

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath come to pass as the authorities finish to speak unto the people, that they have appointed princes of the hosts at the head of the people.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What man is there that is fearful and faint - hearted? - The original רך rach, signifies tender or soft-hearted. And a soft heart the man must have who, in such a contest, after such a permission, could turn his back upon his enemies and his brethren. However, such were the troops commanded by Gideon in his war against the Midianites; for after he gave this permission, out of 32,000 men only 10,000 remained to fight! Judges 7:3. There could be no deception in a business of this kind; for the departure of the 22,000 was the fullest proof of their dastardliness which they could possibly give.

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to lead the people [heb] to be in the head of the people

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'Fit, Though Few'
'Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. 2. And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against Me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. 3. Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Deuteronomy
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf.
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:8
Then the officers shall add, "Is anyone afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his fellow soldiers will not become disheartened too."

Deuteronomy 20:10
When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.

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