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

New Living Translation
“As you approach a town to attack it, you must first offer its people terms for peace.

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

Berean Study Bible
When you approach a city to fight against it, you are to make an offer of peace.

New American Standard Bible
“When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace.

NASB 1995
"When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace.

NASB 1977
“When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace.

Amplified Bible
“When you advance to a city to fight against it, you shall [first] offer it terms of peace.

Christian Standard Bible
“When you approach a city to fight against it, make an offer of peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you approach a city to fight against it, you must make an offer of peace.

Good News Translation
"When you go to attack a city, first give its people a chance to surrender.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you approach a city to attack it, offer its people a peaceful way to surrender.

International Standard Version
"When you approach a city to wage war against it, extend terms of peace.

NET Bible
When you approach a city to wage war against it, offer it terms of peace.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

New King James Version
“When you go near a city to fight against it, then proclaim an offer of peace to it.

King James 2000 Bible
When you come near unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

New Heart English Bible
When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

World English Bible
When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

American King James Version
When you come near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

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

A Faithful Version
When you come near a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

Darby Bible Translation
When thou approachest unto a city to fight against it, thou shalt proclaim peace unto it.

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.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
When thou commest neere vnto a citie to fight against it, thou shalt offer it peace.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
When thou commest nye vnto a citie to fyght agaynst it, offer them peace.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Whan thou commest nye vnto a cite to fight against it, thou shalt offre them peace

Tyndale Bible of 1526
When thou comest nye vnto a citie to fight agenst it, offre them peace.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then you have called to it for peace,

Young's Literal Translation
'When thou drawest near unto a city to fight against it, then thou hast called unto it for Peace,

Smith's Literal Translation
When thou shalt come near to a city to war against it, and call peace to it.

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

Catholic Public Domain Version
When, at any time, you approach a city to fight against it, you shall first offer peace to it.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And when you approach to a town to fight against it, proclaim peace upon it.

Lamsa Bible
When you come near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
When thou drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if thou shalt draw nigh to a city to overcome them by war, then call them out peaceably.








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