The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
speaking unto the people that they shall make captains of the armies to
lead the people.
DEU 20:10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then
proclaim peace unto it.
DEU 20:11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open
unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein
shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.
DEU 20:12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war
against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
DEU 20:13 And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands,
thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:
King James Bible