Deuteronomy 20:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Deuteronomy 20:8, NIV: "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 20:8, ESV: "And the officers shall speak further to the people, and say, ‘Is there any man who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go back to his house, lest he make the heart of his fellows melt like his own.’"

Deuteronomy 20:8, KJV: "And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart."

Deuteronomy 20:8, NASB: "Then the officers shall speak further to the people and say, ‘Who is the man that is afraid and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, so that he does not make his brothers’ hearts melt like his heart!’"

Deuteronomy 20:8, NLT: "'Then the officers will also say, 'Is anyone here afraid or worried? If you are, you may go home before you frighten anyone else.'"

Deuteronomy 20:8, CSB: "The officers will continue to address the army and say, 'Is there any man who is afraid or cowardly? Let him leave and return home, so that his brothers won't lose heart as he did.'"

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