THE FOURTH BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED
spak.: unto J\loses in
"the wilderness of Si~nal, 'in thetabernacle of the congregation, on thefirst day of the second month, in the',econd year after they were come Out of the land of Egypt, saying,
Take 'ye the sum of all the congrega-tion of the children of Israel, after theirfamilies, by the house of their fathers,with the number of their names, everymale by their polls;3 From tWenty years old and upward,all that are able to go forth to war inIsrael: thou and Aaron shall lnumberthem by their armies.4 And with you there shall be
manof every bibe; everyone head of thehouse of his fathers.
THE FIFTH BOOK OF
And if it will make no peace withthee, but will make war against thee,th.:n thou shalt besiege it:
Ancl when the
thy God hathdelivered it into thine hands, thou 'shaltsmlte every male tl\<:reof with the edg~of the sword:14 But the women, and the little ones,and ,the cattlc, and all that is in the city,even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou';take unto thy~c1f; and 'thou shalt eatthe spoil of thine enemies, whicl~ th~
thv GDd hath L:iven thee.15 Thus shalt thou do unto all tho:cities which arc very far off from thee,which "an:: not of the cities of thesenations.r6 But 'of the cities of these people,which the
thy God doth ~ive theef(w an inheritance, thou shalt savc alivenothing that hn:al heth:17 But thou ~lIalt uuerly destroythem; namely, the Hittites, and theAll1oriks, the Cana~ll1jtes, alld III,'
rlz"zltes, the Hi~vltes, and the Jcb"u~sites; as the
thy God hath com-manded thee:18 That IIItheyteach you not to do afterall their abominations, which they havedone unto their gods; so should ye "sinagainst the
When thob! shalt besiege a city along time, in making war against it totake it, thou shalt not destroy the treesthereof by forcing an axe against them:for thou mayest eat of them, and thoushalt not cut them down Cfor the tree of the field is man's life) 8to employ themin the siege:
the trees which thou knowestthat they be not trees for meat, thoushalt destroy and cut them down; andthou shalt build bulwarks against the citythat maketh war with thee, until flit besubdued.
HEN thou goest out to battleagainst thine enemies, and seest-horses, and chariots, and a.people morethan thou, be not afraid of them: for the
thy God is "with thee, whichbrought thee up out of the land
And it shall be, when ye are com.::nigh unto the battle, that the 'priest shanapproach and speak unto the people,
And shall say unto them, Hear,
Israel, ye approach this day unto battleagainst your enemies: let not your heartsIfaint, fear not, and do not 2tremble,neither be ye terrified because of them;4 For the
your God is he thatgocth with you, to fight for you againstyour cnemies, to sa\'c you.5 • l\nd the otJicers sh~11Ispcak untotIle people, saying, What man is therethat hath built a new house, and hath not'dedicated it? let him go and return tvhis hous,,, lest he di,' in the battle, aill!another man dedicate it.6 And what man is he that hath planteda vineyard, and hath not yet "eaten of it?let him abt) go and return unto hishouse,
he die in the battle, and an-Dther man c'at
it.7 And 'what man is there that hathhl'trothed a wiIi:, and hath not takenher? let him go and return unto hishouse, lest he die in the battle, and an-oth.:r lTIan take her.X And the ofiiccrs shall speak furtherunto the people, and they shall say,'What man is there that is fearful andfainthearted? let him go and return untohis house, lest his brethren's heart1faintas well as his heart.9 And it shall he, when the officershave made an end of speaking unto thepeople, that they shall make captains of the armies ·;to lead the people.
When thou comest nigh unto a CHAPTER
citv to fight against it, vthen proclaimpeace unto it. 5
When a man hath taken a new wife,
And it shall be, if it make thee he shall not go out to war, 3neither shallanswer ot peace, and open unto thee, he be charged with any business: butthen it shall be, that all the people that he shall be free at home One year, andis found therein shall be htributaries shall cheer "Up his wife which he hathunto thee, and they shall serve thee. taken.
The above by God Almighty as given to Moses. The fol1owing pages by Pastor Sheldoll.
Lord's Covenant Church, Inc., P.O. Box 5334, Phoenix, Arizona 85010