Bible: Deuteronomy 20:10-15

20:10 When you approach a city to wage war against it, offer it terms of peace. 20:11 If it accepts your terms 1  and submits to you, all the people found in it will become your slaves. 2  20:12 If it does not accept terms of peace but makes war with you, then you are to lay siege to it. 20:13 The Lord your God will deliver it over to you 3  and you must kill every single male by the sword. 20:14 However, the women, little children, cattle, and anything else in the city – all its plunder – you may take for yourselves as spoil. You may take from your enemies the plunder that the Lord your God has given you. 20:15 This is how you are to deal with all those cities located far from you, those that do not belong to these nearby nations.

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