Deuteronomy 20 :9

Deuteronomy 20 :9 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.

King James Version (KJV)

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall appoint captains of hosts at the head of the people.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Then, after saying these words to the people, let the overseers put captains over the army.

Webster's Revision

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.

World English Bible

It shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they shall appoint captains of armies at the head of the people.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall appoint captains of hosts at the head of the people.

Definitions for Deuteronomy 20 :9

Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 20 :9

Barnes' Commentary on Deuteronomy 20 :9

The meaning is that the "officers" should then subdivide the levies, and appoint leaders of the smaller divisions thus constituted.

Wesley's Commentary on Deuteronomy 20 :9

20:9 Make captains - Or rather, as the Hebrew hath it, they shall set or place the captains of the armies in the head or front of the people under their charge, that they may conduct them, and by their example encourage their soldiers. It is not likely they had their captains to make when they were just going to battle.
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