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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Deuteronomy 20

Verses 1-20

Deuteronomy 20:8 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 Comments - During the time of the judges, God commanded Gideon to send home those men who were fearful (Judges 7:2-3).

Judges 7:2-3, “And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 20". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/deuteronomy-20.html. 2013.