14 But the women and the little ones and the beasts and all that is in the city, that is, all its spoil, you shall take as your plunder; and you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which Jehovah your God has given you.
15 Thus shall you do to all the cities that are very far from you, which are not among the cities of these nations.
16 But of the cities of these peoples which Jehovah your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not allow anything that breathes to live;
17 But you must utterly destroy them: the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, just as Jehovah your God has commanded you,
18 So that they do not teach you to do according to all their abominations which they do for their gods and you sin against Jehovah your God.
19 When you besiege a city for many days, battling against it to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by putting an axe to them; for you may eat of them, and you shall not cut them down. For is the tree of the field a man, that it should be besieged by you?
20 However, a tree that you know is not a tree for food, you shall destroy and cut down, so that you may build a siegework against the city, which engages you in battle, until it falls.
1 If a slain man is found lying in the field in the land which Jehovah your God is giving you to possess, it not being known who slew him,
2 Then your elders and judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities that surround the slain man.
3 And the city that is nearest the slain man, that is, the elders of that city, shall take a heifer of the herd which has not been worked and has not drawn the yoke;
4 And the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a river valley that flows continually, which has not been plowed or sown, and break the neck of the heifer there in the river valley.
5 And the priests, the sons of Levi, shall draw near; for Jehovah your God has chosen them to minister to Him and to bless in the name of Jehovah, and by their word shall every dispute and every assault be settled.
6 And all the elders of that city that is nearest the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the river valley.
7 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, nor have our eyes seen it done.
8 Cover Your people Israel, whom You have ransomed, O Jehovah, and do not set the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of Your people Israel. And the guilt of the blood shall be covered from them.
9 Thus you shall utterly remove the guilt of the innocent blood from your midst, for you do what is right in the sight of Jehovah.