Deuteronomy 3:18–19; Deuteronomy 20:7–8; Deuteronomy 24:5

18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The Lord your God has given you this land to possess. iAll your men of valor shall cross over armed before your brothers, the people of Israel. 19 Only your wives, your little ones, and your livestock j(I know that you have much livestock) shall remain in the cities that I have given you,


nAnd is there any man who has betrothed a wife and has not taken her? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man take her. And the officers shall speak further to the people, and say, oIs there any man who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go back to his house, lest he make the heart of his fellows melt like his own.


Miscellaneous Laws

gWhen a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year hto be happy with his wife1 whom he has taken.