Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.
When you are drawing near to battle, the priest shall come forward and speak to the army,
If it agrees to your terms of peace and lets you in, all the people to be found in it shall serve you in forced labor.
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid, for God has come only to test you and put the fear of him upon you so you do not sin.”
So now, do not fear. I will provide for you and for your children.” By thus speaking kindly to them, he reassured them.