Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

then you shall select for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, that the manslayer who has killed any person unintentionally may flee there.

King James Version

Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any person at unawares.

Holman Bible

designate cities to serve as cities of refuge for you, so that a person who kills someone unintentionally may flee there.

International Standard Version

they are to designate some towns of refuge so that anyone who kills someone inadvertently may flee there.

A Conservative Version

then ye shall appoint cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person unwittingly may flee there.

American Standard Version

then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer that killeth any person unwittingly may flee thither.

Amplified

Then you shall select cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the slayer who kills any person unintentionally and unawares may flee there.

Bible in Basic English

Then let certain towns be marked out as safe places to which anyone who takes the life of another in error may go in flight.

Darby Translation

then ye shall appoint for yourselves cities: cities of refuge shall they be for you; that a manslayer may flee thither, who without intent smiteth a person mortally.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

then ye shall appoint yourselves cities to be cities of refuge for you that the manslayer who kills any person unawares may flee there.

Julia Smith Translation

And build ye to you cities; cities of refuge shall they be to you; and the slayer to flee there smiting a soul in error.

King James 2000

Then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee there, who kills any person unintentionally.

Lexham Expanded Bible

you will select for yourselves cities for your cities of refuge, that a killer who has killed a person unintentionally can flee there.

Modern King James verseion

then you shall choose cities to be cities of refuge for you, so that the slayer who kills any person through error may flee there.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

ye shall build cities which shall be privileged towns for you: that he which slayeth a man unawares, may fly thither.

NET Bible

you must then designate some towns as towns of refuge for you, to which a person who has killed someone unintentionally may flee.

New Heart English Bible

then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person unwittingly may flee there.

The Emphasized Bible

then shall ye find for you, convenient cities, cities of refuge, shall they be unto you, - and the manslayer, who hath slain a person, by mistake, shall flee thither.

Webster

Then ye shall appoint for you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, who killeth any person at unawares.

World English Bible

then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person unwittingly may flee there.

Youngs Literal Translation

and have prepared to yourselves cities -- cities of refuge they are to you -- then fled thither hath a man-slayer, smiting a person unawares,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קרה 
Qarah 
Usage: 27

עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

to be cities
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

of refuge
מקלט 
Miqlat 
Usage: 20

רצח 
Ratsach 
Usage: 47

נוּס 
Nuwc 
Usage: 160

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Context Readings

Cities Of Refuge

10 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 11 then you shall select for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, that the manslayer who has killed any person unintentionally may flee there. 12 'The cities shall be to you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the manslayer will not die until he stands before the congregation for trial.



Cross References

Exodus 21:13

"But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.

Joshua 20:2

"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'Designate the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,

Numbers 35:6

"The cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to; and in addition to them you shall give forty-two cities.

Numbers 35:22-25

'But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait,

Deuteronomy 4:42

that a manslayer might flee there, who unintentionally slew his neighbor without having enmity toward him in time past; and by fleeing to one of these cities he might live:

Deuteronomy 19:1-13

"When the LORD your God cuts off the nations, whose land the LORD your God gives you, and you dispossess them and settle in their cities and in their houses,



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