Deuteronomy 21:2
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English Standard Version
then your elders and your judges shall come out, and they shall measure the distance to the surrounding cities.

King James Bible
Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:

American Standard Version
then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy ancients and judges shall go out, and shall measure from the place where the body lieth the distance of every city round about:

English Revised Version
then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are around him that is slain:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

It was in this way that Israel was to act with towns that were far off; but not with the towns of the Canaanites ("these nations"), which Jehovah gave them for an inheritance. In these no soul was to be left alive; but these nations were to be laid under the ban, i.e., altogether exterminated, that they might not teach the Israelites their abominations and sins (cf. Deuteronomy 7:1-4; Deuteronomy 12:31). כּל־נשׁמה, lit., every breath, i.e., everything living, by which, however, human beings alone are to be understood (comp. Joshua 10:40; Joshua 11:11, with Deuteronomy 11:14).

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Deuteronomy 21:1
"If in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess someone is found slain, lying in the open country, and it is not known who killed him,

Deuteronomy 21:3
And the elders of the city that is nearest to the slain man shall take a heifer that has never been worked and that has not pulled in a yoke.

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