Numbers 35:14
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New International Version
Give three on this side of the Jordan and three in Canaan as cities of refuge.

New Living Translation
three on the east side of the Jordan River and three on the west in the land of Canaan.

English Standard Version
You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities in the land of Canaan, to be cities of refuge.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.

King James Bible
Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Select three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan to be cities of refuge.

International Standard Version
Appoint three towns this side of the Jordan River and three towns in the land of Canaan to serve as the towns of refuge,

NET Bible
"You must give three towns on this side of the Jordan, and you must give three towns in the land of Canaan; they must be towns of refuge.

New Heart English Bible
You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and you shall give three cities in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
three on the east side of the Jordan River and three in Canaan.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye shall give three cities on this side of the Jordan and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall give three cities on this side of Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

American King James Version
You shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

American Standard Version
Ye shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Three shall be beyond the Jordan, and three in the land of Chanaan,

Darby Bible Translation
Three cities shall ye give on this side of the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

English Revised Version
Ye shall give three cities beyond Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall give three cities on this side of Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

World English Bible
You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and you shall give three cities in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Young's Literal Translation
the three of the cities ye give beyond the Jordan, and the three of the cities ye give in the land of Canaan; cities of refuge they are.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
35:9-34 To show plainly the abhorrence of murder, and to provide the more effectually for the punishment of the murderer, the nearest relation of the deceased, under the title of avenger of blood, (or the redeemer of blood,) in notorious cases, might pursue, and execute vengeance. A distinction is made, not between sudden anger and malice aforethought, both which are the crime of murder; but between intentionally striking a man with any weapon likely to cause death, and an unintentional blow. In the latter case alone, the city of refuge afforded protection. Murder in all its forms, and under all disguises, pollutes a land. Alas! that so many murders, under the name of duels, prize-fights, etc. should pass unpunished. There were six cities of refuge; one or other might be reached in less than a day's journey from any part of the land. To these, man-slayers might flee for refuge, and be safe, till they had a fair trial. If acquitted from the charge, they were protected from the avenger of blood; yet they must continue within the bounds of the city till the death of the high priest. Thus we are reminded that the death of the great High Priest is the only means whereby sins are pardoned, and sinners set at liberty. These cities are plainly alluded to, both in the Old and New Testament, we cannot doubt the typical character of their appointment. Turn ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, saith the voice of mercy, Zec 9:12, alluding to the city of refuge. St. Paul describes the strong consolation of fleeing for refuge to the hope set before us, in a passage always applied to the gracious appointment of the cities of refuge, Heb 6:18. The rich mercies of salvation, through Christ, prefigured by these cities, demand our regard. 1. Did the ancient city rear its towers of safety on high? See Christ raised up on the cross; and is he not exalted at the right hand of his Father, to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance and remission of sins? 2. Does not the highway of salvation, resemble the smooth and plain path to the city of refuge? Survey the path that leads to the Redeemer. Is there any stumbling-block to be found therein, except that which an evil heart of unbelief supplies for its own fall? 3. Waymarks were set up pointing to the city. And is it not the office of the ministers of the gospel to direct sinners to Him? 4. The gate of the city stood open night and day. Has not Christ declared, Him that cometh unto me I will in nowise cast out? 5. The city of refuge afforded support to every one who entered its walls. Those who have reached the refuge, may live by faith on Him whose flesh is meat indeed, and whose blood is drink indeed. 6. The city was a refuge for all. In the gospel there is no respect of persons. That soul lives not which deserves not Divine wrath; that soul lives not which may not in simple faith hope for salvation and life eternal, through the Son of God.
Study Bible
Six Cities of Refuge
13'The cities which you are to give shall be your six cities of refuge. 14You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge. 15'These six cities shall be for refuge for the sons of Israel, and for the alien and for the sojourner among them; that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there.…
Cross References
Numbers 35:13
'The cities which you are to give shall be your six cities of refuge.

Deuteronomy 4:41
Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east,
Treasury of Scripture

You shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

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Deuteronomy 4:41-43 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sun rise…

Deuteronomy 19:8-10 And if the LORD your God enlarge your coast, as he has sworn to your fathers…

Joshua 20:7-9 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem …

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