Numbers 35:34
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New International Version
Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.'"

New Living Translation
You must not defile the land where you live, for I live there myself. I am the LORD, who lives among the people of Israel."

English Standard Version
You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, for I the LORD dwell in the midst of the people of Israel.”

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD am dwelling in the midst of the sons of Israel.'"

King James Bible
Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not make the land unclean where you live and where I reside; for I, Yahweh, reside among the Israelites."

International Standard Version
You are not to defile the land where you will be living, because I'm living among you. I am the LORD, who lives in Israel."

NET Bible
Therefore do not defile the land that you will inhabit, in which I live, for I the LORD live among the Israelites."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never make the land where you and I live unclean. I, the LORD, live among the Israelites."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt not defile the land which ye inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.'

New American Standard 1977
‘And you shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD am dwelling in the midst of the sons of Israel.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD dwell among the sons of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Defile not therefore the land which you shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.

American King James Version
Defile not therefore the land which you shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt not defile the land which ye inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell: for I, Jehovah, dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thus shall your possession he cleansed, myself abiding with you. For I am the Lord that dwell among the children of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall not defile the land that ye inhabit, in the midst whereof I dwell; for I am Jehovah who dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt not defile the land which ye inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell: for I the LORD dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, in which I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.

World English Bible
You shall not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell: for I, Yahweh, dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and ye defile not the land in which ye are dwelling, in the midst of which I do tabernacle, for I Jehovah do tabernacle in the midst of the sons of Israel.'
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
33'So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it. 34You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD am dwelling in the midst of the sons of Israel.'"
Cross References
Leviticus 18:24
'Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.

Leviticus 18:25
'For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.

Numbers 5:3
"You shall send away both male and female; you shall send them outside the camp so that they will not defile their camp where I dwell in their midst."

Deuteronomy 21:8
'Forgive Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, O LORD, and do not place the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of Your people Israel.' And the bloodguiltiness shall be forgiven them.

Deuteronomy 21:23
his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God), so that you do not defile your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.

Jeremiah 16:18
"I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with their abominations."
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Defile not therefore the land which you shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.

defile not

Numbers 5:3 Both male and female shall you put out, without the camp shall you …

Leviticus 20:24-26 But I have said to you, You shall inherit their land, and I will …

I dwell

Psalm 135:21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwells at Jerusalem. Praise …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return …

2 Corinthians 6:16,17 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are …

Revelation 21:3,27 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

dwell among

Numbers 5:3 Both male and female shall you put out, without the camp shall you …

Exodus 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

Exodus 29:45,46 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God…

1 Kings 6:13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake …

Psalm 132:14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Isaiah 8:12 Say you not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall …

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