Deuteronomy 23:16
Good News Translation
They may live in any of your towns that they choose, and you are not to treat them harshly.

Contemporary English Version
Instead, you must let them choose which one of your towns they want to live in. Don't be cruel to runaway slaves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall dwell with thee in the place that shall please him, and shall rest in one of thy cities: give him no trouble.

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He shall dwell with thee in the place that shall please him, and shall rest in one of thy cities: give him no trouble.

shall dwell

Isaiah 16:3,4 Take counsel, gather a council: make thy shadow as the night in the midday: hide them that flee, and betray not them that wander about. . . .

Luke 15:15-24 And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country. And he sent him into his farm to feed swine. . . .

Titus 3:2,3 To speak evil of no man, not to be litigious but gentle: shewing all mildness towards all men. . . .

liketh him best [heb] is good for him

Exodus 22:21 Thou shalt not molest a stranger, nor afflict him: for yourselves also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:9 Thou shalt not molest a stranger, for you know the hearts of strangers: for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 7:6 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, and walk not after strange gods to your own hurt,

Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, and the fatherless, and the stranger, and the poor: and let not a man devise evil in his heart against his brother.

Malachi 3:5 And I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts.

James 2:6 But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats?

Context
Miscellaneous Laws
15Thou shalt not deliver to his master the servant that is fled to thee. 16He shall dwell with thee in the place that shall please him, and shall rest in one of thy cities: give him no trouble.17There shall be no whore among the daughters of Israel, nor whoremonger among the sons of Israel.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:21
Thou shalt not molest a stranger, nor afflict him: for yourselves also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Proverbs 22:22
Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate:

Additional Translations
Let him live among you wherever he chooses, in the town of his pleasing. Do not oppress him.He shall dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of your gates, where it likes him best: you shall not oppress him.

he shall dwell with thee, in the midst of thee, in the place which he shall choose within one of thy gates, where it pleaseth him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

He shall dwell with thee, he shall dwell among you where he shall please; thou shalt not afflict him.

he shall dwell with thee, even in thy midst, in the place that he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it seemeth good to him; thou shalt not oppress him.

he shall dwell with thee, in the midst of thee, in the place which he shall choose within one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

He shall dwell with thee, even among you in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates where it pleaseth him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

he shall dwell with you, in the midst of you, in the place which he shall choose within one of your gates, where it pleases him best: you shall not oppress him.

with thee he doth dwell, in thy midst, in the place which he chooseth within one of thy gates, where it is pleasing to him; thou dost not oppress him.
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