Deuteronomy 21:2
New International Version
your elders and judges shall go out and measure the distance from the body to the neighboring towns.

New Living Translation
In such a case, your elders and judges must measure the distance from the site of the crime to the nearby towns.

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

Berean Study Bible
your elders and judges must come out and measure the distance from the victim to the neighboring 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:

New King James Version
then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance from the slain man to the surrounding cities.

New American Standard Bible
then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the one who was killed.

NASB 1995
then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the slain one.

NASB 1977
then your elders and your judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the slain one.

Amplified Bible
then your elders and judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the dead person.

Christian Standard Bible
your elders and judges are to come out and measure the distance from the victim to the nearby cities.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
your elders and judges must come out and measure the distance from the victim to the nearby cities.

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:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your Elders and your Judges shall go out and they shall measure the towns which are around him who was killed:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
thine elders and thy judges shall come forth, and shall measure the distances of the cities round about the slain man:

Contemporary English Version
The judges and other leaders from the towns around there must find out what town is the closest to where the body was found.

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:

Good News Translation
Your leaders and judges are to go out and measure the distance from the place where the body was found to each of the nearby towns.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
your leaders and judges must go and measure the distance from the body to each of the neighboring cities.

International Standard Version
then let your elders and judges go out and measure the distance from the dead body to the neighboring cities.

JPS Tanakh 1917
then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain.

Literal Standard Version
then your elderly and yours [of those] judging have gone out and measured to the cities which [are] around the slain one,

NET Bible
your elders and judges must go out and measure how far it is to the cities in the vicinity of the corpse.

New Heart English Bible
then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are around him who is slain:

World English Bible
then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are around him who is slain:

Young's Literal Translation
then have thine elders and thy judges gone out and measured unto the cities which are round about the slain one,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Atonement for an Unsolved Murder
1If one is found slain, lying in a field in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who killed him, 2your elders and judges must come out and measure the distance from the victim to the neighboring cities. 3Then the elders of the city nearest the victim shall take a heifer that has never been yoked or used for work,…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:1
If one is found slain, lying in a field in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who killed him,

Deuteronomy 21:3
Then the elders of the city nearest the victim shall take a heifer that has never been yoked or used for work,


Treasury of Scripture

Then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are round about him that is slain:

Deuteronomy 16:18,19
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment…

Romans 13:3,4
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: …











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
your elders
זְקֵנֶ֖יךָ (zə·qê·ne·ḵā)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2205: Old

and judges
וְשֹׁפְטֶ֑יךָ (wə·šō·p̄ə·ṭe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

must come out
וְיָצְא֥וּ (wə·yā·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

and measure the distance
וּמָדְדוּ֙ (ū·mā·ḏə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4058: To stretch, to measure, to be extended

from the victim
הֶחָלָֽל׃ (he·ḥā·lāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2491: Pierced, polluted

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the neighboring
סְבִיבֹ֥ת (sə·ḇî·ḇōṯ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

cities.
הֶ֣עָרִ֔ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement


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