Deuteronomy 22:8
New International Version
When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.

New Living Translation
"When you build a new house, you must build a railing around the edge of its flat roof. That way you will not be considered guilty of murder if someone falls from the roof.

English Standard Version
“When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, that you may not bring the guilt of blood upon your house, if anyone should fall from it.

Berean Study Bible
If you build a new house, you are to construct a railing around your roof, so that you do not bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it.

New American Standard Bible
"When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, so that you will not bring bloodguilt on your house if anyone falls from it.

King James Bible
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

Christian Standard Bible
If you build a new house, make a railing around your roof, so that you don't bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it.

Contemporary English Version
If you build a house, make sure to put a low wall around the edge of the flat roof. Then if someone falls off the roof and is killed, it won't be your fault.

Good News Translation
"When you build a new house, be sure to put a railing around the edge of the roof. Then you will not be responsible if someone falls off and is killed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you build a new house, make a railing around your roof, so that you don't bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it.

International Standard Version
"When you build a new house, install a parapet along your roof so that if someone falls from the roof, you won't bring guilt of bloodshed on your house."

NET Bible
If you build a new house, you must construct a guard rail around your roof to avoid being culpable in the event someone should fall from it.

New Heart English Bible
When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you do not bring blood on your house, if any man fall from there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whenever you build a new house, put a railing around the edge of the roof. Then you won't be responsible for a death at your home if someone falls off the roof.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a parapet for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy house, if any man fall from thence.

New American Standard 1977
“When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, that you may not bring bloodguilt on your house if anyone falls from it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When thou shall build a new house, then thou shalt make a parapet for thy roof that thou not bring blood upon thine house if anyone should fall from there.

King James 2000 Bible
When you build a new house, then you shall make a parapet for your roof, that you bring not the guilt of blood upon your house, if any man fall from there.

American King James Version
When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood on your house, if any man fall from there.

American Standard Version
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy house, if any man fall from thence.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If thou shouldest build a new house, then shalt thou make a parapet to thy house; so thou shalt not bring blood-guiltiness upon thy house, if one should in any wise fall from it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a battlement to the roof round about: lest blood be shed in thy house, and thou be guilty, if any one slip, and fall down headlong.

Darby Bible Translation
When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a parapet for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy house, if any one should in any wise fall from it.

English Revised Version
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

Webster's Bible Translation
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou mayest not bring blood upon thy house, if any man shall fall from thence.

World English Bible
When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you don't bring blood on your house, if any man fall from there.

Young's Literal Translation
'When thou buildest a new house, then thou hast made a parapet to thy roof, and thou dost not put blood on thy house when one falleth from it.
Study Bible
Various Laws
7You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days. 8If you build a new house, you are to construct a railing around your roof, so that you do not bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it. 9Do not plant your vineyard with two types of seed, or the entire harvest will be defiled—both the crop you plant and the fruit of your vineyard.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 22:7
You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.

Deuteronomy 22:9
Do not plant your vineyard with two types of seed, or the entire harvest will be defiled--both the crop you plant and the fruit of your vineyard.

1 Samuel 9:25
And after they had come down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul on the roof of his house.

2 Samuel 11:2
One evening David got up from his bed and strolled around on the roof of the palace. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing--a very beautiful woman.

Treasury of Scripture

When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood on your house, if any man fall from there.

Exodus 21:28-36
If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit…

Exodus 22:6
If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

Romans 14:13
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

thy roof

2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

Isaiah 22:1
The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?

Jeremiah 19:13
And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.

thou bring

Ezekiel 3:18,20
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand…

Ezekiel 32:2-9
Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers…

Matthew 18:6,7
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea…







Lexicon
If
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you build
תִבְנֶה֙ (ṯiḇ·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

a new
חָדָ֔שׁ (ḥā·ḏāš)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2319: New

house,
בַּ֣יִת (ba·yiṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

you are to construct
וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a railing
מַעֲקֶ֖ה (ma·‘ă·qeh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4624: A parapet

around your roof,
לְגַגֶּ֑ךָ (lə·ḡag·ge·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1406: A roof, the top of an altar

so that you do not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

bring
תָשִׂ֤ים (ṯā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

bloodguilt
דָּמִים֙ (dā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

on your house
בְּבֵיתֶ֔ךָ (bə·ḇê·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

if
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

someone
יִפֹּ֥ל (yip·pōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

falls
הַנֹּפֵ֖ל (han·nō·p̄êl)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

from it.
מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of
(8) When thou buildest a new house.--Obviously the Law refers to houses with flat roofs, upon which it was customary to walk (1Samuel 9:25-26; 2Samuel 11:2).

Verse 8. - Still less was human life to be exposed to danger through neglect of proper precautions. The houses in Palestine, as in other parts of the East, had flat roofs, and, as these were much frequented by the inhabitants for various purposes (cf. Joshua 2:6; 2 Samuel 11:2; 2 Samuel 18:24; Nehemiah 8:16; Matthew 10:27; Acts 10:9), it was necessary that a battlement or balustrade should surround the roof, in order to prevent persons falling over. Hence the direction here given. 22:5-12 God's providence extends itself to the smallest affairs, and his precepts do so, that even in them we may be in the fear of the Lord, as we are under his eye and care. Yet the tendency of these laws, which seem little, is such, that being found among the things of God's law, they are to be accounted great things. If we would prove ourselves to be God's people, we must have respect to his will and to his glory, and not to the vain fashions of the world. Even in putting on our garments, as in eating or in drinking, all must be done with a serious regard to preserve our own and others' purity in heart and actions. Our eye should be single, our heart simple, and our behaviour all of a piece.
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