Deuteronomy 23:16
New International Version
Let them live among you wherever they like and in whatever town they choose. Do not oppress them.

New Living Translation
Let them live among you in any town they choose, and do not oppress them.

English Standard Version
He shall dwell with you, in your midst, in the place that he shall choose within one of your towns, wherever it suits him. You shall not wrong him.

Berean Study Bible
Let him live among you wherever he chooses, in the town of his pleasing. Do not oppress him.

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

New King James Version
He may dwell with you in your midst, in the place which he chooses within one of your gates, where it seems best to him; you shall not oppress him.

New American Standard Bible
He shall live with you in your midst, in the place that he chooses in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.

NASB 1995
"He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.

NASB 1977
“He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.

Amplified Bible
He shall live among you, in the place he chooses in one of your cities where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat or oppress him.

Christian Standard Bible
Let him live among you wherever he wants within your city gates. Do not mistreat him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him live among you wherever he wants within your gates. Do not mistreat him."

American Standard Version
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he shall dwell with you in the place where he wants in one of your towns, wherever it pleases him, and you shall not oppress him.

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

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 ill the place that shall please him, and shall rest, in one of thy cities: give him no trouble.

English Revised Version
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.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let him stay with you [and live] among your people wherever he chooses, in any of your cities that seems best to him. Never mistreat him.

International Standard Version
Let him live among you wherever he chooses in any of your cities that he likes. Don't mistreat him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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 wrong him.

Literal Standard Version
he dwells with you in your midst, in the place which he chooses within one of your gates, where it is pleasing to him; you do not oppress him.

NET Bible
Indeed, he may live among you in any place he chooses, in whichever of your villages he prefers; you must not oppress him.

New Heart English Bible
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.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Miscellaneous Laws
15Do not return a slave to his master if he has taken refuge with you. 16 Let him live among you wherever he chooses, in the town of his pleasing. Do not oppress him. 17No daughter or son of Israel is to be a shrine prostitute.…

Cross References
Exodus 22:21
You must not exploit or oppress a foreign resident, for you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Proverbs 22:22
Do not rob a poor man because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate,


Treasury of Scripture

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.

shall dwell

Isaiah 16:3,4
Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth…

Luke 15:15-24
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine…

Titus 3:2,3
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men…

liketh him best [heb] is good for him

Exodus 22:21
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:9
Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 7:6
If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let him live
יֵשֵׁ֣ב (yê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

among you
בְּקִרְבְּךָ֗ (bə·qir·bə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center

wherever
בַּמָּק֧וֹם (bam·mā·qō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

he chooses,
יִבְחַ֛ר (yiḇ·ḥar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

in
בְּאַחַ֥ד (bə·’a·ḥaḏ)
Preposition-b | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 259: United, one, first

the town
שְׁעָרֶ֖יךָ (šə·‘ā·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate

of his pleasing.
בַּטּ֣וֹב (baṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

Do not
לֹ֖א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

oppress him.
תּוֹנֶֽנּוּ׃ (tō·w·nen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3238: To rage, be violent, to suppress, to maltreat


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