Deuteronomy 4:41
New International Version
Then Moses set aside three cities east of the Jordan,

New Living Translation
Then Moses set apart three cities of refuge east of the Jordan River.

English Standard Version
Then Moses set apart three cities in the east beyond the Jordan,

Berean Study Bible
Then Moses set aside three cities across the Jordan to the east

New American Standard Bible
Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east,

King James Bible
Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising;

Christian Standard Bible
Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east.

Good News Translation
Then Moses set aside three cities east of the Jordan River

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east.

International Standard Version
Then Moses designated three cities on the east side of the Jordan,

NET Bible
Then Moses selected three cities in the Transjordan, toward the east.

New Heart English Bible
Then Moses set apart three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Moses set aside three cities on the east side of the Jordan River.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Moses separated three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising;

New American Standard 1977
Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Moses separated three cities on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising

King James 2000 Bible
Then Moses set apart three cities on this side of Jordan toward the sun rising;

American King James Version
Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sun rise;

American Standard Version
Then Moses set apart three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Moses separated three cities beyond Jordan on the east,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Moses set aside three cities beyond the Jordan at the east side,

Darby Bible Translation
Then Moses separated three cities on this side the Jordan toward the sun-rising,

English Revised Version
Then Moses separated three cities beyond Jordan toward the sunrising;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Moses set apart three cities on the side of Jordan, towards the sun-rising;

World English Bible
Then Moses set apart three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise;

Young's Literal Translation
Then Moses separateth three cities beyond the Jordan, towards the sun-rising,
Study Bible
Cities of Refuge
41Then Moses set aside three cities across the Jordan to the east 42to which a manslayer could flee after killing his neighbor unintentionally without prior malice. To save his own life, he could flee to one of these cities:…
Cross References
Numbers 35:6
Six of the cities you give the Levites are to be appointed as cities of refuge, to which a manslayer may flee. In addition to these, give the Levites forty-two other cities.

Numbers 35:14
Select three cities across the Jordan and three in the land of Canaan as cities of refuge.

Deuteronomy 4:42
to which a manslayer could flee after killing his neighbor unintentionally without prior malice. To save his own life, he could flee to one of these cities:

Deuteronomy 19:2
then you are to set apart for yourselves three cities within the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.

Joshua 20:2
"Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,

Joshua 20:7
So they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sun rise;

Numbers 35:6,14,15
And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to them ye shall add forty and two cities…

Joshua 20:2-9
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: …







Lexicon
Then
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 227: At that time, place, therefore

Moses
מֹשֶׁה֙ (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

set aside
יַבְדִּ֤יל (yaḇ·dîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 914: To be divided, separate

three
שָׁלֹ֣שׁ (šā·lōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

cities
עָרִ֔ים (‘ā·rîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

across
בְּעֵ֖בֶר (bə·‘ê·ḇer)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5676: A region across, on the opposite side

the Jordan
הַיַּרְדֵּ֑ן (hay·yar·dên)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3383: Jordan -- the principal river of Palestine

to the east
מִזְרְחָ֖ה (miz·rə·ḥāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4217: Place of sunrise, the east
THE APPOINTMENT OF THREE CITIES OF REFUGE.

(41) Then Moses severed.--The word "then" appears to be a note of time. It would seem that the appointment of the three cities of refuge on the eastern side of Jordan actually followed this discourse.

On this side Jordan.--Heb., b' 'eber hay-yarden. The expression is here defined by the words that follow, "toward the sun-rising," and it need not, therefore, be taken to fix the writer's point of view. By itself, the expression would naturally mean, on the other side of Jordan.

(43) Bezer is as yet unidentified.

Ramoth in Gilead, though famous in the history of Israel as the scene of Ahab's death and of the anointing of Jehu (1 Kings 21 and 2 Kings 9), is also as yet unknown.

Golan has given a name to the district of Gaulonitis. But it is as yet also unknown. We may hope that when the survey of Eastern Palestine is concluded, these ancient sites will be recovered.

Verses 41-43. - APPOINTMENT OF THREE CITIES OF REFUGE BEYOND JORDAN. A short historical notice is here inserted, probably because it was during the interval between the first and second addresses of Moses that he carried into effect the Divine command to appoint cities of refuge for the manslayer (Numbers 35:9, etc.; cf. Exodus 21:13). This notice, therefore, is here in its proper place in the order of the narrative. That Moses should, just at this stage, have made this appointment was fitting and proper, seeing he had been urging on the people obedience to the Divine statutes and commandments, and had represented their conquest of the territory of Sihon and Og as an earnest of their ultimate possession of the whole land of the Amorites. By appointing these cities, Moses gave an example of obedience to God's injunction, and, at the same time, not only asserted on the part of Israel a right of proprietorship in this trans-Jordanic territory, but assumed as certain that, on the ether side of Jordan also, the same right of proprietorship should be possessed and exercised by Israel in the fulfilling of the whole law concerning cities of refuge (cf. Deuteronomy 19:1, etc.). That this section belongs properly to Numbers 35, 36, and has been interpolated here by some later hand, is a pure assumption, for which there is no ground. Verse 41. - On this side Jordan; beyond Jordan, more expressly defined as toward the sun rising, viz. on the east of that river. 4:41-49 Here is the introduction to another discourse, or sermon, Moses preached to Israel, which we have in the following chapters. He sets the law before them, as the rule they were to work by, the way they were to walk in. He sets it before them, as the glass in which they were to see their natural face, that, looking into this perfect law of liberty, they might continue therein. These are the laws, given when Israel was newly come out of Egypt; and they were now repeated. Moses gave these laws in charge, while they encamped over against Beth-peor, an idol place of the Moabites. Their present triumphs were a powerful argument for obedience. And we should understand our own situation as sinners, and the nature of that gracious covenant to which we are invited. Therein greater things are shown to us than ever Israel saw from mount Sinai; greater mercies are given to us than they experienced in the wilderness, or in Canaan. One speaks to us, who is of infinitely greater dignity than Moses; who bare our sins upon the cross; and pleads with us by His dying love.
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