Deuteronomy 19:2
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English Standard Version
you shall set apart three cities for yourselves in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.

King James Bible
Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

American Standard Version
thou shalt set apart three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee to possess it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt separate to thee three cities in the midst of the land, which the Lord will give thee in possession,

English Revised Version
thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

Deuteronomy 19:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With this assurance the Lord had fully granted the request of the people, "according to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God;" and Israel, therefore, was all the more bound to hearken to the prophets, whom God would raise up from the midst of itself, and not to resort to heathen soothsayers. (On the fact itself, comp. Deuteronomy 5:20. with Exodus 20:15-17.) "In the day of the assembly," as in Deuteronomy 9:10; Deuteronomy 10:4. - The instructions as to their behaviour towards the prophets are given by Moses (Deuteronomy 18:19, Deuteronomy 18:20) in the name of the Lord, for the purpose of enforcing obedience with all the greater emphasis. Whoever did not hearken to the words of the prophet who spoke in the name of the Lord, of him the Lord would require it, i.e., visit the disobedience with punishment (cf. Psalm 10:4, Psalm 10:13). On the other hand, the prophet who spoke in the name of the Lord what the Lord had not commanded him, i.e., proclaimed the thoughts of his own heart as divine revelations (cf. Numbers 16:28), should die, like the prophet who spoke in the name of other gods. With וּמת, the predicate is introduced in the form of an apodosis.

Deuteronomy 19:2 Parallel Commentaries

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separate three cities Unquestionably in imitation of these cities, the heathen had their {asyla} and the Roman Catholics their {privileged altars}; and similar traditions seem to obtain in many barbarous nations, for `the North American Indian nations have most of them either a house or town of refuge, which is a sure asylum to protect a manslayer, or the unfortunate captive, if he once enter it. In almost every Indian nation, there are several towns, which are called old beloved, ancient, holy, or white towns, (white being their fixed emblem of peace, friendship, prosperity, happiness, purity, etc.) They seem to have been formerly towns of refuge; for it is not in the memory of the oldest people that human blood was shed in them.

Deuteronomy 4:41-43 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sun rise...

Exodus 23:12 Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest: that your ox and your donkey may rest...

Numbers 35:10-15 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan...

Joshua 20:2-7 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spoke to you by the hand of Moses...

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:41
Then Moses set apart three cities in the east beyond the Jordan,

Deuteronomy 19:3
You shall measure the distances and divide into three parts the area of the land that the LORD your God gives you as a possession, so that any manslayer can flee to them.

Joshua 20:2
"Say to the people of Israel, 'Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,

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