Joshua 20:2
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English Standard Version
“Say to the people of Israel, ‘Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,

King James Bible
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses:

American Standard Version
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Assign you the cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by Moses,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Appoint cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by the hand of Moses:

English Revised Version
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Assign you the cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses:

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint for you cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by the hand of Moses:

Joshua 20:2 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Besides this inheritance, the Danites of Zorea and Eshtaol went, after Joshua's death, and conquered the town of Leshem or Laish, on the northern boundary of Canaan, and gave it the name of Dan, as the territory which was allotted to them under Joshua was too small for them, on account of their inability to drive out the Amorites from several of their towns (Judges 1:34-35; Judges 18:2). For further particulars concerning this conquest, see Judges 18. Leshem or Laish (Judges 18:7, Judges 18:27), i.e., Dan, which the Onom. describes as viculus quarto a Paneade milliario euntibus Tyrum, was the present Tell el Kadi, or el Leddan, the central source of the Jordan, to the west of Banjas, a place with ancient ruins (see Rob. iii. p. 351; Bibl. Res. pp. 390, 393). It was there that Jeroboam set up the golden calves (1 Kings 12:29-30, etc.); and it is frequently mentioned as the northernmost city of the Israelites, in contrast with Beersheba, which was in the extreme south of the land (Judges 20:1; 1 Samuel 3:20; 2 Samuel 3:10 : see also Ritter, Erdk. xvi. pp. 207ff.).

Joshua 20:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Appoint

Exodus 21:13,14 And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee...

Numbers 35:6,11-14 And among the cities which you shall give to the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which you shall appoint for the manslayer...

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

Deuteronomy 19:2-13 You shall separate three cities for you in the middle of your land, which the LORD your God gives you to possess it...

Romans 8:1,33,34 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit...

Hebrews 6:18,19 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

your refuge

Numbers 35:15-24 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them...

Cross References
Numbers 35:6
"The cities that you give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, where you shall permit the manslayer to flee, and in addition to them you shall give forty-two cities.

Numbers 35:11
then you shall select cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any person without intent may flee there.

Numbers 35:12
The cities shall be for you a refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation for judgment.

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

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

Joshua 20:1
Then the LORD said to Joshua,

Joshua 20:3
that the manslayer who strikes any person without intent or unknowingly may flee there. They shall be for you a refuge from the avenger of blood.

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