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

New Living Translation
“Now tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed Moses.

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

Berean Study Bible
“Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,

New American Standard Bible
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'Designate 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:

Christian Standard Bible
"Tell the Israelites: Select your cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,

Contemporary English Version
When Moses was still alive, I commanded him to tell the Israelites about the Safe Towns. Now you tell them that it is time to set up these towns.

Good News Translation
to say to the people of Israel, "Choose the cities of refuge that I had Moses tell you about.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tell the Israelites: Select your cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,

International Standard Version
"Tell the people of Israel to set apart cities of refuge about which I spoke to you through Moses,

NET Bible
"Have the Israelites select the cities of refuge that I told you about through Moses.

New Heart English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'Assign the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by Moses,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell the people of Israel, 'Now choose for yourselves the cities of refuge about which I spoke to you through Moses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak to the children of Israel, saying: Assign you the cities of refuge, whereof I spoke unto you by the hand of Moses;

New American Standard 1977
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘Designate the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke unto you by the hand of Moses,

King James 2000 Bible
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint for yourselves cities of refuge, of which I spoke unto you by the hand of Moses:

American King James Version
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spoke to 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,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Assign the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by Moses.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint for yourselves the cities of refuge, whereof I spoke unto you through 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:

World English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'Assign the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by Moses,

Young's Literal Translation
'Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, Give for you cities of refuge, as I have spoken unto you by the hand of Moses,
Study Bible
Six Cities of Refuge
1Then the LORD said to Joshua, 2“Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses, 3so that anyone who kills another unintentionally or accidentally may flee there. These will be your refuge from the avenger of blood.…
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 35:11
designate cities to serve as your cities of refuge, so that a person who kills someone unintentionally may flee there.

Numbers 35:12
You are to have these cities as a refuge from the avenger, so that the manslayer will not die until he stands trial before the assembly.

Deuteronomy 4:41
Then Moses set aside three cities across the Jordan to the east

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 20:1
Then the LORD said to Joshua,

Joshua 20:3
so that anyone who kills another unintentionally or accidentally may flee there. These will be your refuge from the avenger of blood.

Treasury of Scripture

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spoke to you by the hand of Moses:

Appoint

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

Numbers 35:6,11-14
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…

Deuteronomy 4:41-43
Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; …

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: that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither…







Lexicon
“Tell
דַּבֵּ֛ר (dab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

the Israelites
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

to designate
תְּנ֤וּ (tə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the cities
עָרֵ֣י (‘ā·rê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of refuge,
הַמִּקְלָ֔ט (ham·miq·lāṭ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4733: Refuge, asylum

as
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I instructed
דִּבַּ֥רְתִּי (dib·bar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

you through
בְּיַד־ (bə·yaḏ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

Moses,
מֹשֶֽׁה׃ (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver
20:1-6 When the Israelites were settled in their promised inheritance, they were reminded to set apart the cities of refuge, whose use and typical meaning have been explained, Nu 35; De 19. God's spiritual Israel have, and shall have in Christ and heaven, not only rest to repose in, but refuge to secure themselves in. These cities were designed to typify the relief which the gospel provides for penitent sinners, and their protection from the curse of the law and the wrath of God, in our Lord Jesus, to whom believers flee for refuge, Heb 6:18.
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