New International Version
This land extended from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge to Mount Sirion (that is, Hermon),
King James Bible
From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon,
Darby Bible Translation
from Aroer, which is on the bank of the river Arnon, as far as mount Sion, which is Hermon,
World English Bible
from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, even to Mount Sion (the same is Hermon),
Young's Literal Translation
from Aroer, which is by the edge of the brook Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon --
Deuteronomy 4:48 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Bezer in the wilderness - As the cities of refuge are generally understood to be types of the salvation provided by Christ for sinners; so their names have been thought to express some attribute of the Redeemer of mankind. See them explained Joshua 20:7-8 (note).
I Suppose the last nine verses of this chapter to have been added by either Joshua or Ezra.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
even unto The Samaritan interpreter has, `unto the mountain of snow, which is Hermon.'
LibraryFebruary the Sixteenth Crowding Out God
"Lest thou forget." --DEUTERONOMY iv. 5-13. That is surely the worst affront we can put upon anybody. We may oppose a man and hinder him in his work, or we may directly injure him, or we may ignore him, and treat him as nothing. Or we may forget him! Opposition, injury, contempt, neglect, forgetfulness! Surely this is a descending scale, and the last is the worst. And yet we can forget the Lord God. We can forget all His benefits. We can easily put Him out of mind. We can live as though He were …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
Of the Cities of Refuge.
"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
The Second Commandment
From Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the gorge, even as far as Gilead, not one town was too strong for us. The LORD our God gave us all of them.
(Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians; the Amorites call it Senir.)
Of the land that we took over at that time, I gave the Reubenites and the Gadites the territory north of Aroer by the Arnon Gorge, including half the hill country of Gilead, together with its towns.
and included all the Arabah east of the Jordan, as far as the Dead Sea, below the slopes of Pisgah.
It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
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