New Living Translation
That is why I am commanding you to set aside three cities of refuge.
King James Bible
Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thyself.
World English Bible
Therefore I command you, saying, You shall set apart three cities for yourselves.
Young's Literal Translation
therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Three cities thou dost separate to thee.
Deuteronomy 19:7 Parallel
CommentaryDeuteronomy 19:7 Parallel Commentaries
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf. …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"If the distance to the nearest city of refuge is too far, an enraged avenger might be able to chase down and kill the person who caused the death. Then the slayer would die unfairly, since he had never shown hostility toward the person who died.
"And if the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he swore to your ancestors, and gives you all the land he promised them,
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