Numbers 35:13
New International Version
These six towns you give will be your cities of refuge.

New Living Translation
Designate six cities of refuge for yourselves,

English Standard Version
And the cities that you give shall be your six cities of refuge.

Berean Study Bible
The cities you select will be your six cities of refuge.

New American Standard Bible
'The cities which you are to give shall be your six cities of refuge.

New King James Version
And of the cities which you give, you shall have six cities of refuge.

King James Bible
And of these cities which ye shall give six cities shall ye have for refuge.

Christian Standard Bible
The cities you select will be your six cities of refuge.

Contemporary English Version
There are to be six of these Safe Towns,

Good News Translation
Choose six cities,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The cities you select will be your six cities of refuge.

International Standard Version
You are to set aside six towns of refuge.

NET Bible
These towns that you must give shall be your six towns for refuge.

New Heart English Bible
The cities which you shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There will be six cities you select as places of refuge,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as to the cities which ye shall give, there shall be for you six cities of refuge.

New American Standard 1977
‘And the cities which you are to give shall be your six cities of refuge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And of these cities which ye shall give, six cities shall ye have for refuge.

King James 2000 Bible
And of these cities which you shall give, six cities shall you have for refuge.

American King James Version
And of these cities which you shall give six cities shall you have for refuge.

American Standard Version
And the cities which ye shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the cities which ye shall assign, even the six cities, shall be places of refuge for you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And of those cities, that are separated for the refuge of fugitives,

Darby Bible Translation
And the cities that ye shall give shall be six cities of refuge for you.

English Revised Version
And the cities which ye shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge.

Webster's Bible Translation
And of these cities which ye shall give, six cities shall ye have for refuge.

World English Bible
The cities which you shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the cities which ye give -- six are cities of refuge to you;
Study Bible
Six Cities of Refuge
12You 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. 13The cities you select will be your six cities of refuge. 14Select three cities across the Jordan and three in the land of Canaan as cities of refuge.…
Cross References
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.

Numbers 35:14
Select three cities across the Jordan and three in the land of Canaan as cities of refuge.

Joshua 20:9
These are the cities appointed for all the Israelites and foreigners among them, so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood prior to standing trial before the assembly.

Treasury of Scripture

And of these cities which you shall give six cities shall you have for refuge.

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Numbers 35:6
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.







Lexicon
The cities
וְהֶעָרִ֖ים (wə·he·‘ā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

you select
תִּתֵּ֑נוּ (tit·tê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

will be
תִּהְיֶ֥ינָה (tih·ye·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

your six
שֵׁשׁ־ (šêš-)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

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

of refuge.
מִקְלָ֖ט (miq·lāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4733: Refuge, asylum
Verse 13. - Six cities. See on Deuteronomy 19:8, 9, where three more are apparently ordered to be set aside upon a certain contingency: 35:9-34 To show plainly the abhorrence of murder, and to provide the more effectually for the punishment of the murderer, the nearest relation of the deceased, under the title of avenger of blood, (or the redeemer of blood,) in notorious cases, might pursue, and execute vengeance. A distinction is made, not between sudden anger and malice aforethought, both which are the crime of murder; but between intentionally striking a man with any weapon likely to cause death, and an unintentional blow. In the latter case alone, the city of refuge afforded protection. Murder in all its forms, and under all disguises, pollutes a land. Alas! that so many murders, under the name of duels, prize-fights, etc. should pass unpunished. There were six cities of refuge; one or other might be reached in less than a day's journey from any part of the land. To these, man-slayers might flee for refuge, and be safe, till they had a fair trial. If acquitted from the charge, they were protected from the avenger of blood; yet they must continue within the bounds of the city till the death of the high priest. Thus we are reminded that the death of the great High Priest is the only means whereby sins are pardoned, and sinners set at liberty. These cities are plainly alluded to, both in the Old and New Testament, we cannot doubt the typical character of their appointment. Turn ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, saith the voice of mercy, Zec 9:12, alluding to the city of refuge. St. Paul describes the strong consolation of fleeing for refuge to the hope set before us, in a passage always applied to the gracious appointment of the cities of refuge, Heb 6:18. The rich mercies of salvation, through Christ, prefigured by these cities, demand our regard. 1. Did the ancient city rear its towers of safety on high? See Christ raised up on the cross; and is he not exalted at the right hand of his Father, to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance and remission of sins? 2. Does not the highway of salvation, resemble the smooth and plain path to the city of refuge? Survey the path that leads to the Redeemer. Is there any stumbling-block to be found therein, except that which an evil heart of unbelief supplies for its own fall? 3. Waymarks were set up pointing to the city. And is it not the office of the ministers of the gospel to direct sinners to Him? 4. The gate of the city stood open night and day. Has not Christ declared, Him that cometh unto me I will in nowise cast out? 5. The city of refuge afforded support to every one who entered its walls. Those who have reached the refuge, may live by faith on Him whose flesh is meat indeed, and whose blood is drink indeed. 6. The city was a refuge for all. In the gospel there is no respect of persons. That soul lives not which deserves not Divine wrath; that soul lives not which may not in simple faith hope for salvation and life eternal, through the Son of God.
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