Numbers 35:28
New International Version
The accused must stay in the city of refuge until the death of the high priest; only after the death of the high priest may they return to their own property.

New Living Translation
The slayer should have stayed inside the city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest, the slayer may return to his own property.

English Standard Version
For he must remain in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest, but after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return to the land of his possession.

Berean Study Bible
because the manslayer must remain in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. Only after the death of the high priest may he return to the land he owns.

King James Bible
Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.

New King James Version
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return to the land of his possession.

New American Standard Bible
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the one who committed manslaughter may return to the land of his property.

NASB 1995
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession.

NASB 1977
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession.

Amplified Bible
because the offender should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the high priest’s death the offender shall return to the land of his possession.

Christian Standard Bible
for the one who killed a person was supposed to live in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. Only after the death of the high priest may the one who has killed a person return to the land he possesses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for the one who killed a person was supposed to live in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. Only after the death of the high priest may the one who has killed a person return to the land he possesses.

American Standard Version
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because this one should dwell in the city of refuge until the Great Priest would die, and when the Great Priest has died, the killer will return to the land of his inheritance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he ought to have remained in the city of refuge till the high-priest died; and after the death of the high-priest the slayer shall return to the land of his possession.

Contemporary English Version
You must stay inside the town until the high priest dies; only then can you go back home.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the fugitive ought to have stayed in the city until the death of the high priest: and after he is dead, then shall the manslayer return to his own country.

Good News Translation
Any of you guilty of manslaughter must remain in the city of refuge until the death of the High Priest, but after that you may return home.

International Standard Version
The inadvertent killer is to live in the town of refuge until the High Priest dies. After the death of the High Priest, the inadvertent killer is to return to the land of his inheritance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
because he must remain in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest; but after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return into the land of his possession.

Literal Standard Version
for he dwells in the city of his refuge until the death of the chief priest; and after the death of the chief priest the manslayer turns back to the city of his possession.

New American Bible
for the homicide was required to stay in the city of asylum until the death of the high priest. Only after the death of the high priest may the homicide return to the land of the homicide’s possession.

NET Bible
because the slayer should have stayed in his town of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest, the slayer may return to the land of his possessions.

New Revised Standard Version
For the slayer must remain in the city of refuge until the death of the high priest; but after the death of the high priest the slayer may return home.

New Heart English Bible
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession.

World English Bible
because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession.

Young's Literal Translation
for in the city of his refuge he doth dwell till the death of the chief priest; and after the death of the chief priest doth the man-slayer turn back unto the city of his possession.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Six Cities of Refuge
27and the avenger of blood finds him outside of his city of refuge and kills him, then the avenger will not be guilty of bloodshed 28because the manslayer must remain in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. Only after the death of the high priest may he return to the land he owns. 29This will be a statutory ordinance for you for the generations to come, wherever you live.…

Cross References
Numbers 35:27
and the avenger of blood finds him outside of his city of refuge and kills him, then the avenger will not be guilty of bloodshed

Numbers 35:29
This will be a statutory ordinance for you for the generations to come, wherever you live.


Treasury of Scripture

Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.

he should

John 15:4-6
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me…

Acts 11:23
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

Acts 27:31
Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

after the death

Hebrews 9:11,12,15-17
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; …













Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[the manslayer] must remain
יֵשֵׁ֔ב (yê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in his city
בְעִ֤יר (ḇə·‘îr)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of refuge
מִקְלָטוֹ֙ (miq·lā·ṭōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4733: Refuge, asylum

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the death
מ֖וֹת (mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

of the high
הַגָּדֹ֑ל (hag·gā·ḏōl)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

priest.
הַכֹּהֵ֣ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3548: Priest

Only after
וְאַחֲרֵ֥י (wə·’a·ḥă·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

the death
מוֹת֙ (mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

of the high
הַגָּדֹ֔ל (hag·gā·ḏōl)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

priest
הַכֹּהֵ֣ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3548: Priest

may [he]
הָרֹצֵ֔חַ (hā·rō·ṣê·aḥ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7523: To dash in pieces, kill, to murder

return
יָשׁוּב֙ (yā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the land
אֶ֖רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

he owns.
אֲחֻזָּתֽוֹ׃ (’ă·ḥuz·zā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 272: Something seized, a possession


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