Deuteronomy 19:7
New International Version
This is why I command you to set aside for yourselves three cities.

New Living Translation
That is why I am commanding you to set aside three cities of refuge.

English Standard Version
Therefore I command you, You shall set apart three cities.

Berean Study Bible
This is why I am commanding you to set apart for yourselves three cities.

King James Bible
Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee.

New King James Version
Therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall separate three cities for yourself.’

New American Standard Bible
Therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall set aside for yourself three cities.’

NASB 1995
"Therefore, I command you, saying, 'You shall set aside three cities for yourself.'

NASB 1977
“Therefore, I command you, saying, ‘You shall set aside three cities for yourself.’

Amplified Bible
Therefore, I command you, saying, ‘You shall set aside three cities [of refuge] for yourself.’

Christian Standard Bible
This is why I am commanding you to set apart three cities for yourselves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is why I am commanding you to set apart three cities for yourselves.

American Standard Version
Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt set apart three cities for thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, I command you and I say to you that you shall set apart three towns for yourselves.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore I charge thee, saying, Thou shalt separate for thy self three cities.

Contemporary English Version
That's why I said there must be three Safe Towns.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I command thee, that thou separate three cities at equal distance one from another.

English Revised Version
Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee.

Good News Translation
This is why I order you to set aside three cities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is why I'm commanding you to set aside three cities for yourselves.

International Standard Version
Therefore I am commanding you to reserve three cities."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore I command thee, saying: 'Thou shalt separate three cities for thee.'

Literal Standard Version
therefore I am commanding you, saying, You separate three cities for yourself.

NET Bible
Therefore, I am commanding you to set apart for yourselves three cities.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I command you, saying, You shall set apart three cities for yourselves.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Cities of Refuge
6Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue the manslayer in a rage, overtake him if the distance is great, and strike him dead though he did not deserve to die, since he did not intend any harm. 7This is why I am commanding you to set apart for yourselves three cities. 8And if the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as He swore to your fathers, and gives you all the land He promised them,…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:6
Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue the manslayer in a rage, overtake him if the distance is great, and strike him dead though he did not deserve to die, since he did not intend any harm.

Deuteronomy 19:8
And if the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as He swore to your fathers, and gives you all the land He promised them,


Treasury of Scripture

Why I command you, saying, You shall separate three cities for you.

Deuteronomy 19:8
And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, and give thee all the land which he promised to give unto thy fathers;











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This is why
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

I
אָנֹכִ֥י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

am commanding
מְצַוְּךָ֖ (mə·ṣaw·wə·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

you to set apart
תַּבְדִּ֥יל (taḇ·dîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 914: To be divided, separate

three
שָׁלֹ֥שׁ (šā·lōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

cities
עָרִ֖ים (‘ā·rîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

for yourselves.
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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