New American Standard Bible
"When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, so that you will not bring bloodguilt on your house if anyone falls from it.
King James Bible
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
Darby Bible Translation
When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a parapet for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy house, if any one should in any wise fall from it.
World English Bible
When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you don't bring blood on your house, if any man fall from there.
Young's Literal Translation
'When thou buildest a new house, then thou hast made a parapet to thy roof, and thou dost not put blood on thy house when one falleth from it.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The roofs of houses in Palestine were flat and used for various purposes. Compare Joshua 2:6; 2 Samuel 11:2; Acts 10:9, etc. A battlement was almost a necessary protection. It was to be, according to the rabbis, at least two cubits high (about 3 ft.).
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you shall certainly let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, in order that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.
"You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, or all the produce of the seed which you have sown and the increase of the vineyard will become defiled.
1 Samuel 9:25
When they came down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul on the roof.
2 Samuel 11:2
Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.
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