Deuteronomy 3:5
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New American Standard Bible
"All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns.

King James Bible
All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

Darby Bible Translation
All these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides unwalled towns very many.

World English Bible
All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides the unwalled towns a great many.

Young's Literal Translation
All these are cities fenced with high walls, two-leaved doors and bar, apart from cities of villages very many;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Gates, and bars - literally, "Double gates and a bar." The stone doors of Bashan, their height pointing to a race of great stature, and the numerous cities (deserted) exist to illustrate the statements of these verses.

Deuteronomy 3:5 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

Cross References
Deuteronomy 3:4
"We captured all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we did not take from them: sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Deuteronomy 3:6
"We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women and children of every city.

1 Samuel 6:18
and the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fortified cities and of country villages. The large stone on which they set the ark of the LORD is a witness to this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite.

Nehemiah 9:25
"They captured fortified cities and a fertile land. They took possession of houses full of every good thing, Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, Fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were filled and grew fat, And reveled in Your great goodness.

Esther 9:19
Therefore the Jews of the rural areas, who live in the rural towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a holiday for rejoicing and feasting and sending portions of food to one another.

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