New Living Translation
Then you must set apart three cities of refuge in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
King James Bible
Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
Darby Bible Translation
thou shalt separate three cities for thyself in the midst of thy land, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee to possess.
World English Bible
you shall set apart three cities for you in the midst of your land, which Yahweh your God gives you to possess it.
Young's Literal Translation
three cities thou dost separate for thee in the midst of thy land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee to possess it.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:2 In the midst of the land - Namely, beyond Jordan, as there were three already appointed on this side Jordan: In the midst of the several parts of their land, to which they might speedily flee from all the parts of the land.
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
Then Moses set apart three cities of refuge east of the Jordan River.
Survey the territory, and divide the land the LORD your God is giving you into three districts, with one of these cities in each district. Then anyone who has killed someone can flee to one of the cities of refuge for safety.
"Now tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed Moses.
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