Numbers 35:14
New International Version
Give three on this side of the Jordan and three in Canaan as cities of refuge.

New Living Translation
three on the east side of the Jordan River and three on the west in the land of Canaan.

English Standard Version
You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities in the land of Canaan, to be cities of refuge.

Berean Study Bible
Select three cities across the Jordan and three in the land of Canaan as cities of refuge.

King James Bible
Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

New King James Version
You shall appoint three cities on this side of the Jordan, and three cities you shall appoint in the land of Canaan, which will be cities of refuge.

New American Standard Bible
You shall provide three cities across the Jordan, and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.

NASB 1995
'You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.

NASB 1977
‘You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.

Amplified Bible
You shall provide three cities on this [east] side of the Jordan [River], and three [more] cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be the cities of refuge.

Christian Standard Bible
Select three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan to be cities of refuge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Select three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan to be cities of refuge.

American Standard Version
Ye shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give three cities at the crossing of Jordan and give three cities in the land of Canaan; the cities of the place of refuge shall be.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall assign three cities on the other side of Jordan, and ye shall assign three cities in the land of Chanaan.

Contemporary English Version
three on each side of the Jordan River.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Three shall be beyond the Jordan, and three in the land of Chanaan,

English Revised Version
Ye shall give three cities beyond Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Good News Translation
three east of the Jordan and three in the land of Canaan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
three on the east side of the Jordan River and three in Canaan.

International Standard Version
Appoint three towns this side of the Jordan River and three towns in the land of Canaan to serve as the towns of refuge,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Literal Standard Version
three of the cities you give from beyond the Jordan, and three of the cities you give in the land of Canaan; they are cities of refuge.

NET Bible
"You must give three towns on this side of the Jordan, and you must give three towns in the land of Canaan; they must be towns of refuge.

New Heart English Bible
You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and you shall give three cities in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

World English Bible
You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and you shall give three cities in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

Young's Literal Translation
the three of the cities ye give beyond the Jordan, and the three of the cities ye give in the land of Canaan; cities of refuge they are.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Six Cities of Refuge
13The cities you select will be your six cities of refuge. 14 Select three cities across the Jordan and three in the land of Canaan as cities of refuge. 15These six cities will serve as a refuge for the Israelites and for the foreigner or stranger among them, so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there.…

Cross References
Numbers 35:13
The cities you select will be your six cities of refuge.

Deuteronomy 4:41
Then Moses set aside three cities across the Jordan to the east


Treasury of Scripture

You shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

three cities

Deuteronomy 4:41-43
Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; …

Deuteronomy 19:8-10
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; …

Joshua 20:7-9
And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah…









(14) Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan.--The meaning of the Hebrew word which is here rendered "on this side" is determined by the words "in the land of Canaan," which describe the position of the three cities on the west of the Jordan. Otherwise the Hebrew word is applicable equally to the cities on the east and to those on the west of the Jordan. Moses himself appointed the three cities on the east of the Jordan--viz., Bezer, in the country of the Reubenites; Ramoth in Gilead, in the country of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, in the country of the Manassites (Deuteronomy 4:43). The three cities on the west of the Jordan were not appointed until the land had been allotted amongst the nine tribes and a half (Joshua 20:7), when the original appointment of Moses in regard to the three cities on the east of the Jordan was confirmed (Joshua 20:8). It is supposed that the six cities were so selected that no one should be above thirty miles from the nearest city of refuge.

Verse 14. - Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan. According to Deuteronomy 4:41-43. Moses himself severed these three cities, Bezer of the Reubenites, Ramoth of the Gadites, and Golan of the Manassites. Those verses, however, seem to be an evident interpolation where they stand, and are hardly consistent with previous statements if taken literally. It is tolerably clear that the two tribes had only formed temporally settlements hitherto, and that their boundaries were not defined as yet; also that the Levitical cities (to which the cities of refuge were to belong) were not separated until after the conquest. It is likely that Deuteronomy 4:41-43 is a fragment, the real meaning el which is that Moses ordered the severance of three cities on that side Jordan as cities of refuge, for which purposes the three cities mentioned were afterwards selected.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Select three
שְׁלֹ֣שׁ (šə·lōš)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

cities
הֶעָרִ֗ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

across
מֵעֵ֣בֶר (mê·‘ê·ḇer)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5676: A region across, on the opposite side

the Jordan
לַיַּרְדֵּ֔ן (lay·yar·dên)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3383: Jordan -- the principal river of Palestine

and three
שְׁלֹ֣שׁ (šə·lōš)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

in the land
בְּאֶ֣רֶץ (bə·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of Canaan
כְּנָ֑עַן (kə·nā·‘an)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3667: Canaan -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their land West of the Jordan

as
תִּהְיֶֽינָה׃ (tih·ye·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

cities
עָרֵ֥י (‘ā·rê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of refuge.
מִקְלָ֖ט (miq·lāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4733: Refuge, asylum


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