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Deuteronomy 21:2

    Deuteronomy 21:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are round about him that is slain:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then your responsible men and your judges are to come out, and give orders for the distance from the dead body to the towns round about it to be measured;

    Webster's Revision

    then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:

    World English Bible

    then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are around him who is slain:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 21:2

    The elders represented the citizens at large, the judges the magistracy: priests Deuteronomy 21:5 from the nearest priestly town, were likewise to be at hand. Thus, all classes would be represented at the purging away of that blood-guiltiness which until removed attached to the whole community.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 21:2

    21:2 Thy elders and judges - Those of thy elders who are judges: the judges or rulers of all the neighbouring cities. Measure - Unless it be evident which city is nearest; for then measuring was superfluous.