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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Deuteronomy 19

Overview

Deuteronomy 19:1, The cities of refuge; Deuteronomy 19:4, The privilege thereof for the manslayer; Deuteronomy 19:14, The land-mark is not to be removed; Deuteronomy 19:15, Two witnesses at the least are required; Deuteronomy 19:16, The punishment of a false witness.

Verse 1

hath cut: Deuteronomy 6:10, Deuteronomy 7:1, Deuteronomy 7:2, Deuteronomy 12:1, Deuteronomy 12:29, Deuteronomy 17:14

succeedest: Heb. inheritest, or possessest, Deuteronomy 12:29

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:5 - shall bring Exodus 21:13 - I will appoint Leviticus 14:34 - When Numbers 35:10 - General Deuteronomy 4:42 - General

Verse 2

separate three cities: Unquestionably in imitation of these cities, the heathen had their asyla, and the Roman Catholics their privileged altars, and similar traditions seem to obtain in many barbarous nations, for "the North American Indian nations have most of them either a house or town of refuge, which is a sure asylum to protect a manslayer, or the unfortunate captive, if he once enter it. In almost every Indian nation, there are several towns, which are called old beloved, ancient, holy, or white towns - white being their fixed emblem of peace, friendship, prosperity, happiness, purity, etc.. They seem to have been formerly towns of refuge; for it is not in the memory of the oldest people that human blood was shed in them." Deuteronomy 4:41-43, Exodus 21:13, Numbers 35:10-15, Joshua 20:2-7, Hebrews 6:18

Verse 3

Isaiah 35:8, Isaiah 57:14, Isaiah 62:10, Hebrews 12:13

Reciprocal: Philippians 3:9 - be

Verse 4

the slayer: Deuteronomy 4:42, Numbers 35:15-24

in time past: Heb. from yesterday the third day, Deuteronomy 19:6, Genesis 31:2, Joshua 3:4, 1 Chronicles 11:2, Isaiah 30:33, *marg.

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:13 - lie not Leviticus 4:2 - through Numbers 35:11 - unawares Deuteronomy 17:8 - between blood 2 Samuel 14:11 - the revengers 2 Kings 13:5 - beforetime Philippians 3:9 - be

Verse 5

head: Heb. iron, 2 Kings 6:5-7

helve: Heb. wood

lighteth: Heb. findeth

he shall flee: Numbers 35:25, Proverbs 27:12, Isaiah 32:2

Reciprocal: Numbers 35:11 - unawares Numbers 35:22 - General 2 Kings 6:4 - they cut down wood

Verse 6

the avenger: Numbers 35:12, Joshua 20:5, 2 Samuel 14:7

slay him: Heb. smite him in life

not worthy: Deuteronomy 21:22, Jeremiah 26:15, Jeremiah 26:16

in time past: Heb. from yesterday the third day, Deuteronomy 19:4

Reciprocal: Numbers 35:19 - General Numbers 35:27 - he shall not be guilty of blood 1 Thessalonians 5:4 - overtake

Verse 8

Deuteronomy 11:24, Deuteronomy 11:25, Deuteronomy 12:20, Genesis 15:18-21, Genesis 28:14, Exodus 23:31, Exodus 34:24, 1 Kings 4:21, Ezra 4:20

Reciprocal: Numbers 35:14 - three cities

Verse 9

If thou shalt: Deuteronomy 11:22-25, Deuteronomy 12:32

then shalt thou: Joshua 20:7, Joshua 20:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:13 - I will appoint

Verse 10

Deuteronomy 19:13, Deuteronomy 21:8, 1 Kings 2:31, 2 Kings 21:16, 2 Kings 24:4, Psalms 94:21, Proverbs 6:17, Isaiah 59:7, Jeremiah 7:6, Jeremiah 7:7, Joel 3:19, Jonah 1:14, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:5

Reciprocal: Numbers 35:27 - he shall not be guilty of blood Deuteronomy 17:8 - between blood 2 Samuel 1:16 - Thy blood Jeremiah 22:3 - neither Jeremiah 26:15 - ye shall Matthew 27:25 - His

Verse 11

But if any: Deuteronomy 27:24, Genesis 9:6, Exodus 21:12-14, Numbers 35:16-21, Numbers 35:24, Proverbs 28:17

mortally: Heb. in life

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:13 - General Exodus 21:13 - lie not Exodus 21:14 - presumptuously Leviticus 24:17 - And he Numbers 35:12 - until he stand Numbers 35:20 - by laying Numbers 35:31 - Moreover Deuteronomy 17:8 - between blood

Verse 12

1 Kings 2:5, 1 Kings 2:6, 1 Kings 2:28-34

Reciprocal: Leviticus 24:17 - And he Numbers 35:12 - until he stand Numbers 35:19 - General Deuteronomy 21:9 - shalt thou Deuteronomy 27:24 - General 2 Samuel 14:7 - the whole 1 Kings 2:31 - that thou

Verse 13

Thine eye: Deuteronomy 7:16, Deuteronomy 13:8, Deuteronomy 25:12, Ezekiel 16:5

but thou: Deuteronomy 21:9, Genesis 9:6, Leviticus 24:17, Leviticus 24:21, Numbers 35:33, Numbers 35:34, 2 Samuel 21:1, 2 Samuel 21:14, 1 Kings 2:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:20 - regard not Deuteronomy 5:29 - that it might Deuteronomy 19:10 - General Deuteronomy 19:21 - thine eye Matthew 27:25 - His Hebrews 10:28 - without

Verse 14

shalt not remove: Before the extensive use of fences, landed property was marked out by stones or posts, set up so as to ascertain the divisions of family estates. It was easy to remove one of these landmarks, and set it in a different place; and thus a dishonest man might enlarge his own estate by contracting that of his neighbour. Hence it was a matter of considerable importance to prevent this crime among the Israelites; among whom, removing them would be equivalent to forging, altering, destroying, or concealing the title-deeds of an estate among us. Accordingly, by the Mosaic law, it was not only prohibited in the commandment against covetousness, but we find a particular curse expressly annexed to it in Deuteronomy 27:17. Josephus considers this law a general prohibition, intended not only to protect private property, but also to preserve the boundaries of kingdoms and countries inviolable. Deuteronomy 27:17, Job 24:2, Proverbs 22:28, Proverbs 23:10, Hosea 5:10

Verse 15

at the mouth: Deuteronomy 17:6, Numbers 35:30, 1 Kings 21:10, 1 Kings 21:13, Matthew 18:16, Matthew 26:60, Matthew 26:61, John 8:17, 2 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Timothy 5:19, Hebrews 10:28, Revelation 11:3-7

Reciprocal: Genesis 23:11 - in the Exodus 20:16 - General 2 Samuel 16:4 - Behold John 7:51 - General

Verse 16

a false witness: Exodus 23:1-7, 1 Kings 21:10-13, Psalms 27:12, Psalms 35:11, Mark 14:55-59, Acts 6:13

that which is wrong: or, falling away

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:7 - far from Deuteronomy 5:20 - General 1 Kings 21:13 - the men of Belial Proverbs 6:19 - A false Proverbs 19:5 - false Proverbs 21:28 - false witness Matthew 26:59 - sought Luke 6:38 - with

Verse 17

Deuteronomy 17:9, Deuteronomy 21:5, Malachi 2:7, Matthew 23:2, Matthew 23:3

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:6 - the judges Exodus 22:8 - the judges Deuteronomy 16:18 - Judges Deuteronomy 17:8 - get thee up Deuteronomy 25:1 - General Deuteronomy 26:3 - the priest 2 Samuel 19:29 - Thou Isaiah 50:8 - let us Acts 25:16 - and have

Verse 18

diligent: Deuteronomy 13:14, Deuteronomy 17:4, 2 Chronicles 19:6, 2 Chronicles 19:7, Job 19:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:6 - the judges Exodus 22:8 - the judges Deuteronomy 16:18 - Judges 2 Samuel 16:3 - day Daniel 6:24 - and they brought Acts 24:22 - When Acts 25:16 - and have 1 Timothy 5:19 - two

Verse 19

Then shall: Proverbs 19:5, Proverbs 19:9, Jeremiah 14:15, Daniel 6:24

so shalt: Deuteronomy 13:5, Deuteronomy 17:7, Deuteronomy 19:20, Deuteronomy 21:20, Deuteronomy 21:21, Deuteronomy 22:21, Deuteronomy 22:24, Deuteronomy 24:7

Reciprocal: Judges 20:13 - put away 2 Samuel 16:3 - day Jeremiah 34:17 - behold Matthew 5:38 - An eye 1 Timothy 5:19 - two

Verse 20

Deuteronomy 13:11, Deuteronomy 17:7, Deuteronomy 17:13, Deuteronomy 21:21, Proverbs 21:11, Romans 13:3, Romans 13:4, 1 Timothy 5:20

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 19:19 - so shalt Ezekiel 14:11 - the house Revelation 2:23 - and all

Verse 21

thine eye: Deuteronomy 19:13

life shall: Exodus 21:23-25, Leviticus 24:17-21, Matthew 5:38, Matthew 5:39

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:20 - regard not Exodus 21:20 - smite Exodus 21:24 - General Leviticus 24:19 - General Leviticus 24:20 - General Deuteronomy 7:16 - thine eye Deuteronomy 25:12 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 19". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/deuteronomy-19.html.