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Numbers 35:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, shall be from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, [shall reach] from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The pasture lands of the cities which you shall give to the Levites [shall extend] from the wall of the city outward a thousand cubits around.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the suburbs of the cities which ye shall give to the Levites, [shall reach] from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits on all sides.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the suburbs of the cities that ye shall give unto the Levites shall be from the walls of the city outward, a thousand cubits round about.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, the pasture lands of the cities which ye shall give unto the Levite, shall be,—from the wall of the city, and outwards, a thousand cubits, round about.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And the suburbs of the cities which ye give to the Levites [are], from the wall of the city and without, a thousand cubits round about.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Which suburbs shall reach from the walls of the cities outward, a thousand paces on every side:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the suburbs of the cities, which yee shall giue vnto the Leuites, [shall reach] from the wall of the citie, and outward, a thousand cubites round about.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the suburbs of the cities which ye shall give to the Levites, shall be from the wall of the city and outwards two thousand cubits round about.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Lewiyyim, [shall reach] from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the suburbs 4054
{4054} Prime
מִגְרָשׁ
migrash
{mig-rawsh'}
From H1644; a suburb (that is, open country whither flocks are driven for pasture); hence the area around a building, or the margin of the sea.
of the cities, 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
ye shall give 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto the Lĉwiyyim לְוִיִּם, 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
[shall reach] from the wall 7023
{7023} Prime
קִיר
qiyr
{keer}
From H6979; a wall (as built in a trench).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of the city 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
and outward 2351
{2351} Prime
חוּץ
chuwts
{khoots}
(Both forms feminine in the plural); from an unused root meaning to sever; properly separate by a wall, that is, outside, outdoors.
a thousand 505
{0505} Prime
אֶלֶף
'eleph
{eh'-lef}
Properly the same as H0504; hence (an ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand.
cubits 520
{0520} Prime
אַמָּה
'ammah
{am-maw'}
Prolonged from H0517; properly a mother (that is, unit) of measure, or the forearm (below the elbow), that is, a cubit; also a door base (as a bond of the entrance).
round about. 5439
{5439} Prime
סָבִיב
cabiyb
{saw-beeb'}
From H5437; (as noun) a circle, neighbor, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 35:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 35:4

A thousand cubits — In the next verse it is two thousand. But this verse and the next do not speak to the same thing; this speaks of the space from whence the suburbs shall be measured, the next speaks of the space unto which that measure shall be extended; and the words may very well be read thus. And the suburbs — Shall be from the wall of the city and from without it, or, from the outward parts of it, even from a thousand cubits round about. Which are mentioned not as the thing measured, but as the space from which the measuring line should begin. And then it follows, Numbers 35:5. And ye shall measure from without the city, (not from the wall of the city, as said before Numbers 35:4, but from without it, that is, from the said outward space of a thousand cubits without the wall of the city round about) on the east side two thousand cubits. So in truth there were three thousand cubits from the wall of the city, whereof one thousand probably were for out — houses, stalls for cattle, gardens, vineyards and olive — yards, and the other two thousand for pasture, which are therefore called the field of the suburbs, Leviticus 25:34, by way of distinction from the suburbs themselves, which consist of the first thousand cubits from the wall of the city.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thousand cubits:
The Septuagint reads δισχιλιους πηχεις "two thousand cubits," as in the following verse; but this reading is not acknowledged by any other ancient version, except the Coptic, nor by any of the manuscripts collated by Kennicott and De Rossi. Various modes have been proposed for reconciling the accounts in these two verses, which appear in general to require full as much explanation as the text itself. The explanation of Maimonides is the only one that is intelligible, and appears perfectly satisfactory. "The suburbs," says he, "of the cities are expressed in the law to be 3,000 cubits on every side, from the wall of the city and outwards. The first 1,000 cubits are the suburbs; and the 2,000, which they measured without the suburbs, were for fields and vineyards."
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