Deuteronomy 19:2

2 then set aside for yourselves three cities in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.

Read Deuteronomy 19:2 Using Other Translations

Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
you shall set apart three cities for yourselves in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
Then you must set apart three cities of refuge in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

What does Deuteronomy 19:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 19:2

Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy
land
From the cities they took possession of and dwelt in; and indeed from the cities of the Levites, which were given to them to inhabit; three were before ordered to be separated from those inhabited by the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh, ( Deuteronomy 4:41-43 ) but these were to be in the midst of the land of Canaan; see ( Joshua 20:7 Joshua 20:8 ) ,

which the Lord thy God giveth thee to possess it:
which as it is often mentioned when this land is spoken of, so it carries in it a reason here why this order of the Lord's should be readily complied with, the whole land and all the cities of it being the gift of his to them.

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