Deuteronomy 21:3

“And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall be that the citie which is next vnto the slaine man, euen the Elders of that citie shall take an heifer which hath not bene wrought with, and which hath not drawen in the yoke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It shall be that the city which is nearest to the slain man, that is, the elders of that city, shall take a heifer of the herd, which has not been worked and which has not pulled in a yoke;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and it shall be, that the city which is nearest unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whichever town is nearest to the body, the responsible men of that town are to take from the herd a young cow which has never been used for work or put under the yoke;
- Basic English Bible

and the city that is nearest unto him that is slain, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer that hath not been wrought with, that hath not drawn in the yoke;
- Darby Bible

And it shall be that the city which is next to the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;
- Webster's Bible

and it shall be, that the city which is nearest to the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd, which hasn't been worked with, and which has not drawn in the yoke;
- World English Bible

and it hath been, the city which [is] near unto the slain one, even the elders of that city have taken a heifer of the herd, which hath not been wrought with, which hath not drawn in the yoke,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it shall be, that the city which is nearest unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 21:3


21:3 Which hath not drawn in the yoke - A fit representative of the murderer, in whose stead it was killed, who would not bear the yoke of God's laws. A type also of Christ, who was under the yoke, but what he had voluntarily taken upon himself.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 21

  • Jacquelyne
    16 Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: Rightfully Ishmael was the first born from mans choice but GOD said Sarah's womb, wife. GOD's word that is true.
  • A disciple
    "This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.." This was written to put us in fear of God's judgment; SO THAT WE NOT TO DO SUCH KINDS OF EVIL! IT IS NOT FOR US TO WIELD A ROD OF CRUELTY, BUT FOR TEACHING THE SERIOUSNESS OF SIN!
  • Irene123
    Taye for v. 15 - No one on here has to let you know about polygamy in this day; the Lord Jesus will let you know.
  • John Grays
    This is for the understanding of siblings and reproduction. If a man has two wives and has children with both wives, the genealogy of the children are all of the same sperm and D.N.A., therefore the children are full brothers sisters although they have different mothers. If a woman has two children and each child has a different father, then you have two different bloodlines which means half.
  • Gail Green
    Sarcifices has to be made when the they killed the rebellous son.
  • Tim George for verse 22
    Jesus paid our sin debt by hanging on a tree He rose the third day for our justification Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved

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