19:9 and then you are careful to observe all these commandments 2 I am giving 3 you today (namely, to love the Lord your God and to always walk in his ways), then you must add three more cities 4 to these three.
1 tn Heb “the
3 tn Heb “commanding”; NAB “which I enjoin on you today.”
4 sn You will add three more cities. Since these are alluded to nowhere else and thus were probably never added, this must be a provision for other cities of refuge should they be needed (cf. v. 8). See P. C. Craigie, Deuteronomy (NICOT), 267.