Deuteronomy 22:8
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New International Version
When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.


New American Standard Bible
"When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, so that you will not bring bloodguilt on your house if anyone falls from it.


King James Bible
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you build a new house, make a railing around your roof, so that you don't bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it.


International Standard Version
"When you build a new house, install a parapet along your roof so that if someone falls from the roof, you won't bring guilt of bloodshed on your house."


American Standard Version
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy house, if any man fall from thence.


Douay-Rheims Bible
When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a battlement to the roof round about: lest blood be shed in thy house, and thou be guilty, if any one slip, and fall down headlong.


Darby Bible Translation
When thou buildest a new house, thou shalt make a parapet for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy house, if any one should in any wise fall from it.


Young's Literal Translation
'When thou buildest a new house, then thou hast made a parapet to thy roof, and thou dost not put blood on thy house when one falleth from it.
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Context
Various Laws

1You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them: you shall in any case bring them again to your brother. 2And if your brother be not near to you, or if you know him not, then you shall bring it to your own house, and it shall be with you until your brother seek after it, and you shall restore it to him again. 3In like manner shall you do with his ass; and so shall you do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of your brother's, which he has lost, and you have found, shall you do likewise: you may not hide yourself. 4You shall not see your brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely help him to lift them up again. 5The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD your God. 6If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the dam with the young: 7But you shall in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to you; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days. 8When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood on your house, if any man fall from there. 9You shall not sow your vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of your seed which you have sown, and the fruit of your vineyard, be defiled. 10You shall not plow with an ox and an ass together. 11You shall not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together. 12You shall make you fringes on the four quarters of your clothing, with which you cover yourself.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 22:7
But you shall in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to you; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days.


Deuteronomy 22:9
You shall not sow your vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of your seed which you have sown, and the fruit of your vineyard, be defiled.


1 Samuel 9:25
And when they were come down from the high place into the city, Samuel communed with Saul on the top of the house.


2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look on.


Treasury of Scripture

When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood on your house, if any man fall from there.

then thou shalt The eastern house being built with flat roofs, which were used for various purposed, as walking, sleeping, etc., it was therefore necessary to have a sort of battlement, or balustrade, to prevent accidents, by people falling off.

Exodus 21:28-36 If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten...

Exodus 22:6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith...

Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather...

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

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2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house...

Isaiah 22:1 The burden of the valley of vision. What ails you now, that you are wholly gone up to the housetops?

Jeremiah 19:13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet...

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops.

Mark 2:4 And when they could not come near to him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up...

Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew near to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

thou bring

Ezekiel 3:18,20 When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way...

Ezekiel 32:2-9 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him, You are like a young lion of the nations...

Matthew 18:6,7 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me...

Acts 20:26,27 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men...

Strong's Concordance
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
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Deuteronomy Chapter 22 Verse 8

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