Six Cities of refuge appointed
20:1 The LORD also spake to Yeshua, saying,
20:2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out
for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake to you by the hand of
20:3 That the slayer that kills [any] person unawares
[and] unwittingly may flee there and they shall be your refuge
from the avenger of blood.
20:4 And when he that does flee to one of those cities
shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall
declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they
shall take him into the city to them, and give him a place,
that he may stay among them.
20:5 And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they
shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand ; because he struck
his neighbour unwittingly, and hated him not beforetime.
20:6 And he shall stay in that city, until he stand before
the congregation for judgment, [and] until the death of the high
priest that shall be in those days then shall the slayer return,
and come to his own city, and to his own house, to the city
from what place he fled.
20:7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali,
and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which [is] Hebron,
in the mountain of Judah.
20:8 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they
assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe
of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and
Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.
20:9 These were the cities appointed for all the children of
Israel, and for the stranger that temporary stays among them, that
whom ever kills [any] person at unawares might flee there,
and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he stood
before the congregation.
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