The Levitical Cities
35:1 And the LORD spake to Moses
in the plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho, saying,
35:2 Command the children of Israel, that they give to the
Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to stay
in; and ya'll shall give [also] to the Levites suburbs for the
cities round about them.
35:3 And the cities shall they have to stay in; and the suburbs
of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for
all their beasts.
35:4 And the suburbs of the cities, which ya'll shall give to the
Levites, [shall reach] from the wall of the city and outward a
thousand cubits round about.
35:5 And ya'll shall measure from without the city on the east side
two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits,
and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side
two thousand cubits ; and the city [shall be] in the midst this
shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.
35:6 And among the cities which ya'll shall give to the Levites
[there shall be] six cities for refuge, which ya'll shall appoint
for the manslayer, that he may flee there and to them ya'll shall
add forty and two cities.
35:7 [So] all the cities which ya'll shall give to the Levites
[shall be] forty and eight cities them [shall ya'll give] with their
35:8 And the cities which ya'll shall give [shall be] of the
possession of the children of Israel from [them that have] many
ya'll shall give many ; but from [them that have] few ya'll shall give
few every one shall give of his cities to the Levites according
to his inheritance which he inherits.
Laws of murder
35:9 And the LORD spake to Moses, saying,
35:10 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When
ya'll be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan ;
35:11 Then ya'll shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for
you; that the slayer may flee there, which kills any person
35:12 And they shall be to you cities for refuge from the
redeemer ; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the
congregation in judgment.
35:13 And of these cities which ya'll shall give six cities shall ya'll
have for refuge.
35:14 ya'll shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three
cities shall ya'll give in the land of Canaan, [which] shall be
cities of refuge.
35:15 These six cities shall be a refuge, [both] for the children
of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them
that every one that kills any person unawares may flee there.
35:16 And if he strike him with an instrument of iron, so that he
die, he [is] a murderer the murderer shall surely be put to
35:17 And if he strike him with throwing a stone, by which he may
die, and he die, he [is] a murderer the murderer shall surely be
put to death.
35:18 Or [if ] he strike him with an hand weapon of wood,
by which he may die, and he die, he [is] a murderer the murderer
shall surely be put to death.
35:19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer when
he meeteth him, he shall slay him.
35:20 But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by laying of
wait, that he die ;
35:21 Or in enmity strike him with his hand, that he die he that
struck [him] shall surely be put to death ; [for] he [is] a
murderer the revenger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he
35:22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast
upon him any thing without laying of wait,
35:23 Or with any stone, by which a man may die, seeing [him]
not, and cast [it] upon him, that he die, and [was] not his
enemy, neither sought his harm
35:24 Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and
the revenger of blood according to these judgments
35:25 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the
hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore
him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled and he shall
abide in it to the death of the high priest, which was anointed
with the holy oil.
35:26 But if the slayer shall at any time come without the border
of the city of his refuge, whither he was fled ;
35:27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of
the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer
; he shall not be guilty of blood
35:28 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge
until the death of the high priest but after the death of the
high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his
35:29 So these [things] shall be for a statute of judgment to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
35:30 Whoso kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by
the mouth of witnesses but one witness shall not testify against
any person [to cause him] to die.
35:31 Moreover ya'll shall take no satisfaction for the life of a
murderer, which [is] guilty of death but he shall be surely put
35:32 And ya'll shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to
the city of his refuge, that he should come again to stay in the
land, until the death of the priest.
35:33 So ya'll shall not pollute the land wherein ya'll [are] for blood
it defiles the land and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood
that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
35:34 Defile not therefore the land which ya'll shall inhabit,
wherein I stay for I the LORD stay among the children of
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33
34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter
Back to index || Back to front page