1 And the Lordspakeunto Mosesin the plainsof Moabby JordannearJericho, saying,2 Commandthe childrenof Israel, that they giveunto the Levitesof the inheritanceof their possessioncitiesto dwell in; and ye shall givealsounto the Levitessuburbsfor the citiesround about them.3 And the citiesshall they have to dwell in; and the suburbsof them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts.4 And the suburbsof the cities, which ye shall giveunto the Levites, shall reachfrom the wallof the cityand outwarda thousandcubitsround about.5 And ye shall measurefrom withoutthe cityon the eastsidetwo thousandcubits, and on the southsidetwo thousandcubits, and on the westsidetwo thousandcubits, and on the northsidetwo thousandcubits; and the cityshall bein the midst: this shall be to them the suburbsof the cities.6 And among the citieswhich ye shall giveunto the Levitesthere shall besixcitiesfor refuge, which ye shall appointfor the manslayer, that he may fleethither: and to them ye shall addfortyand twocities.nto them…: Heb. above them ye shall give7 Soall the citieswhich ye shall giveto the Levitesshall befortyand eightcities: them shall ye givewith their suburbs.8 And the citieswhich ye shall giveshall beof the possessionof the childrenof Israel: from them that havemanyye shall give many; but from them that havefewye shall give few: every oneshall giveof his citiesunto the Levitesaccordingto his inheritancewhich he inheriteth.nhe…: Heb. they inherit
9 And the Lordspakeunto Moses, saying,10 Speakunto the childrenof Israel, and sayunto them, When ye be come overJordaninto the landof Canaan;11 Then ye shall appointyou citiesto be citiesof refugefor you; that the slayermay fleethither, which killethany personat unawares.nat…: Heb. by error12 And they shall be unto you citiesfor refugefrom the avenger; that the manslayerdienot, until he standbeforethe congregationin judgment.13 And of these citieswhich ye shall givesixcitiesshall ye have for refuge.14 Ye shall givethreecitieson this sideJordan, and threecitiesshall ye givein the landof Canaan, whichshall be citiesof refuge.15 These sixcitiesshall be a refuge, bothfor the childrenof Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourneramongthem: that every one that killethany personunawaresmay flee thither.16 And if he smitehim with an instrumentof iron, so that he die, he isa murderer: the murderershall surelybe put to death.17 And if he smitehim with throwinga stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he isa murderer: the murderershall surelybe put to death.nwith…: Heb. with a stone of the hand18 Or ifhe smitehim with an handweaponof wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he isa murderer: the murderershall surelybe put to death.19 The revengerof bloodhimself shall slaythe murderer: when he meetethhim, heshall slay him.20 But if he thrusthim of hatred, or hurlat him by laying of wait, that he die;21 Or in enmitysmitehim with his hand, that he die: he that smotehimshall surelybe put to death; for he isa murderer: the revengerof bloodshall slaythe murderer, when he meeteth him.22 But if he thrusthim suddenlywithoutenmity, or have castupon him any thingwithout laying of wait,23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeinghimnot, and castitupon him, that he die, and wasnot his enemy, neither soughthis harm:24 Then the congregationshall judgebetween the slayerand the revengerof bloodaccording to these judgments:25 And the congregationshall deliverthe slayerout of the handof the revengerof blood, and the congregationshall restorehim to the cityof his refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abidein it unto the deathof the highpriest, which was anointedwith the holyoil.26 But if the slayershall at any timecomewithout the borderof the cityof his refuge, whither he was fled;27 And the revengerof bloodfindhim withoutthe bordersof the cityof his refuge, and the revengerof bloodkillthe slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood:nhe…: Heb. no blood shall be to him28 Because he should have remainedin the cityof his refugeuntil the deathof the highpriest: but afterthe deathof the highpriestthe slayershall returninto the landof his possession.29 So these thingsshall be for a statuteof judgmentunto you throughout your generationsin all your dwellings.30 Whoso killethany person, the murderershall be put to deathby the mouthof witnesses: but onewitnessshall not testifyagainst any personto cause himto die.31 Moreover ye shall takeno satisfactionfor the lifeof a murderer, which isguiltyof death: but he shall be surelyput to death.nguilty…: Heb. faulty to die32 And ye shall takeno satisfactionfor him that is fledto the cityof his refuge, that he should come againto dwellin the land, until the deathof the priest.33 So ye shall not pollutethe land wherein ye are: for bloodit defileththe land: and the landcannot be cleansedof the bloodthat is shedtherein, but by the bloodof him that shed it.nthe land cannot…: Heb. there can be no expiation for the land34 Defilenot therefore the landwhich ye shall inhabit, whereinI dwell: for I the Lorddwellamongthe childrenof Israel.