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Joshua 20 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Six Cities of Refuge

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘[fn]Designate the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you [fn]through Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:3 - that the manslayer who [fn]kills any person unintentionally, without premeditation, may flee there, and they shall become your refuge from the avenger of blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:4 - ‘He shall flee to one of these cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and state his case in the hearing of the elders of that city; and they shall [fn]take him into the city to them and give him a place, so that he may dwell among them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - ‘Now if the avenger of blood pursues him, then they shall not deliver the manslayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor without premeditation and did not hate him beforehand.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:6 - ‘He shall dwell in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment, until the death of the one who is high priest in those days. Then the manslayer shall [fn]return to his own city and to his own house, to the city from which he fled.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:7 - So they [fn]set apart Kedesh in [fn]Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali and Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:8 - Beyond the Jordan east of Jericho, they [fn]designated Bezer in the wilderness on the plain from the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead from the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan from the tribe of Manasseh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:9 - These were the appointed cities for all the sons of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them, that whoever [fn]kills any person unintentionally may flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood until he stands before the congregation.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: Set for yourselves
Literally: by the hand of
Literally: smites
Literally: gather
Literally: return and come
Literally: sanctified
Hebrew: Galil
Literally: set
Literally: smites
NASB

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