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 Deuteronomy 19:1 - 10
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   Book of Deuteronomy
   Chapter 19
19:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the LORD your God has destroyed the nations whose land he is giving you, and when you have driven them out and settled in their towns and houses,
 
19:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then set aside for yourselves three cities centrally located in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
 
19:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Build roads to them and divide into three parts the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, so that anyone who kills a man may flee there.
 
19:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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This is the rule concerning the man who kills another and flees there to save his life - one who kills his neighbor unintentionally, without malice aforethought.
 
19:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For instance, a man may go into the forest with his neighbor to cut wood, and as he swings his ax to fell a tree, the head may fly off and hit his neighbor and kill him. That man may flee to one of these cities and save his life.
 
19:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought.
 
19:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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This is why I command you to set aside for yourselves three cities.
 
19:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he promised on oath to your forefathers, and gives you the whole land he promised them,
 
19:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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because you carefully follow all these laws I command you today - to love the LORD your God and to walk always in his ways - then you are to set aside three more cities.
 
19:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land, which the LORD your God is giving you as your inheritance, and so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed.
 
 

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