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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Numbers 35:9 - 34
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   Book of Numbers
   Chapter 35
35:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the LORD said to Moses:
 
35:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you cross the Jordan into Canaan,
 
35:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee.
 
35:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They will be places of refuge from the avenger, so that a person accused of murder may not die before he stands trial before the assembly.
 
35:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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These six towns you give will be your cities of refuge.
 
35:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Give three on this side of the Jordan and three in Canaan as cities of refuge.
 
35:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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These six towns will be a place of refuge for Israelites, aliens and any other people living among them, so that anyone who has killed another accidentally can flee there.
 
35:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'If a man strikes someone with an iron object so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death.
 
35:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Or if anyone has a stone in his hand that could kill, and he strikes someone so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death.
 
35:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Or if anyone has a wooden object in his hand that could kill, and he hits someone so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death.
 
35:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death.
 
35:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If anyone with malice aforethought shoves another or throws something at him intentionally so that he dies
 
35:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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or if in hostility he hits him with his fist so that he dies, that person shall be put to death; he is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.
 
35:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'But if without hostility someone suddenly shoves another or throws something at him unintentionally
 
35:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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or, without seeing him, drops a stone on him that could kill him, and he dies, then since he was not his enemy and he did not intend to harm him,
 
35:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the assembly must judge between him and the avenger of blood according to these regulations.
 
35:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The assembly must protect the one accused of murder from the avenger of blood and send him back to the city of refuge to which he fled. He must stay there until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.
 
35:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'But if the accused ever goes outside the limits of the city of refuge to which he has fled
 
35:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and the avenger of blood finds him outside the city, the avenger of blood may kill the accused without being guilty of murder.
 
35:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The accused must stay in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest; only after the death of the high priest may he return to his own property.
 
35:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'These are to be legal requirements for you throughout the generations to come, wherever you live.
 
35:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
 
35:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Do not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer, who deserves to die. He must surely be put to death.
 
35:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Do not accept a ransom for anyone who has fled to a city of refuge and so allow him to go back and live on his own land before the death of the high priest.
 
35:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.
 
35:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.'"
 
 

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