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 Joshua 20:1 - 9
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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of Joshua
   Chapter 20  - Click for Chapter Audio
20:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,
 
20:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, `Designate F230 the R367 cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through F231 Moses,
 
20:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
that the manslayer who kills F232 any person unintentionally, without premeditation, may flee there, and they shall become your refuge from the avenger of blood.
 
20:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`He shall flee to one of these cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate R368 of the city and state his case in the hearing of the elders of that city; and they shall take F233 him into the city to them and give him a place, so that he may dwell among them.
 
20:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Now if R369 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.
 
20:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`He shall dwell in that city until R370 he stands before the congregation for judgment, until the death of the one who is high priest in those days. Then the manslayer shall return F234 to his own city and to his own house, to the city from which he fled.' "
 
20:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So they set F235 apart Kedesh R371 in Galilee F236 in the hill country of Naphtali and Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the R372 hill country of Judah.
 
20:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Beyond the Jordan east of Jericho, they designated F237 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.
 
20:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
These R373 were the appointed cities for all the sons of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them, that whoever kills F238 any person unintentionally may flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood until he stands before the congregation.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F230 Lit Set for yourselves
F231 Lit by the hand of
F232 Lit smites
F233 Lit gather
F234 Lit return and come
F235 Lit sanctified
F236 Heb Galil
F237 Lit set
F238 Lit smites

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R367 Numbers 35:6-34; Deuteronomy 4:41-43; 19:2ff
R368 Ruth 4:1; Job 5:4; Jeremiah 38:7
R369 Numbers 35:12
R370 Numbers 35:12
R371 Joshua 21:32; 1 Chronicles 6:76
R372 Joshua 21:11; Luke 1:39
R373 Numbers 35:13ff

 
 

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