The Inheritance of the Levites - Numbers 35

And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of  Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying. Numbers 35:1 KJV

Numbers 35:2 Command  the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the  inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye  shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities  round about them. 

Numbers 35:3 And the cities shall they have to  dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle,  and for their goods, and for all their beasts. 

Numbers 35:4 And the  suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites,  shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a  thousand cubits round about. 

Numbers 35:5 And ye shall measure  from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits,  and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west  side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two  thousand cubits and the city shall be in the midst: this  shall be to them the suburbs of the cities. 

Numbers 35:6 And  among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites there  shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the  manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to them ye shall add  forty and two cities. 

Numbers 35:7 So all the cities which ye shall  give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them  shall ye give with their suburbs. 

Numbers 35:8 And the cities  which ye shall give shall be of the possession of the  children of Israel: from them that have many ye shall give  many; but from them that have few ye shall give few:  every one shall give of his cities unto the Levites according  to his inheritance which he inheriteth.   

Numbers 35:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 

Numbers 35:10  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When  ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan; 

Numbers 35:11  Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for  you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any  person at unawares. 

Numbers 35:12 And they shall be unto you  cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die  not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.  

Numbers 35:13 And of these cities which ye shall give six cities  shall ye have for refuge. 

Numbers 35:14 Ye shall give three cities  on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land  of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge. 

Numbers 35:15 These  six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel,  and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them: that  every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither.  

Numbers 35:16 And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so  that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be  put to death. 

Numbers 35:17 And if he smite him with throwing a  stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer:  the murderer shall surely be put to death. 

Numbers 35:18 Or if he  smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may  die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely  be put to death. 

Numbers 35:19 The revenger of blood himself shall  slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.  

Numbers 35:20 But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by  laying of wait, that he die; 

Numbers 35:21 Or in enmity smite him  with his hand, that he die: he that smote him shall surely  be put to death; for he is a murderer: the revenger of  blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him.  

Numbers 35:22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or  have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,  

Numbers 35:23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die,  seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and  was not his enemy, neither sought his harm: 

Numbers 35:24 Then  the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the  revenger of blood according to these judgments: 

Numbers 35:25  And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand  of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore  him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he  shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was  anointed with the holy oil. 

Numbers 35:26 But if the slayer shall at  any time come without the border of the city of his refuge,  whither he was fled; 

Numbers 35:27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and  the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty  of blood: 

Numbers 35:28 Because he should have remained in the  city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after  the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the  land of his possession. 

Numbers 35:29 So these things shall be for  a statute of judgment unto you throughout your generations  in all your dwellings. 

Numbers 35:30 Whoso killeth any person, the  murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses:  but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause  him to die. 

Numbers 35:31 Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction  for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he  shall be surely put to death. 

Numbers 35:32 And ye shall take no  satisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that  he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of  the priest. 

Numbers 35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein  ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot  be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the  blood of him that shed it. 

Numbers 35:34 Defile not therefore the  land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the  LORD dwell among the children of Israel. KJV

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