Concerning the setting apart of the cities of refuge
Jehovah your God acuts
off the nations whose land Jehovah your God is giving you and you dispossess them and dwell in their cities and in their houses,
shall set apart athree 1cities
for yourself in the midst of your land, which Jehovah your God is giving you to possess.
shall survey the distances for yourself and divide into three parts the territory of your land, which Jehovah your God will give you as an inheritance, so that every manslayer may aflee
this shall be the case of the manslayer who flees there and lives: He who slays his neighbor without intent and did not hate him previously —
when a man
goes with his neighbor into the forest to cut wood, and his hand goes to cut the tree with an axe, and the iron axehead
slips off the handle and hits his neighbor so that he dies — he shall flee to one of these cities and live;
the avenger of blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart rages, and he overtake him because the distance is long and 1slay
him; though he is not worthy of death, for he did not hate him previously.
I am commanding you, saying, You shall set apart three cities for yourself.
if Jehovah your God aenlarges
your territory, as He swore to your fathers, and gives you all the land which He promised to give to your fathers;
you are certain to do all this commandment which I am commanding you today, to love Jehovah your God and to walk in His ways always; then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three,
innocent blood may not be shed in the midst of your land, which Jehovah your God is giving you as an inheritance, and guilt for
blood be upon you.
if a man hates his neighbor and alies
in wait for him, and he rises up against him and slays him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities;
the elders of his city shall send men
and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, so that he may die.
eye shall not pity him, but you shall aremove
the guilt of
innocent blood from Israel that it may go well with you.
Concerning the moving of the neighbor's boundary marker
move your neighbor’s 1boundary
marker, which your
ancestors have set, in your inheritance, which you will inherit in the land which Jehovah your God is giving you to possess.
The ordinance concerning any iniquity or any sin
shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity or for any sin which he has committed; bat
the word of ctwo
witnesses or at the word of three witnesses shall a matter be established.
witness rises up against a man to testify against him of wrongdoing,
two men who have the dispute shall stand before Jehovah, before the apriests
and the judges who are serving
in those days.
the judges shall ainvestigate
thoroughly; and if indeed the witness is a false witness, if he has testified falsely against his brother,
shall do to him as he intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall utterly remove the evil from your midst.
those who remain awill
hear and will fear and will never again do anything
like this evil thing in your midst.
your eye shall not pity: a alife
for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot.