Daily Word OT

March 2, 2019

Numbers 35:2 Numbers 35:20

2 Command the children of Israel to give to the Levites some of the inheritance of their possession, cities to dwell in; and you shall give to the Levites pasture lands around their cities.

3 And the cities shall be for them to dwell in, and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their livestock and for all their animals.

4 And the pasture lands of the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be from the city wall and outward, a thousand cubits all around.

5 And you shall measure from the outside of 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, with the city in the center. This shall be their pasture lands for the cities.

6 And the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to; and besides them you shall give forty-two cities.

7 All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, them and their pasture lands.

8 And concerning the cities which you shall give from the possession of the children of Israel, from the larger tribe you shall take a larger number, and from the smaller tribe you shall take a smaller number; each one, according to its inheritance which they will inherit, shall give some of its cities to the Levites.

9 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

10 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

11 Then you shall designate for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, so that the manslayer who kills any person unintentionally may flee there.

12 And the cities shall be for you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the manslayer may not die unless he stands before the assembly for judgment.

13 And the cities which you shall give shall be your six cities of refuge.

14 You shall give three cities across the Jordan, and you shall give three cities in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

15 For the children of Israel and for the stranger and for the sojourner among them, these six cities shall be for refuge, so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there.

16 But if he struck him with an instrument of iron, and he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

17 And if he struck him with a stone in hand, by which one could die, and he did die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

18 Or if he struck him with a wooden object in hand, by which one could die, and he did die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

19 The avenger of blood himself shall put the murderer to death; when he encounters him, he shall put him to death.

20 And if he pushed him out of hatred or threw something upon him while lying in wait, and he died,