Daily Word OT

March 3, 2019

Numbers 35:21 Numbers 35:34

21 Or in enmity struck him with his hand, and he died, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death; he is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he encounters him.

22 But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw upon him anything without lying in wait,

23 Or came upon him with any stone, by which someone could die, without seeing him and dropped it upon him, and he died, when he was not his enemy and did not seek his harm,

24 Then the assembly shall judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances.

25 And the assembly shall deliver the manslayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the assembly shall return him to his city of refuge to which he had fled; and he shall dwell in it until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.

26 But if the manslayer shall at any time go beyond the boundary of his city of refuge to which he has fled,

27 And the avenger of blood finds him outside the boundary of his city of refuge and the avenger of blood slays the manslayer, he shall not have guilt for blood,

28 Because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest; but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession.

29 And these things shall be for a statute of judgment to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

30 Whoever kills a person, the murderer shall be slain upon the testimony of witnesses; but one witness shall not testify against any person so that he die.

31 Moreover you shall not take a ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely be put to death.

32 And you shall not take a ransom for one who has fled to his city of refuge, so that he may return to live in the land before the death of the high priest.

33 Thus you shall not pollute the land in which you are, for blood pollutes the land. And no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.

34 And you shall not defile the land in which you are dwelling, in the midst of which I tabernacle; for I Jehovah tabernacle in the midst of the children of Israel.