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Joshua 20:3

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20:3 Anyone who accidentally kills someone can escape there; 1  these cities will be a place of asylum from the avenger of blood.

Joshua 20:5-6

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20:5 When the avenger of blood comes after him, they must not hand over to him the one who committed manslaughter, for he accidentally killed his fellow man without premeditation. 2  20:6 He must remain 3  in that city until his case is decided by the assembly 4  and the high priest dies. 5  Then the one who committed manslaughter may return home to the city from which he escaped.” 6 

1 tn Heb “so that the one who kills, taking life accidentally without knowledge, may flee there.”

2 tn Heb “for without knowledge he killed his neighbor, and he was not hating him prior to that.”

3 tn Or “live.”

4 tn Heb “until he stands before the assembly for judgment.”

5 tn Heb “until the death of the high priest who is in those days.”

6 tn Heb “may return and enter his city and his house, the city from which he escaped.”



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