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