The same law will apply 1 to the person who is native-born and to the foreigner who lives among you.”
One law and one custom must apply to you and to the resident foreigner who lives alongside you.’”
And the whole community 1 of the Israelites and the resident foreigner who lives among them will be forgiven, since all the people were involved in the unintentional offense.
You must have one law for the person who sins unintentionally, both for the native-born among the Israelites and for the resident foreigner who lives among them.
You must not pick your vineyard bare, 1 and you must not gather up the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You must leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.
One statute must apply 1 to you who belong to the congregation and to the resident foreigner who is living among you, as a permanent 2 statute for your future generations. You and the resident foreigner will be alike 3 before the Lord.
The one who gathers the ashes of the heifer must wash his clothes and be ceremonially unclean until evening. This will be a permanent ordinance both for the Israelites and the resident foreigner who lives among them.
These six towns will be places of refuge for the Israelites, and for the foreigner, and for the settler among them, so that anyone who kills any person accidentally may flee there.
When you gather in the harvest 1 of your land, you must not completely harvest the corner of your field, 2 and you must not gather up the gleanings of your harvest. You must leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.’” 3
If a resident foreigner lives 1 among you and wants to keep 2 the Passover to the Lord, he must do so according to the statute of the Passover, and according to its custom. You must have 3 the same 4 statute for the resident foreigner 5 and for the one who was born in the land.’”
Then you shall say before the Lord your God, “I have removed the sacred offering 1 from my house and given it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows just as you have commanded me. 2 I have not violated or forgotten your commandments.
These were the cities of refuge 1 appointed for all the Israelites and for resident foreigners living among them. Anyone who accidentally killed someone could escape there and not be executed by 2 the avenger of blood, at least until his case was reviewed by the assembly. 3