because the slayer 1 should have stayed in his town of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest, the slayer may return to the land of his possessions.
“‘And this will be your northern border: From the Great Sea you will draw a line to Mount Hor;
They are your people, your valued property, 1 whom you brought out with great strength and power. 2
I am speaking to you 1 because you are the ones who saw all the great deeds of the Lord!
God made two great lights 1 – the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also. 2
When 1 Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he was almost blind, 2 he called his older 3 son Esau and said to him, “My son!” “Here I am!” Esau 4 replied.
Then Rebekah took her older son Esau’s best clothes, which she had with her in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
So Moses thought, 1 “I will turn aside to see 2 this amazing 3 sight. Why does the bush not burn up?” 4
Moreover, because he loved 1 your ancestors, he chose their 2 descendants who followed them and personally brought you out of Egypt with his great power
and who brought you through the great, fearful desert of venomous serpents 1 and scorpions, an arid place with no water. He made water flow 2 from a flint rock and
However, fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. Just look at the great things he has done for you!
That day the Lord made a covenant 1 with Abram: “To your descendants I give 2 this land, from the river of Egypt 3 to the great river, the Euphrates River –
When Rebekah heard what her older son Esau had said, 1 she quickly summoned 2 her younger son Jacob and told him, “Look, your brother Esau is planning to get revenge by killing you. 3
They will judge 1 the people under normal circumstances, 2 and every difficult case 3 they will bring to you, but every small case 4 they themselves will judge, so that 5 you may make it easier for yourself, 6 and they will bear the burden 7 with you.
The community must deliver the slayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the community must restore him to the town of refuge to which he fled, and he must live there 1 until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the consecrated oil.
Get up now, 1 resume your journey, heading for 2 the Amorite hill country, to all its areas 3 including the arid country, 4 the highlands, the Shephelah, 5 the Negev, 6 and the coastal plain – all of Canaan and Lebanon as far as the Great River, that is, the Euphrates.
All along the way I, the Lord your God, 1 have blessed your every effort. 2 I have 3 been attentive to 4 your travels through this great wasteland. These forty years I have 5 been with you; you have lacked for nothing.’”
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God who is unbiased and takes no bribe,