1 H3068 When the LORD H430 thy God H3772 hath cut off [H8686] H1471 the nations H776 , whose land H3068 the LORD H430 thy God H5414 giveth [H8802] H3423 thee, and thou succeedest [H8804] H3427 them, and dwellest [H8804] H5892 in their cities H1004 , and in their houses;
2 H914 Thou shalt separate [H8686] H7969 three H5892 cities H8432 for thee in the midst H776 of thy land H3068 , which the LORD H430 thy God H5414 giveth [H8802] H3423 thee to possess [H8800] it.
3 H3559 Thou shalt prepare [H8686] H1870 thee a way H1366 , and divide the coasts H776 of thy land H3068 , which the LORD H430 thy God H5157 giveth thee to inherit [H8686] H8027 , into three parts [H8765] H7523 , that every slayer [H8802] H5127 may flee [H8800] thither.
4 H1697 And this is the case H7523 of the slayer [H8802] H5127 , which shall flee [H8799] H2425 thither, that he may live [H8804] H5221 : Whoso killeth [H8686] H7453 his neighbour H1097 ignorantly H1847 H8130 , whom he hated [H8802] H8543 not in time H8032 past;
5 H935 As when a man goeth [H8799] H3293 into the wood H7453 with his neighbour H2404 to hew [H8800] H6086 wood H3027 , and his hand H5080 fetcheth a stroke [H8738] H1631 with the axe H3772 to cut down [H8800] H6086 the tree H1270 , and the head H5394 slippeth [H8804] H6086 from the helve H4672 , and lighteth [H8804] H7453 upon his neighbour H4191 , that he die [H8804] H5127 ; he shall flee [H8799] H259 unto one H5892 of those cities H2425 , and live [H8804] :
6 H1350 Lest the avenger [H8802] H1818 of the blood [H8676] H7291 pursue [H8799] H310 the slayer H7523 [H8802] H3588 , while H3824 his heart H3179 is hot [H8799] H5381 , and overtake [H8689] H1870 him, because the way H7235 is long [H8799] H5221 , and slay [H8689] H5315 him H4941 ; whereas he was not worthy H4194 of death H3588 , inasmuch as H8130 he hated [H8802] H8543 him not in time H8032 past.
7 H6680 Wherefore I command [H8764] H559 thee, saying [H8800] H914 , Thou shalt separate [H8686] H7969 three H5892 cities for thee.
8 H3068 And if the LORD H430 thy God H7337 enlarge [H8686] H1366 thy coast H7650 , as he hath sworn [H8738] H1 unto thy fathers H5414 , and give [H8804] H776 thee all the land H1696 which he promised [H8765] H5414 to give [H8800] H1 unto thy fathers;
9 H8104 If thou shalt keep [H8799] H4687 all these commandments H6213 to do [H8800] H6680 them, which I command [H8764] H3117 thee this day H157 , to love [H8800] H3068 the LORD H430 thy God H3212 , and to walk [H8800] H3117 ever H1870 in his ways H3254 ; then shalt thou add [H8804] H7969 three H5892 cities H7969 more for thee, beside these three:
10 H5355 That innocent H1818 blood H8210 be not shed [H8735] H7130 in H776 thy land H3068 , which the LORD H430 thy God H5414 giveth [H8802] H5159 thee for an inheritance H1818 , and so blood be upon thee.
11 H376 But if any man H8130 hate [H8802] H7453 his neighbour H693 , and lie in wait [H8804] H6965 for him, and rise up [H8804] H5221 against him, and smite [H8689] H5315 him mortally H4191 that he die [H8804] H5127 , and fleeth [H8804] H259 into one H411 of these H5892 cities:
12 H2205 Then the elders H5892 of his city H7971 shall send [H8804] H3947 and fetch [H8804] H5414 him thence, and deliver [H8804] H3027 him into the hand H1350 of the avenger [H8802] H1818 of blood H4191 , that he may die [H8804] .
13 H5869 Thine eye H2347 shall not pity [H8799] H1197 him, but thou shalt put away [H8765] H5355 the guilt of innocent H1818 blood H3478 from Israel H2895 , that it may go well [H8804] with thee.
14 H5253 Thou shalt not remove [H8686] H7453 thy neighbour's H1366 landmark H7223 , which they of old time H1379 have set [H8804] H5159 in thine inheritance H5157 , which thou shalt inherit [H8799] H776 in the land H3068 that the LORD H430 thy God H5414 giveth [H8802] H3423 thee to possess [H8800] it.
15 H259 One H5707 witness H6965 shall not rise up [H8799] H376 against a man H5771 for any iniquity H2403 , or for any sin H2399 , in any sin H2398 that he sinneth [H8799] H6310 : at the mouth H8147 of two H5707 witnesses H6310 , or at the mouth H7969 of three H5707 witnesses H1697 , shall the matter H6965 be established [H8799] .
16 H2555 If a false H5707 witness H6965 rise up [H8799] H376 against any man H6030 to testify [H8800] H5627 against him that which is wrong;
17 H8147 Then both H582 the men H7379 , between whom the controversy H5975 is, shall stand [H8804] H6440 before H3068 the LORD H6440 , before H3548 the priests H8199 and the judges [H8802] H3117 , which shall be in those days;
18 H8199 And the judges [H8802] H3190 shall make diligent [H8687] H1875 inquisition [H8804] H5707 : and, behold, if the witness H8267 be a false H5707 witness H6030 , and hath testified [H8804] H8267 falsely H251 against his brother;
19 H6213 Then shall ye do [H8804] H2161 unto him, as he had thought [H8804] H6213 to have done [H8800] H251 unto his brother H1197 : so shalt thou put H7451 the evil H1197 away [H8765] H7130 from among you.
20 H7604 And those which remain [H8737] H8085 shall hear [H8799] H3372 , and fear [H8799] H3254 , and shall henceforth [H8686] H6213 commit [H8800] H1697 no more any H7451 such evil H7130 among you.