2 H1696 Speak [H8761] H1121 to the children H3478 of Israel H559 , saying [H8800] H5414 , Appoint out [H8798] H5892 for you cities H4733 of refuge H1696 , whereof I spake [H8765] H3027 unto you by the hand H4872 of Moses:
3 H7523 That the slayer [H8802] H5221 that killeth [H8688] H5315 any person H7684 unawares H1847 and unwittingly H5127 may flee [H8800] H4733 thither: and they shall be your refuge H1350 from the avenger [H8802] H1818 of blood.
4 H5127 And when he that doth flee [H8804] H259 unto one H5892 of those cities H5975 shall stand [H8804] H6607 at the entering H8179 of the gate H5892 of the city H1696 , and shall declare [H8765] H1697 his cause H241 in the ears H2205 of the elders H5892 of that city H622 , they shall take [H8804] H5892 him into the city H5414 unto them, and give [H8804] H4725 him a place H3427 , that he may dwell [H8804] among them.
5 H1350 And if the avenger [H8802] H1818 of blood H7291 pursue [H8799] H310 after H5462 him, then they shall not deliver [H8686] H7523 the slayer [H8802] H3027 up into his hand H5221 ; because he smote [H8689] H7453 his neighbour H1097 unwittingly H1847 H8130 , and hated [H8802] H8543 him not beforetime H8032 .
6 H3427 And he shall dwell [H8804] H5892 in that city H5975 , until he stand [H8800] H6440 before H5712 the congregation H4941 for judgment H4194 , and until the death H1419 of the high H3548 priest H834 that H3117 shall be in those days H7523 : then shall the slayer [H8802] H7725 return [H8799] H935 , and come [H8804] H5892 unto his own city H1004 , and unto his own house H5892 , unto the city H5127 from whence he fled [H8804] .
7 H6942 And they appointed [H8686] H6943 Kedesh H1551 in Galilee H2022 in mount H5321 Naphtali H7927 , and Shechem H2022 in mount H669 Ephraim H7153 , and Kirjatharba H2275 , which is Hebron H2022 , in the mountain H3063 of Judah.
8 H5676 And on the other side H3383 Jordan H3405 by Jericho H4217 eastward H5414 , they assigned [H8804] H1221 Bezer H4057 in the wilderness H4334 upon the plain H4294 out of the tribe H7205 of Reuben H7216 , and Ramoth H1568 in Gilead H4294 out of the tribe H1410 of Gad H1474 , and Golan H1316 in Bashan H4294 out of the tribe H4519 of Manasseh.
9 H5892 These were the cities H4152 appointed H1121 for all the children H3478 of Israel H1616 , and for the stranger H1481 that sojourneth [H8802] H8432 among H5221 them, that whosoever killeth [H8688] H5315 any person H7684 at unawares H5127 might flee [H8800] H4191 thither, and not die [H8799] H3027 by the hand H1350 of the avenger [H8802] H1818 of blood H5975 , until he stood [H8800] H6440 before H5712 the congregation.