1 H3068 When Yahweh H430 your God H3772 shall cut off H1471 the nations, H776 whose land H3068 Yahweh H430 your God H5414 gives H3423 you, and you succeed H3427 them, and dwell H5892 in their cities, H1004 and in their houses;
2 H914 you shall set apart H7969 three H5892 cities H8432 for you in the midst H776 of your land, H3068 which Yahweh H430 your God H5414 gives H3423 you to possess it.
3 H3559 You shall prepare H1870 you the way, H1366 and divide the borders H776 of your land, H3068 which Yahweh H430 your God H5157 causes you to inherit, H8027 into three parts, H7523 that every manslayer H5127 may flee there.
4 H1697 This is the case H7523 of the manslayer, H5127 that shall flee H2425 there and live: H5221 whoever kills H7453 his neighbor H1097 unawares, H8130 and didn't hate H8543 him in time H8032 past;
5 H935 as when a man goes H3293 into the forest H7453 with his neighbor H2404 to chop H6086 wood, H3027 and his hand H5080 fetches a stroke H1631 with the axe H3772 to cut down H6086 the tree, H1270 and the head H5394 slips H6086 from the handle, H4672 and lights H7453 on his neighbor, H4191 so that he dies; H5127 he shall flee H259 to one H5892 of these cities H2425 and live:
6 H1350 lest the avenger H1818 of blood H7291 pursue H310 the manslayer, H3588 while H3824 his heart H3179 is hot, H5381 and overtake H1870 him, because the way H7235 is long, H5315 and strike him H5221 mortally; H4941 whereas he was not worthy H4194 of death, H3588 inasmuch as H8130 he didn't hate H8543 him in time H8032 past.
7 H6680 Therefore I command H559 you, saying, H914 You shall set apart H7969 three H5892 cities for yourselves.
8 H3068 If Yahweh H430 your God H7337 enlarges H1366 your border, H7650 as he has sworn H1 to your fathers, H5414 and gives H776 you all the land H1696 which he promised H5414 to give H1 to your fathers;
9 H8104 if you keep H4687 all this commandment H6213 to do H6680 it, which I command H3117 you this day, H157 to love H3068 Yahweh H430 your God, H3212 and to walk H3117 ever H1870 in his ways; H3254 then you shall add H7969 three H5892 cities H7969 more for yourselves, besides these three:
10 H5355 that innocent H1818 blood H8210 not be shed H7130 in H776 the midst of your land, H3068 which Yahweh H430 your God H5414 gives H5159 you for an inheritance, H1818 and so blood be on you.
11 H376 But if any man H8130 hates H7453 his neighbor, H693 and lies in wait H6965 for him, and rises up H5221 against him, and strikes H5315 him mortally H4191 so that he dies, H5127 and he flees H259 into one H411 of these H5892 cities;
12 H2205 then the elders H5892 of his city H7971 shall send H3947 and bring H5414 him there, and deliver H3027 him into the hand H1350 of the avenger H1818 of blood, H4191 that he may die.
13 H5869 Your eye H2347 shall not pity H1197 him, but you shall put away H5355 the innocent H1818 blood H3478 from Israel, H2895 that it may go well with you.
14 H5253 You shall not remove H7453 your neighbor's H1366 landmark, H7223 which they of old time H1379 have set, H5159 in your inheritance H5157 which you shall inherit, H776 in the land H3068 that Yahweh H430 your God H5414 gives H3423 you to possess it.
15 H259 One H5707 witness H6965 shall not rise up H376 against a man H5771 for any iniquity, H2403 or for any sin, H2399 in any sin H2398 that he sins: H6310 at the mouth H8147 of two H5707 witnesses, H6310 or at the mouth H7969 of three H5707 witnesses, H1697 shall a matter H6965 be established.
16 H2555 If an unrighteous H5707 witness H6965 rise up H376 against any man H6030 to testify H5627 against him of wrongdoing,
17 H8147 then both H582 the men, H7379 between whom the controversy H5975 is, shall stand H6440 before H3068 Yahweh, H6440 before H3548 the priests H8199 and the judges H3117 who shall be in those days;
18 H8199 and the judges H3190 shall make diligent H1875 inquisition: H5707 and, behold, if the witness H8267 is a false H5707 witness, H6030 and has testified H8267 falsely H251 against his brother;
19 H6213 then you shall do H2161 to him as he had thought H6213 to do H251 to his brother: H1197 so you shall put H1197 away H7451 the evil H7130 from the midst of you.
20 H7604 Those who remain H8085 shall hear, H3372 and fear, H3254 and shall henceforth H6213 commit H1697 no more any H7451 such evil H7130 in the midst of you.