2 H1696 [H8761] Speak H1121 to the children H3478 of Israel H559 [H8800] , saying H5414 [H8798] , Appoint H5892 for you cities H4733 of refuge H1696 [H8765] , of which I spoke H3027 to you by the hand H4872 of Moses:
3 H7523 [H8802] That the slayer H5221 [H8688] that killeth H5315 any person H7684 unintentionally H1847 and unknowingly H5127 [H8800] may flee H4733 there: and they shall be your refuge H1350 [H8802] from the avenger H1818 of blood.
4 H5127 [H8804] And when he that doth flee H259 to one H5892 of those cities H5975 [H8804] shall stand H6607 at the entrance H8179 of the gate H5892 of the city H1696 [H8765] , and shall declare H1697 his cause H241 in the ears H2205 of the elders H5892 of that city H622 [H8804] , they shall take H5892 him into the city H5414 [H8804] to them, and give H4725 him a place H3427 [H8804] , that he may dwell among them.
5 H1350 [H8802] And if the avenger H1818 of blood H7291 H310 [H8799] shall pursue H5462 [H8686] him, then they shall not deliver H7523 [H8802] the slayer H3027 into his hand H5221 [H8689] ; because he smote H7453 his neighbour H1097 H1847 unknowingly H8130 [H8802] , and had not hated H8543 H8032 him in times past.
6 H3427 [H8804] And he shall dwell H5892 in that city H5975 [H8800] , until he shall stand 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 [H8802] : then shall the slayer H7725 [H8799] return H935 [H8804] , and come H5892 to his own city H1004 , and to his own house H5892 , to the city H5127 [H8804] from which he fled.
7 H6942 [H8686] And they appointed 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 of Jordan H3405 by Jericho H4217 eastward H5414 [H8804] , they assigned 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 [H8802] sojourning H8432 among H5221 [H8688] them, that whoever should kill H5315 any person H7684 unintentionally H5127 [H8800] might flee H4191 [H8799] there, and not die H3027 by the hand H1350 [H8802] of the avenger H1818 of blood H5975 [H8800] , until he stood H6440 before H5712 the congregation.