Deuteronomy 4:38-48 (New International Version)

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38 to drive out before you nations greater and stronger than you and to bring you into their land to give it to you for your inheritance,1 as it is today. 39 Acknowledge2 and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.3 40 Keep4 his decrees and commands,5 which I am giving you today, so that it may go well6 with you and your children after you and that you may live long7 in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time.

Cities of Refuge

4:41-43Ref -- Nu 35:6-34; Dt 19:1-14; Jos 20:1-9

41 Then Moses set aside three cities east of the Jordan, 42 to which anyone who had killed a person could flee if he had unintentionally8 killed his neighbor without malice aforethought. He could flee into one of these cities and save his life. 43 The cities were these: Bezer in the desert plateau, for the Reubenites; Ramoth9 in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.

Introduction to the Law

44 This is the law Moses set before the Israelites. 45 These are the stipulations, decrees and laws Moses gave them when they came out of Egypt 46 and were in the valley near Beth Peor east of the Jordan, in the land of Sihon10 king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon and was defeated by Moses and the Israelites as they came out of Egypt. 47 They took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan. 48 This land extended from Aroer11 on the rim of the Arnon Gorge to Mount Siyona12 (that is, Hermon13),
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