Has any other god taken one nation for himself by rescuing it from another by means of trials, miraculous signs, wonders, war, awesome power, and terrifying acts? Yet that is what the LORD your God did for you in Egypt, right before your very eyes.
"He showed you these things so you would realize that the LORD is God and that there is no other god.
He let you hear his voice from heaven so he could instruct you. He let you see his great fire here on earth so he could speak to you from it.
Because he loved your ancestors, he chose to bless their descendants and personally brought you out of Egypt with a great display of power.
He drove out nations far greater than you, so he could bring you in and give you their land as a special possession, as it is today.
So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The LORD is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other god!
If you obey all the laws and commands that I will give you today, all will be well with you and your children. Then you will enjoy a long life in the land the LORD your God is giving you for all time."
Then Moses set apart three cities of refuge east of the Jordan River,
where anyone who had accidentally killed someone without having any previous hostility could flee for safety.
These were the cities: Bezer on the wilderness plateau for the tribe of Reuben; Ramoth in Gilead for the tribe of Gad; Golan in Bashan for the tribe of Manasseh.
This is the law that Moses handed down to the Israelites.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)