Numbers 35:8-18 NIV

8 The towns you give the Levites from the land the Israelites possess are to be given in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: Take many towns from a tribe that has many, but few from one that has few.”

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9 Then the LORD said to Moses:
10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into Canaan,

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11 select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee.

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      12 They will be places of refuge from the avenger, so that anyone accused of murder may not die before they stand trial before the assembly.

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          13 These six towns you give will be your cities of refuge.

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              14 Give three on this side of the Jordan and three in Canaan as cities of refuge.
              15 These six towns will be a place of refuge for Israelites and for foreigners residing among them, so that anyone who has killed another accidentally can flee there.
              16 “ ‘If anyone strikes someone a fatal blow with an iron object, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.

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              17 Or if anyone is holding a stone and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
              18 Or if anyone is holding a wooden object and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.