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."1

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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,2

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11 select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone3 accidentally4 may flee.

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      12 They will be places of refuge from the avenger,5 so that a person accused of murder6 may not die before he stands trial before the assembly.7

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          13 These six towns you give will be your cities of refuge.8

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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, aliens and any other people living among them, so that anyone who has killed another accidentally can flee there.
              16 " 'If a man strikes someone with an iron object so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death.9

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              17 Or if anyone has a stone in his hand that could kill, and he strikes someone so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death.
              18 Or if anyone has a wooden object in his hand that could kill, and he hits someone so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death.