And the Lord spoke these things also to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, over against Jericho:
Command the children of Israel that they give to the Levites out of their possessions,
Cities to dwell in, and their suburbs round about: that they may abide in the towns, and the suburbs may be for them cattle and beasts:
Which suburbs shall reach from the walls of the cities outward, a thousand paces on every side:
Toward the east shall be two thousand cubits: and toward the south in like manner shall be two thousand cubits: toward the sea also, which looketh to the west, shall be the same extent: and the north side shall be bounded with the like limits. And the cities shall be in the midst, and the suburbs without.
And among the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, six shall be separated for refuge to fugitives, that he who hath shed blood may flee to them: and besides these there shall be other forty-two cities,
That is, in all forty-eight with their suburbs.
And of these cities which shall be given out of the possessions of the children of Israel, from them that have more, more shall be taken: and from them that have less, fewer. Each shall give towns to the Levites according to the extent of their inheritance.
The Lord said to Moses:
Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: When you shall have passed over the Jordan into the land of Chanaan,
Determine what cities shall be for the refuge of fugitives, who have shed blood against their will.
And when the fugitive shall be in them, the kinsman of him that is slain may not have power to kill him, until he stand before the multitude, and his cause be judged.
And of those cities, that are separated for the refuge of fugitives,
Three shall be beyond the Jordan, and three in the land of Chanaan,
As well for the children of Israel as for strangers and sojourners, that he may flee to them, who hath shed blood against his will.
If any man strike with iron, and he die that was struck: he shall be guilty of murder, and he himself shall die.
If he throw a stone, and he that is struck die: he shall be punished in the same manner.
If he that is struck with wood die: he shall be revenged by the blood of him that struck him.
The kinsman of him that was slain, shall kill the murderer: as soon as he apprehendeth him, he shall kill him.
If through hatred any one push a man, or fling any thing at him with ill design:
Or being his enemy, strike him with his hand, and he die: the striker shall be guilty of murder: the kinsman of him that was slain as soon as he findeth him, shall kill him.
But if by chance medley, and without hatred,
And enmity, he do any of these things,
And this be proved in the hearing of the people, and the cause be debated between him that struck, and the next of kin:
The innocent shall be delivered from the hand of the revenger, and shall be brought back by sentence into the city, to which he had fled, and he shall abide there until the death of the high priest, that is anointed with the holy oil.
If the murderer be found without the limits of the cities that are appointed for the banished,
And be struck by him that is the avenger of blood: he shall not be guilty that killed him.
For the fugitive ought to have stayed in the city until the death of the high priest: and after he is dead, then shall the manslayer return to his own country.
These things shall be perpetual, and for an ordinance in all your dwellings.
The murderer shall be punished by witnesses: none shall be condemned upon the evidence of one man.
You shall not take money of him that is guilty of blood, but he shall die forthwith.
The banished and fugitives before the death of the high priest may by no means return into their own cities.
Defile not the land of your habitation, which is stained with the blood of the innocent: neither can it otherwise be expiated, but by his blood that hath shed the blood of another.
And thus shall your possession be cleansed, myself abiding with you. For I am the Lord that dwell among the children of Israel.
And the princes of the families of Galaad, the son of Machir, the son of Manasses, of the stock of the children of Joseph, came and spoke to Moses before the princes of Israel, and said:
The Lord hath commanded thee, my lord, that thou shouldst divide the land by lot to the children of Israel, and that thou shouldst give to the daughters of Salphaad our brother the possession due to their father:
Now if men of another tribe take them to wives, their possession will follow them, and being transferred to another tribe, will be a diminishing of our inheritance.
And so it shall cone to pass, that when the jubilee, the is, the fiftieth year of remission, is come, the distribution made by the lots shall be confounded, and the possession of the one shall pass to the others.
Moses answered the children of Israel, and said by the command of the Lord: The tribe of the children of Joseph hath spoken rightly.
And this is the law promulgated by the Lord touching the daughters of Salphaad: Let them marry to whom they will, only so that it be to men of their own tribe.
Lest the possession of the children of Israel be mingled from tribe to tribe. For all men shall marry wives of their own tribe and kindred:
And all women shall take husbands of the same tribe: that the inheritance may remain in the families.
And that the tribes be not mingled one with another, but remain so
As they were separated by the Lord. And the daughters of Salphaad did as was commanded:
And Maala, and Thersa, and Hegla, and Melcha, and Noa were married to the sons of their uncle by their father
Of the family of Manasses, who was the son of Joseph: and the possession that had been allotted to them, remained in the tribe and family of their father.
These are the commandments and judgment, which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses to the children of Israel, in the plains of Moab upon the Jordan over against Jericho.
And rising up from thence, he cometh into the coast of Judea beyond the Jordan: and the multitude flocked to him again. And as he was accustomed, he taught them again.
And the Pharisees coming to him asked him, tempting him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?
But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you?
Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce and to put her away.
To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart, he wrote you that precept.
But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.
For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife.
And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.
And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the same thing.
And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another committeth adultery against her.
And if the wife shall put away her husband and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them. And the disciples rebuked them that brought them.
Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter into it.
And embracing them and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.
And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man, running up and kneeling before him, asked him: Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting?
And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, that is God.
Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honour thy father and mother.
But he answering, said to him: Master, all these things I have observed from my youth.
And Jesus, looking on him, loved him and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee. Go, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.
Who being struck sad at that saying, went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus again answering, saith to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God?
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Who wondered the more, saying among themselves: Who then can be saved?
And Jesus looking on them, saith with men it is impossible; but not with God. For all things are possible with God.
And Peter began to say unto him: Behold, we have left all things and have followed thee.
Jesus answering said: Amen I say to you, there is no man who hath left house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting.
But many that are first shall be last: and the last, first.