“And they shall be vnto you cities for refuge from the auenger, that the man-slayer die not, vntill he stand before the Congregation in iudgement.”
King James Version (KJV)
9. ¶ And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying, 10. Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, When ye bee come ouer Iordane, into the land of Canaan: 11. Then ye shall appoint you cities, to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither which killeth any person at vnawares. 12. And they shall be vnto you cities for refuge from the auenger, that the man-slayer die not, vntill he stand before the Congregation in iudgement. 13. And of these cities which ye shall giue, sixe cities shall ye haue for refuge. 14. Yee shall giue three cities on this side Iordane, and three cities shall yee giue in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge. 15. These sixe cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the soiourner among them: that euery one that killeth any person vnawares, may flee thither.