35:1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,
35:1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho, saying,

35:2 Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and suburbs for the cities round about them shall ye give unto the Levites.
35:2 "Command the sons of Israel that they give to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession, cities to live in; and you shall give to the Levites pasture lands around the cities.

35:3 And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their cattle, and for their substance, and for all their beasts.
35:3 "And the cities shall be theirs to live in; and their pasture lands shall be for their cattle and for their herds and for all their beasts.

35:4 And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, shall be from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.
35:4 "And the pasture lands of the cities which you shall give to the Levites [shall extend] from the wall of the city outward a thousand cubits around.

35:5 And ye shall measure without the city for the east side two thousand cubits, and for the south side two thousand cubits, and for the west side two thousand cubits, and for the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the midst. This shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.
35:5 "You shall also measure outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits, with the city in the center. This shall become theirs as pasture lands for the cities.

35:6 And the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which ye shall give for the manslayer to flee unto: and besides them ye shall give forty and two cities.
35:6 "And the cities which you shall give to the Levites [shall be] the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee to; and in addition to them you shall give forty-two cities.

35:7 All the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities; them (shall ye give) with their suburbs.
35:7 "All the cities which you shall give to the Levites [shall be] forty-eight cities, together with their pasture lands.

35:8 And concerning the cities which ye shall give of the possession of the children of Israel, from the many ye shall take many; and from the few ye shall take few: every one according to his inheritance which he inheriteth shall give of his cities unto the Levites.
35:8 "As for the cities which you shall give from the possession of the sons of Israel, you shall take more from the larger and you shall take less from the smaller; each shall give some of his cities to the Levites in proportion to his possession which he inherits."

35:9 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
35:9 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

35:10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
35:10 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

35:11 then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer that killeth any person unwittingly may flee thither.
35:11 then you shall select for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, that the manslayer who has killed any person unintentionally may flee there.

35:12 And the cities shall be unto you for refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation for judgment.
35:12 'And the cities shall be to you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation for trial.

35:13 And the cities which ye shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge.
35:13 'And the cities which you are to give shall be your six cities of refuge.

35:14 Ye shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.
35:14 'You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.

35:15 For the children of Israel, and for the stranger and for the sojourner among them, shall these six cities be for refuge; that every one that killeth any person unwittingly may flee thither.
35:15 'These six cities shall be for refuge for the sons of Israel, and for the alien and for the sojourner among them; that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there.

35:16 But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
35:16 'But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

35:17 And if he smote him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
35:17 'And if he struck him down with a stone in the hand, by which he may die, and [as a result] he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

35:18 Or if he smote him with a weapon of wood in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
35:18 'Or if he struck him with a wooden object in the hand, by which he may die, and [as a result] he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

35:19 The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meeteth him, he shall put him to death.
35:19 'The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.

35:20 And if he thrust him of hatred, or hurled at him, lying in wait, so that he died,
35:20 'And if he pushed him of hatred, or threw something at him lying in wait and [as a result] he died,

35:21 or in enmity smote him with his hand, so that he died; he that smote him shall surely be put to death; he is a murderer: the avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death, when he meeteth him.
35:21 or if he struck him down with his hand in enmity, and [as a result] he died, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death, he is a murderer; the blood avenger shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.

35:22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled upon him anything without lying in wait,
35:22 'But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait,

35:23 or with any stone, whereby a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm;
35:23 or with any deadly object of stone, and without seeing it dropped on him so that he died, while he was not his enemy nor seeking his injury,

35:24 then the congregation shall judge between the smiter and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances;
35:24 then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the blood avenger according to these ordinances.

35:25 and the congregation shall deliver the manslayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall dwell therein until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.
35:25 'And the congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the blood avenger, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he fled; and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.

35:26 But if the manslayer shall at any time go beyond the border of his city of refuge, whither he fleeth,
35:26 'But if the manslayer shall at any time go beyond the border of his city of refuge to which he may flee,

35:27 and the avenger of blood find him without the border of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood slay the manslayer; he shall not be guilty of blood,
35:27 and the blood avenger finds him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger kills the manslayer, he shall not be guilty of blood

35:28 because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession.
35:28 because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession.

35:29 And these things shall be for a statute (and) ordinance unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
35:29 'And these things shall be for a statutory ordinance to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

35:30 Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person that he die.
35:30 'If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.

35:31 Moreover ye shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer, that is guilty of death; but he shall surely be put to death.
35:31 'Moreover, you shall not take ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely be put to death.

35:32 And ye shall take no ransom for him that is fled to his city of refuge, that he may come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.
35:32 'And you shall not take ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may return to live in the land before the death of the priest.

35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood, it polluteth the land; and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
35:33 'So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.

35:34 And thou shalt not defile the land which ye inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell: for I, Jehovah, dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.
35:34 'And you shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD am dwelling in the midst of the sons of Israel.' "