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Deuteronomy 19:3-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

You are to determine the distances[a] and divide the land the Lord your God is granting you as an inheritance into three regions, so that anyone who commits manslaughter can flee to these cities.[b]

“Here is the law concerning a case of someone who kills a person and flees there to save his life, having killed his neighbor accidentally without previously hating him: If he goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings the ax to chop down a tree, but the blade flies off the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies, that person may flee to one of these cities and live.

Footnotes:

  1. Deuteronomy 19:3 Or to prepare the roads
  2. Deuteronomy 19:3 Lit flee there

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