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  • In that case, the leaders of the murderer's hometown must have the murderer brought back from the city of refuge and handed over to the dead person's avenger to be killed. - Deuteronomy 19:12

  • "If slaves should escape from their masters and take refuge with you, do not force them to return. - Deuteronomy 23:15

  • Then he will ask, `Where are their gods, the rocks they fled to for refuge? - Deuteronomy 32:37

  • The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He thrusts out the enemy before you; it is he who cries, `Destroy them!' - Deuteronomy 33:27

  • "Now tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed Moses. - Joshua 20:2

  • The following cities were designated as cities of refuge: Kedesh of Galilee, in the hill country of Naphtali; Shechem, in the hill country of Ephraim; and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), in the hill country of Judah. - Joshua 20:7

  • On the east side of the Jordan River, across from Jericho, the following cities were designated as cities of refuge: Bezer, in the wilderness plain of the tribe of Reuben; Ramoth in Gilead, in the territory of the tribe of Gad; and Golan in Bashan, in the land of the tribe of Manasseh. - Joshua 20:8

  • These cities were set apart for Israelites as well as the foreigners living among them. Anyone who accidentally killed another person could take refuge in one of these cities. In this way, they could escape being killed in revenge prior to standing trial before the community. - Joshua 20:9

  • The following towns with their pasturelands were given to the descendants of Aaron the priest: Hebron (a city of refuge for those who accidentally killed someone), Libnah, - Joshua 21:13

  • Shechem (a city of refuge for those who accidentally killed someone), Gezer, - Joshua 21:21

  • The descendants of Gershon, another clan within the tribe of Levi, received two towns with their pasturelands from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan (a city of refuge) and Be-eshterah. - Joshua 21:27

  • From the tribe of Naphtali they received Kedesh in Galilee (a city of refuge), Hammoth-dor, and Kartan--three towns with their pasturelands. - Joshua 21:32

  • From the tribe of Gad they received Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge), Mahanaim, - Joshua 21:38

  • When the people who lived in the tower of Shechem heard what had happened, they took refuge within the walls of the temple of Baal-berith.*3 - Judges 9:46

  • May the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully." - Ruth 2:12

  • So the descendants of Aaron were given the following towns, each with its surrounding pasturelands: Hebron (a city of refuge), Libnah, Jattir, Eshtemoa, - 1 Chronicles 6:57

  • Shechem (a city of refuge in the hill country of Ephraim), Gezer, - 1 Chronicles 6:67
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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