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Joshua 20

God commandeth,

Joshua 20:1 The Lorde also spake vnto Iosua sayinge: Joshua 20:2 Speake to þe children of Israel, and saye: Appointe out from amonge you cyties of refuge, wherof I spake vnto you by the hand of Moses, Joshua 20:3 that the slear that killetth any person vnwares and vnwittinglye, maye flee thether. And those cyties shalbe youre refuge from the auenger of bloud. Joshua 20:4 And he that doth flee vnto one of those cyties, shall stande at the entryng of the gate of the cytie, and shall shewe hys cause in the eares of the elders of the cytie. And they shall take him into the cytie vnto them, & geue hym a place, that he maye dwell amonge them. Joshua 20:5 And yf the auenger of bloude folowe after him, they shall not deliuer the slear into his hande: because he smote his frende ignorantlye, and hated hym not before tyme. Joshua 20:6 And he shall dwell in the sayde cytie vntill he stande before þe congregation in Iudgement, and vntill the death of the hye preaste that shalbe in those dayes: for then shall the slear retourne, and come vnto his awne cytie, and vnto his awne house, and vnto the cytie from whence he fled.

and the children of Israel appoint the six cities of refuge.

Joshua 20:7 And they sanctified kedes in Galile, in mount Nephthali, and Sichem in mount Ephraim, and kiriatharbe (which is Hebron) in the mountaine of Iuda. Joshua 20:8 And on the other syde Iordan ouer agaynst Iericho estwarde, they appointed Bozor in þe wildernesse vpon the playne, out of þe tribe of Ruben: & Ramoth in Gilead out of the trybe of Gad: and Gosan in Basan out of þe trybe of Manasses. Joshua 20:9 These were the cyties appoynted for all þe children of Israell, and for the straunger þt soiourned amonge them, that whosoeuer killed any person ignorantlye, þe same might flee thether, & shulde not die by the hand of the auenger of bloude, vntill he stode before the congregacion.

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