The cities of refuge.
Deuteronomy 19:1 When Yahweh thy God, shall cut off, the nations, whose land Yahweh thy God is giving thee,and thou shalt dispossess them, and dwell in their cities, and in their houses, Deuteronomy 19:2 three cities, shalt thou set apart for thee,in the midst of thy land which Yahweh thy God is giving thee to possess. Deuteronomy 19:3 Thou shalt prepare for thee a way, and shalt divide into three parts the boundary of thy land which Yahweh thy God shall cause thee to inherit,and it shall be, that every manslayer, shall flee thither.
The privilege thereof for the manslayer.
Deuteronomy 19:4 And, this, is the case of the manslayer, who shall flee thither and live,Whoso shall smite his neighbour unwittingly, he, not having hated him aforetime; Deuteronomy 19:5 as when one entereth with his neighbour into a forest, to fell trees, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe, to cut down the tree, and the head flieth off from the handle, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die, he, shall flee into one of these cities, and live; Deuteronomy 19:6 lest the blood redeemer pursue the manslayer, because his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and he smite him so as to take away his life,he not being worthy of death, seeing that he had not been hating him, aforetime. Deuteronomy 19:7 For this cause, am I commanding thee, saying,Three cities, shalt thou set apart for thee. Deuteronomy 19:8 But, if Yahweh thy God should enlarge thy bounds, as he aware unto thy fathers,and should give thee all the land, which he spake of giving unto thy fathers; Deuteronomy 19:9 because thou dost observe all this commandment, to do it, which I am commanding thee today, to love Yahweh thy God, and to walk in his paths all the days, then shalt thou add unto thee yet three cities, unto these three; Deuteronomy 19:10 that innocent blood may not be shed, in the midst of thy land, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, as an inheritance,and so shed-blood be upon thee.
Deuteronomy 19:11 But, when any man shall be hating his neighbour, and shall lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him so as to take away his life, that he dieth,and shall then flee into one of these cities, Deuteronomy 19:12 then shall the elders of his city send and fetch him from thence,and deliver him into the hand of the blood redeemer, that he die; Deuteronomy 19:13 thine eye shall not look with pity upon him,so shall thou consume the shedding of innocent blood out of Israel and it shall go well with thee.
The landmark is not to be removed.
Deuteronomy 19:14 Thou shalt not move back the boundary of thy neighbour, by which they set bounds at first,in thine inheritance which thou shall receive, in the land which Yahweh thy God is giving thee to possess.
Two witnesses at the least.
Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness, shall not rise up, against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, with regard to any sin that he may commit,at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, must a matter be establish.
The punishment of a false witness.
Deuteronomy 19:16 When there shall rise up a wrongful witness against a man,to answer against him, perversely, Deuteronomy 19:17 then shall the two men who are at variance, stand before Yahweh,before the priests and the judges, who shall be in those days; Deuteronomy 19:18 and the judges shall make diligent inquisition,and lo! if the witness be, a false witness and, falsely, have answered against his brother, Deuteronomy 19:19 then shall ye do unto him as he had thought to de unto his brother,so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst; Deuteronomy 19:20 and, they who remain, shall hear and fear,and not go on to do again according to this wicked thing, in thy midst: Deuteronomy 19:21 neither shall thine eye pity,life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.