then the congregation must judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances.
Cross ReferencesNumbers 35:23
or without looking drops a heavy stone that kills him, but he was not an enemy and did not intend to harm him,
The assembly is to protect the manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood. Then the assembly will return him to the city of refuge to which he fled, and he must live there until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.
He is to stay in that city until he stands trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest serving at that time. Then the manslayer may return to his own home in the city from which he fled."
Chapter Outline1. Forty-eight cities for the Levites, with their suburbs, and measure thereof
6. Six of them are to be cities of refuge
9. The laws of murder and manslaughter
31. No satisfaction for murder
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