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.
Cross ReferencesExodus 29:7
Then take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head.
then the congregation must judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances.
But if the manslayer ever goes outside the limits of the city of refuge to which he fled
2 Samuel 14:14
For surely we will die and be like water poured out on the ground, which cannot be recovered. Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises ways so that the banished one may not remain estranged from Him.
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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