Exodus 21:13
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New International Version
However, if it is not done intentionally, but God lets it happen, they are to flee to a place I will designate.

King James Bible
And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.

Darby Bible Translation
But if he have not lain in wait, and God have delivered [him] into his hand, I will appoint thee a place to which he shall flee.

World English Bible
but not if it is unintentional, but God allows it to happen: then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee.

Young's Literal Translation
as to him who hath not laid wait, and God hath brought to his hand, I have even set for thee a place whither he doth flee.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee - From the earliest times the nearest akin had a right to revenge the murder of his relation, and as this right was universally acknowledged, no law was ever made on the subject; but as this might be abused, and a person who had killed another accidentally, having had no previous malice against him, might be put to death by the avenger of blood, as the nearest kinsman was termed, therefore God provided the cities of refuge to which the accidental manslayer might flee till the affair was inquired into, and settled by the civil magistrate.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lie not

Numbers 35:11,22 Then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which kills any person at unawares...

Deuteronomy 19:4-6,11 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoever kills his neighbor ignorantly...

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood...

God

1 Samuel 24:4,10,18 And the men of David said to him, Behold the day of which the LORD said to you, Behold, I will deliver your enemy into your hand...

2 Samuel 16:10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD has said to him, Curse David...

Isaiah 10:7 However, he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

I will appoint

Numbers 35:11 Then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which kills any person at unawares.

Deuteronomy 4:41-43 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sun rise...

Deuteronomy 19:1-3,9 When the LORD your God has cut off the nations, whose land the LORD your God gives you, and you succeed them, and dwell in their cities...

Joshua 20:2-9 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spoke to you by the hand of Moses...

Library
The Development of the Earlier Old Testament Laws
[Sidenote: First the principle, and then the detailed laws] If the canon of the New Testament had remained open as long as did that of the Old, there is little doubt that it also would have contained many laws, legal precedents, and ecclesiastical histories. From the writings of the Church Fathers and the records of the Catholic Church it is possible to conjecture what these in general would have been. The early history of Christianity illustrates the universal fact that the broad principles are
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

A Discourse of the Building, Nature, Excellency, and Government of the House of God; with Counsels and Directions to the Inhabitants Thereof.
BY JOHN BUNYAN, OF BEDFORD. 'Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.'--Psalm 26:8 ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. Beautiful in its simplicity is this treatise on the Church of Christ, by John Bunyan. He opens, with profound knowledge and eminent skill, all those portions of sacred writ which illustrate the nature, excellency, and government of the house of God, with the personal and relative duties of its inhabitants. It was originally published in
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Councils of Ariminum and Seleucia.
Part I. History of the Councils. Reason why two Councils were called. Inconsistency and folly of calling any; and of the style of the Arian formularies; occasion of the Nicene Council; proceedings at Ariminum; Letter of the Council to Constantius; its decree. Proceedings at Seleucia; reflections on the conduct of the Arians. 1. Perhaps news has reached even yourselves concerning the Council, which is at this time the subject of general conversation; for letters both from the Emperor and the Prefects
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The question which here above all engages our attention, and requires to be answered, is this: Whether that which is reported in these chapters did, or did not, actually and outwardly take place. The history of the inquiries connected with this question is found most fully in Marckius's "Diatribe de uxore fornicationum," Leyden, 1696, reprinted in the Commentary on the Minor Prophets by the same author. The various views may be divided into three classes. 1. It is maintained by very many interpreters,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 35:10
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you cross the Jordan into Canaan,

Numbers 35:11
select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee.

Deuteronomy 19:1
When the LORD your God has destroyed the nations whose land he is giving you, and when you have driven them out and settled in their towns and houses,

Joshua 20:1
Then the LORD said to Joshua:

1 Samuel 24:4
The men said, "This is the day the LORD spoke of when he said to you, 'I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.'" Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul's robe.

1 Samuel 24:10
This day you have seen with your own eyes how the LORD delivered you into my hands in the cave. Some urged me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, 'I will not lay my hand on my lord, because he is the LORD's anointed.'

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