Joshua 20:1
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Then the LORD said to Joshua:

King James Bible
The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah spoke to Joshua, saying,

World English Bible
Yahweh spoke to Joshua, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah speaketh unto Joshua, saying,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

At the door of the tabernacle - All the inheritances were determined by lot, and this was cast before the Lord - every thing was done in his immediate presence, as under his eye; hence there was no murmuring, each having received his inheritance as from the hand of God himself, though some of them thought they must have additional territory, because of the great increase of their families.

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Joshua 5:14 And he said, No; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship...

Joshua 6:2 And the LORD said to Joshua, See, I have given into your hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor.

Joshua 7:10 And the LORD said to Joshua, Get you up; why lie you thus on your face?

Joshua 13:1-7 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said to him, You are old and stricken in years...

The Cities of Refuge
'The Lord also spake unto Joshua, saying, 2. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 3. That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. 4. And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of the Cities of Refuge.
Hebron, the most eminent among them, excites us to remember the rest. "The Rabbins deliver this; Moses separated three cities of refuge beyond Jordan, [Deut 4:41-43;] and, against them, Joshua separated three cities in the land of Canaan, [Josh 20:7,8]. And these were placed by one another, just as two ranks of vines are in a vineyard: Hebron in Judea against Bezer in the wilderness: Shechem in mount Ephraim against Ramoth in Gilead: Kedesh in mount Napthali against Golan in Basan. And these three
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

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

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

Joshua 19:51
These are the territories that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel assigned by lot at Shiloh in the presence of the LORD at the entrance to the tent of meeting. And so they finished dividing the land.

Joshua 20:2
"Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,

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