Numbers 35:24
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New International Version
the assembly must judge between the accused and the avenger of blood according to these regulations.

King James Bible
Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments:

Darby Bible Translation
then the assembly shall judge between the smiter and the avenger of blood according to these judgments;

World English Bible
then the congregation shall judge between the striker and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances;

Young's Literal Translation
then have the company judged between the smiter and the redeemer of blood, by these judgments.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The revenger of blood - גאל הדם goel haddam, the redeemer of blood; the next in blood to him who was slain. See on Numbers 35:12 (note).

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Numbers 35:12 And they shall be to you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not...

Joshua 20:6 And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for judgment...

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The Cities of the Levites.
Concerning them, see Numbers, chapter 35, and Joshua chapter 21. "The suburbs of the cities of the Levites were three thousand cubits on every side; viz. from the walls of the city, and outwards; as it is said, 'From the walls of the city and outwards a thousand cubits: and thou shalt measure from without the city two thousand cubits' (Num 35:4,5). The former thousand were the suburbs, and the latter two thousand were for fields and vineyards. They appointed the place of burial to every one of those
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Job's Faith and Expectation
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand in the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. C hristianity, that is, the religion of which MESSIAH is the author and object, the foundation, life, and glory, though not altogether as old as creation, is nearly so. It is coeval [contemporary] with the first promise and intimation of mercy given to fallen man. When Adam, by transgression, had violated the order and law of
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Numbers 35:23
or, without seeing them, drops on them a stone heavy enough to kill them, and they die, then since that other person was not an enemy and no harm was intended,

Numbers 35:25
The assembly must protect the one accused of murder from the avenger of blood and send the accused back to the city of refuge to which they fled. The accused must stay there until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.

Joshua 20:6
They are to stay in that city until they have stood trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest who is serving at that time. Then they may go back to their own home in the town from which they fled."

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