Numbers 35:25
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was anointed with the holy oil.

Darby Bible Translation
and the assembly shall rescue the manslayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the assembly shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he had fled; and he shall abide in it until the death of the high-priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.

World English Bible
and the congregation shall deliver the manslayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge, where he was fled: and he shall dwell therein until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.

Young's Literal Translation
'And the company have delivered the man-slayer out of the hand of the redeemer of blood, and the company have caused him to turn back unto the city of his refuge, whither he hath fled, and he hath dwelt in it till the death of the chief priest, who hath been anointed with the holy oil.

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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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abide in it

Numbers 35:28 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest...

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

Romans 3:24-26 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus...

Ephesians 2:16-18 And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby...

Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession...

Hebrews 7:25-28 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them...

Hebrews 9:12-15 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place...

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus...

anointed

Exodus 29:7 Then shall you take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head, and anoint him.

Leviticus 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he has sinned...

Leviticus 8:12 And he poured of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

Leviticus 21:10 And he that is the high priest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil was poured...

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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
Exodus 29:7
Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head.

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

Numbers 35:26
"'But if the accused ever goes outside the limits of the city of refuge to which they fled

2 Samuel 14:14
Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.

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