Deuteronomy 19

When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing {k} follow not, nor come to pass, that [is] the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, [but] the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

(k) Under this sure note he comprises all the other tokens.
Thou shalt {a} prepare thee a way, and divide the coasts of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to inherit, into three parts, that every {b} slayer may flee thither.

(a) Make an open and ready way. (b) Who killed against his will, and bore no hatred in his heart.
As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he {c} shall flee unto one of those cities, and live:

(c) That murder not be committed on murder.
And if the LORD thy God {d} enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, and give thee all the land which he promised to give unto thy fathers;

(d) When you go over Jordan to possess the whole land of Canaan.
That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance, and {e} [so] blood be upon thee.

(e) Lest you be punished for innocent blood.
Then the {f} elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

(f) The magistrates.
Thine {g} eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away [the guilt of] innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.

(g) Then whoever pardons murder, goes against the word of God.
Then both the men, between whom the controversy [is], shall stand before the {h} LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;

(h) God's presence where his true ministers are assembled.
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