Numbers 35:12

“And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they shall be vnto you cities for refuge from the auenger, that the man-slayer die not, vntill he stand before the Congregation in iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'The cities shall be to you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the manslayer will not die until he stands before the congregation for trial.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the cities shall be unto you for refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation for judgment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In these towns you may be safe from him who has the right of punishment; so that death may not overtake the taker of life till he has been judged by the meeting of the people.
- Basic English Bible

And ye shall have these cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he have stood before the assembly in judgment.
- Darby Bible

And they shall be to you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the man-slayer may not die, until he stands before the congregation in judgment.
- Webster's Bible

The cities shall be to you for refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer not die, until he stands before the congregation for judgment.
- World English Bible

and the cities have been to you for a refuge from the redeemer, and the man-slayer doth not die till his standing before the company for judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the cities shall be unto you for refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation for judgment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 35:12


35:12 From the avenger - Heb. from the redeemer, or, from the next kinsman, to whom by the law belonged the right of redemption of the lands of; and vindication of the injury done to, the person deceased. Die not - Be not killed by the avenger meeting him in some other place. Before the congregation - Before the judges or elders who were appointed in every city for the decision of criminal causes, who were to examine, and that publickly before the people, whether the murder was wilful or casual.


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