19:3 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.
19:5 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.
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.
19:10 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.
19:12 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.
19:13 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