What does Numbers 35:12 mean?
ESV: The cities shall be for you a refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation for judgment.
NIV: They will be places of refuge from the avenger, so that anyone accused of murder may not die before they stand trial before the assembly.
NASB: The cities shall serve you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the one who commits manslaughter does not die until he stands before the congregation for trial.
CSB: You will have the cities as a refuge from the avenger, so that the one who kills someone will not die until he stands trial before the assembly.
NLT: These cities will be places of protection from a dead person’s relatives who want to avenge the death. The slayer must not be put to death before being tried by the community.
KJV: 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.
NKJV: They shall be cities of refuge for you from the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation in judgment.
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