約書亞記 Joshua


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20:1
耶和华晓谕约书亚说,
Then the LORD said to Joshua:
20:2
你吩咐以色列人说,你们要照着我借摩西所晓谕你们的,为自己设立逃城,
"Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,
20:3
使那无心而误杀人的,可以逃到那里。这些城可以作你们逃避报血仇人的地方。
so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionally may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood.
20:4
那杀人的要逃到这些城中的一座城,站在城门口,将他的事情说给城内的长老们听。他们就把他收进城里,给他地方,使他住在他们中间。
When he flees to one of these cities, he is to stand in the entrance of the city gate and state his case before the elders of that city. Then they are to admit him into their city and give him a place to live with them.
20:5
若是报血仇的追了他来,长老不可将他交在报血仇的手里。因为他是素无仇恨,无心杀了人的。
If the avenger of blood pursues him, they must not surrender the one accused, because he killed his neighbor unintentionally and without malice aforethought.
20:6
他要住在那城里,站在会众面前听审判,等到那时的大祭司死了,杀人的才可以回到本城本家,就是他所逃出来的那城。
He is to stay in that city until he has stood trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest who is serving at that time. Then he may go back to his own home in the town from which he fled."
20:7
于是,以色列人在拿弗他利山地分定加利利的基低斯。在以法莲山地分定示剑。在犹大山地分定基列亚巴(基列亚巴就是希伯仑)。
So they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
20:8
又在约旦河外耶利哥东,从流便支派中,在旷野的平原,设立比悉。从迦得支派中设立基列的拉末。从玛拿西支派中设立巴珊的哥兰。
On the east side of the Jordan of Jericho they designated Bezer in the desert on the plateau in the tribe of Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead in the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan in the tribe of Manasseh.
20:9
这都是为以色列众人和在他们中间寄居的外人所分定的地邑,使误杀人的都可以逃到那里,不死在报血仇人的手中,等他站在会众面前听审判。
Any of the Israelites or any alien living among them who killed someone accidentally could flee to these designated cities and not be killed by the avenger of blood prior to standing trial before the assembly.