Numbers 35:1-34, NLT
Towns for the Levites
1While Israel was camped beside the Jordan on the plains of Moab across from Jericho, the Lord said to Moses,
6“Six of the towns you give the Levites will be cities of refuge, where a person who has accidentally killed someone can flee for safety. In addition, give them forty-two other towns.
Cities of Refuge
9The Lord said to Moses,
“When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
16“But if someone strikes and kills another person with a piece of iron, it is murder, and the murderer must be executed.
22“But suppose someone pushes another person without having shown previous hostility, or throws something that unintentionally hits another person,
26“But if the slayer ever leaves the limits of the city of refuge,
30“All murderers must be put to death, but only if evidence is presented by more than one witness. No one may be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.