SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:9 Estas fueron las ciudades seņaladas para todos los hijos de Israel, y para el extranjero que morase entre ellos, para que se acogiese a ellas cualquiera que hiriese hombre por yerro; para que no muriese por mano del vengador de la sangre, hasta que compareciese delante del ayuntamiento.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 20:9 Verse 9. For all the children of Israel, and for the stranger] As these typified the great provision which God was making for the salvation of both Jews and Gentiles, hence the stranger as well as the Israelite had the same right to the benefits of these cities of refuge. Is HE the God of the Jews only? Is HE not also the God of the Gentiles? Until he stood before the congregation.] The judges and elders of the people, in trying civil and criminal causes, always sat; the persons who came for judgment, or who were tried, always stood; hence the expressions so frequent in Scripture, STANDING before the Lord, the judges, the elders, &c. IT is worthy of remark that the cities of refuge were given to the LEVITES; see the following chapter. The sacrificial system alone afforded refuge; and while the suspected person was excluded from his family, &c., he had the advantage of being with those whose business it was to instruct the ignorant, and comfort the disconsolate. Thus he had the means constantly at hand, by a careful use of which he might grow wiser and better; secure the favour of his God, and a lot of blessedness in a better world. How wise, equal, and beneficent are all the institutions of God!
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel , etc.] For the common use of them all, and not for that tribe only in which they stood: and for the stranger that sojourneth among them ; not only for the proselytes of righteousness, but for the proselytes of the gate also, as well as for the natives of Israel; Christ is a refuge for Jews and Gentiles, for all sinners that flee to him: that whosoever killeth any person unawares might flee thither ; and find shelter and safety: and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood ; getting thither before he could overtake him: until he stood before the congregation : either before the congregation, the elders of the city, or court of judicature in the city of refuge, or before the court of his own city, from whence he fled, if summoned thither.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 7-9 - These cities, as those also on the other side Jordan, stood so that man might in half a day reach one of them from any part of the country God is ever a Refuge at hand. They were all Levites' cities. It wa kindness to the poor fugitive, that when he might not go up to the house of the Lord, yet he had the servants of God with him, to instruc him, and pray for him, and to help to make up the want of publi ordinances. Some observe a significance in the names of these citie with application to Christ our Refuge. Kedesh signifies holy, and ou Refuge is the holy Jesus. Shechem, a shoulder, and the government is upon his shoulder. Hebron, fellowship, and believers are called int the fellowship of Christ Jesus our Lord. Bezer, a fortification, for he is a strong hold to all those that trust in him. Ramoth, high of exalted, for Him hath God exalted with his own right hand. Golan, jo or exultation, for in Him all the saints are justified, and shal glory __________________________________________________________________
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