Numbers 35:15 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them: that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither.
God made a plan to protect the accidental killing of another person. They were called the cities of refuge. You could live there. It was confinement but still living and some form of freedom. If you accidentally did something that caused the death of another, then you were not to be put to death. If you killed someone and were unaware of it, then you didn’t have to die.
God made allowances for accidents. It was like some describe it as wolf eating wolf. It was an eye for an eye in the sense of an adequate sentence for the crime. The punishment fits the crime.
What a wonderful God we serve. He knew exactly how to handle every situation!
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