you shall set aside three cities for yourself in the midst of your land, which the Lord your God gives you to possess.
But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.
“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east,
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘Designate the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses,
so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.