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1. Distinguished from murder. Ex 21:13,14; Nu 35:16-21,25.

2. Justifiable, described as

a. Killing persons condemned by law. Ge 9:6; Ex 35:2; Le 24:16.

b. Killing a thief in the night. Ex 22:2.

c. Killing enemies in battle. Nu 31:7,8.

d. Killing a manslayer by next of kin. Nu 35:27.

3. Unjustifiable, described as

a. Killing without enmity. Nu 35:22.

b. Killing without lying in wait. Ex 21:13; Nu 35:22.

c. Killing by accident. Nu 35:23; De 19:5.

4. The avenger of blood might slay those guilty of unjustifiable. Nu 35:19,27.

5. Protection afforded in the cities of refuge to those guilty of unjustified. Nu 35:11,15.

6. Confinement in the city of refuge the punishment for unjustifiable. Nu 35:25,28.