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Joshua 20 - NIV

Cities of Refuge

1 Then the Lord said to Joshua:

2 “Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,

3 so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionally may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood.

4 When they flee to one of these cities, they are to stand in the entrance of the city gate and state their case before the elders of that city. Then the elders are to admit the fugitive into their city and provide a place to live among them.

5 If the avenger of blood comes in pursuit, the elders must not surrender the fugitive, because the fugitive killed their neighbor unintentionally and without malice aforethought.

6 They are to stay in that city until they have stood trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest who is serving at that time. Then they may go back to their own home in the town from which they fled.”

7 So they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.

8 East of the Jordan (on the other side from Jericho) they designated Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau in the tribe of Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead in the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan in the tribe of Manasseh.

9 Any of the Israelites or any foreigner residing among them who killed someone accidentally could flee to these designated cities and not be killed by the avenger of blood prior to standing trial before the assembly.




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Paul Clemente avatar
God's Involvement With Society
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Aug, 2016
Summary: God cares and is involved with with every aspect of our lives, including society.
Series: Joshua
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 330
Gerald Roberts avatar
"When You Go Into Battle"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Nov, 2015
Summary: When you go into battle and one will be in battle against Satan we must fight, when you go into battle there will be overwhelming obstacles, when you go into battle let the Priest go before you, you need qualifications, and remember the assurances.
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-4
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 243
Christian Cheong avatar
Recognising God's Provision
Shared by: Christian Cheong on May, 2015
Summary: God foresees our needs. He provides for our needs, ahead of time, even before we see them. God provides by grace, not merit.
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 665
Dr. Larry  Petton avatar
JESUS, OUR CITY OF REFUGE!
Shared by: Dr. Larry Petton on Feb, 2014
Summary: The Cities of Refuge in the Book of Joshua are not only a portrait of Christ, but they are also a picture of the Church, the Body of Christ. We have a refuge in Christ to give to all who are in need of a Savior.
Damian Phillips avatar
Creating A Refuge
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Sep, 2011
Summary: Sermon # 38: This message discusses how those whom you lead can grow weary if they do not regularly have periods of refreshing; therefore, you must be certain to provide a safe haven from the chaos of life.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 883
Larry Finley avatar
The Lord is My Refuge
Shared by: Larry Finley on Jul, 2009
Summary: The Cities of Refuge represent our blessings of salvation
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 951
Jerry Shirley avatar
Jesus in the City
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Dec, 2008
Summary: We find Jesus throughout the OT, and today we find him in 6 special towns -- The Purpose, the Prophecy, and the Proximity of the Cities of Refuge. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.
based on 68 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,188
Joe Rowland avatar
City Of Refuge
Shared by: Joe Rowland on Nov, 2008
Summary: Jesus is my Rock of refuge and as long as I am following Him, I will be sheltered from storms that I have to go through.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,320
Paul Decker avatar
Mercy!
Shared by: Paul Decker on Jul, 2007
Summary: God has mercy on the guilty.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,253
Tom Fuller avatar
Make Room for Mercy - Make Room for God
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jun, 2007
Summary: As we head out full bore into a victorious life in Christ, sometimes we forget the qualities of mercy and ownership. God reminds us of who He is and who we belong to.
Series: Joshua
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-21:45
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,312
Gerald Van Horn avatar
The shout of victory
Shared by: Gerald Van Horn on Feb, 2006
Summary: God made a promise to Joshua. "I have given you the city..."
based on 32 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,014
Pat Cook avatar
Soul Asylum
Shared by: Pat Cook on Oct, 2005
Summary: 22nd in series on Joshua. This is about the cities of refuge: 1) Jesus is our refuge 2) The church is part of God’s plan to provide refuge 3) Not everybody wants refuge.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 885
Tim Richards avatar
God Gives Second Chances
Shared by: Tim Richards on Jun, 2005
Summary: The 8th in a series on Joshua that illustrates how when we’ve messed up God is willing to show mercy and offer us a second chance.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,128
Jerry  Scott avatar
Finding Refuge
Shared by: Jerry Scott on Jun, 2005
Summary: Our text for this morning tells of a way that God addressed the issues of cruelty and justice in ancient Israel. He moved His people away from brutality that was very much a part of the world by putting into place a system allowing for justice.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,821
Keith Foskey avatar
Christ is Our Refuge
Shared by: Keith Foskey on Mar, 2005
Summary: How many of us tonight are living outside the walls?
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-6
Views: 4,036
Larry Anderson avatar
The Place Of Refuge
Shared by: Larry Anderson on Oct, 2004
Summary: This sermon tells us that we can Flee to God in times of trouble.
based on 26 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 2,756
William Morris avatar
Cities of Refuge
Shared by: William Morris on Mar, 2004
Summary: The 11th in a 12 part series from Joshua concerning Victorious Christian Living
based on 68 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,373
Dwight  Jones avatar
Kedesh-My holy refuge
Shared by: Dwight Jones on Mar, 2004
Summary: The first in a series on the Cities of refuge. Regardless of the past that is chasing you there is a place where the vilest of sinners can be clean.
based on 44 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,038
Steven Simala Grant avatar
A Tale of Two Cities
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Aug, 2002
Summary: A look at the cities of refuge and the cities of the Levites and the lessons from there for today
based on 44 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-21:43
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,850
Ralph Mendez avatar
Las Ciudades de Refugio
Shared by: Ralph Mendez on Mar, 2002
Summary: Para cada situasion en la que nos pudieramos encontrar, Dios ha proveido un lugar de refugio al cual podemos acudir. Descubre cuales son y encuentra refugio hoy.
based on 557 ratings
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 45,186
Byron Sherman avatar
Your Moral Provision—I
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Aug, 2001
Summary: Part 1 of a 2 part sermon. The 3rd installment in the 5-sermon series describing God’s Provision for the people of Israel as it applies to His Church today. Dealing with God’s provision for the Moral integrity of His people.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 315
Byron Sherman avatar
Your Moral Provision—2
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Aug, 2001
Summary: Part 2 of a 2 part sermon. The 3rd installment in the 5-sermon series describing God’s Provision for the people of Israel as it applies to His Church today. This installment deals with God’s provision for the Moral integrity of His people.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Joshua 20:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 678