Numbers 35:31–33

31 Moreover you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely be put to death. 32 And you shall take no ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may return to dwell in the land before the death of the priest. 33 So you shall not pollute the land where you are; for blood xdefiles the land, and no 3atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except yby the blood of him who shed it.

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