12 You will have the cities as a refuge from the avenger, so that the one who kills someone will not die until he stands trial before the assembly.

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Jehoshaphat also appointed in Jerusalem some of the Levites and priests and some of the heads of the Israelite families for deciding the Lord’s will and for settling disputes of the residents of[a] Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 19:8 LXX, Vg; MT reads disputes and they returned to

For You have upheld my just cause;[a](A)
You are seated on Your throne as a righteous judge.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 9:4 Lit my justice and my cause

From heaven You pronounced judgment.
The earth feared and grew quiet(A)
when God rose up to judge
and to save all the lowly of the earth.(B)Selah

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13 The Lord rises to argue the case
and stands to judge the people.(A)
14 The Lord brings this charge
against the elders and leaders of His people:(B)
“You have devastated the vineyard.
The plunder from the poor is in your houses.(C)

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24 “In a dispute, they will officiate as judges and decide the case according to My ordinances.(A) They must observe My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed festivals, and keep My Sabbaths holy.(B)

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