The Number of the Cities of Refuge
Joshua 20:1-9
The LORD also spoke to Joshua, saying,

These were doubtless sufficient to answer the exigencies that might arise; but why six were appointed, and not seven, the perfect number, we may conceive was the reference they all had to one other, the only perfection of types, the Lord Jesus, and in whom alone security can be found. The perfection of the covenant and of every covenant blessing is found in Him. In whatever trouble, whether in first convictions or after-trials, the Christian, as the prophet, with thoughts raised to Christ, may exclaim, "O Lord, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction."

(W. Seaton.)

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KJV: The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying,

WEB: Yahweh spoke to Joshua, saying,

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