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“The power of the Lord was present to heal them (verse 17).” In verse 16, we see that Jesus often withdrew into a quiet place to pray. Prayer and power go hand in hand. Jesus performed a miracle by healing a paralytic.
The people watched and in verse 26, “Overwhelming astonishment and ecstasy seized them all, and they recognized and praised and thanked God; and they were filled with and controlled by reverential fear and kept saying, 'We have seen wonderful and strange and incredible and unthinkable things today!"
We continue to see land dispersed to tribes, except for the Levites. The Levites were to serve as priests and servants in the tabernacle. Their inheritance was the Lord Himself, and they were to be taken care of by the tithes and offerings of the people.
The cities of refuge are also mentioned because God has a heart for those who are genuinely in need of safety.