Numbers 35:16
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English Standard Version
“But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.

King James Bible
And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

American Standard Version
But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any man strike with iron, and he die that was struck : he shall be guilty of murder, and he himself shall die.

English Revised Version
But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a manslayer: the manslayer shall surely be put to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if he shall smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he shall die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Selection and Appointment of Cities of Refuge for Unpremeditated Manslayers. - Numbers 35:10, Numbers 35:11. When the Israelites had come into the land of Canaan, they were to choose towns conveniently situated as cities of refuge, to which the manslayer, who had slain a person (nephesh) by accident (בּשׁגגה: see at Leviticus 4:2), might flee. הקרה, from קרה, to hit, occurrit, as well as accidit; signifies here to give or make, i.e., to choose something suitable (Dietrich), but not "to build or complete" (Knobel), in the sense of קרה, as the only meaning which this word has is contignare, to join with beams or rafters; and this is obviously unsuitable here. Through these directions, which are repeated and still further expanded in Deuteronomy 19:1-13, God fulfilled the promise which He gave in Exodus 21:13 : that He would appoint a place for the man who should unintentionally slay his neighbour, to which he might flee from the avenger of blood.

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Numbers 35:22-24 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast on him any thing without laying of wait...

Deuteronomy 19:11-13 But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die...

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Numbers 35:30-33 Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses...

Genesis 9:5,6 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man...

Exodus 21:12-14 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death...

Leviticus 24:17 And he that kills any man shall surely be put to death.

Cross References
Exodus 21:12
"Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.

Exodus 21:14
But if a man willfully attacks another to kill him by cunning, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.

Leviticus 24:17
"Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.

Numbers 35:30
"If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.

Deuteronomy 19:11
"But if anyone hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and attacks him and strikes him fatally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities,

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