New International Version
the killer shall be sent for by the town elders, be brought back from the city, and be handed over to the avenger of blood to die.
King James Bible
Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
Darby Bible Translation
then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
World English Bible
then the elders of his city shall send and bring him there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
Young's Literal Translation
then the elders of his city have sent and taken him from thence, and given him into the hand of the redeemer of blood, and he hath died;
Deuteronomy 19:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If any man hate his neighbor - See on Exodus 21:13 (note).
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LibraryThe Cities of Refuge
'The Lord also spake unto Joshua, saying, 2. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 3. That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. 4. And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
What the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and Connivance, Between Fervour and Gentleness.
But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately, that person is to be taken from my altar and put to death.
But if out of hate someone lies in wait, assaults and kills a neighbor, and then flees to one of these cities,
Show no pity. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, so that it may go well with you.
2 Samuel 14:7
Now the whole clan has risen up against your servant; they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother down, so that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed; then we will get rid of the heir as well.' They would put out the only burning coal I have left, leaving my husband neither name nor descendant on the face of the earth."
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