Deuteronomy 19:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought.

King James Bible
Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past.

Darby Bible Translation
lest the avenger of blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and smite him mortally; whereas he was not worthy of death, since he hated him not previously.

World English Bible
lest the avenger of blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and strike him mortally; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he didn't hate him in time past.

Young's Literal Translation
lest the redeemer of blood pursue after the man-slayer when his heart is hot, and hath overtaken him (because the way is great), and hath smitten him -- the life, and he hath no sentence of death, for he is not hating him heretofore;

Deuteronomy 19:6 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt prepare thee a way - The Jews inform us that the roads to the cities of refuge were made very broad, thirty-two cubits; and even, so that there should be no impediments in the way; and were constantly kept in good repair.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the avenger

Numbers 35:12 And they shall be to you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not...

Joshua 20:5 And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand...

2 Samuel 14:7 And, behold, the whole family is risen against your handmaid, and they said, Deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him...

slay him [heb] smite him in life
not worthy

Deuteronomy 21:22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and you hang him on a tree:

Jeremiah 26:15,16 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city...

in time past [heb] from yesterday the third day

Deuteronomy 19:4 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoever kills his neighbor ignorantly...

Library
The 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.
It should be known too that the vices of subjects ought sometimes to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at; that things, even though openly known, ought sometimes to be seasonably tolerated, but sometimes, though hidden, be closely investigated; that they ought sometimes to be gently reproved, but sometimes vehemently censured. For, indeed, some things, as we have said, ought to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at, so that, when the
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:5
For instance, a man may go into the forest with his neighbor to cut wood, and as he swings his ax to fell a tree, the head may fly off and hit his neighbor and kill him. That man may flee to one of these cities and save his life.

Deuteronomy 19:7
This is why I command you to set aside for yourselves three cities.

Jump to Previous
Avenger Blood Death Deserving Hate Hated Heart Hot Inasmuch Manslayer Mortally Otherwise Overtake Past Pursue Slay Slayer Smite Strike Time Way Whereas Worthy
Jump to Next
Avenger Blood Death Deserving Hate Hated Heart Hot Inasmuch Manslayer Mortally Otherwise Overtake Past Pursue Slay Slayer Smite Strike Time Way Whereas Worthy
Links
Deuteronomy 19:6 NIV
Deuteronomy 19:6 NLT
Deuteronomy 19:6 ESV
Deuteronomy 19:6 NASB
Deuteronomy 19:6 KJV

Deuteronomy 19:6 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 19:6 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 19:6 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 19:6 French Bible
Deuteronomy 19:6 German Bible

Deuteronomy 19:6 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Deuteronomy 19:5
Top of Page
Top of Page