Numbers 35:17
New International Version
Or if anyone is holding a stone and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.

New Living Translation
Or if someone with a stone in his hand strikes and kills another person, it is murder, and the murderer must be put to death.

English Standard Version
And if he struck him down with a stone tool that could cause death, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.

Berean Study Bible
Or if anyone has in his hand a stone of deadly size, and he strikes and kills another, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death.

King James Bible
And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

New King James Version
And if he strikes him with a stone in the hand, by which one could die, and he does die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

New American Standard Bible
And if he struck him with a stone in the hand, by which he would die, and as a result he did die, he is a murderer; the murderer must be put to death.

NASB 1995
If he struck him down with a stone in the hand, by which he will die, and as a result he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

NASB 1977
‘And if he struck him down with a stone in the hand, by which he may die, and as a result he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Amplified Bible
If he struck his victim down [intentionally] with a stone in hand, which may cause a person to die, and he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall certainly be put to death.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone has in his hand a stone capable of causing death and strikes another person and he dies, the murderer must be put to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man has in his hand a stone capable of causing death and strikes another person and he dies, the murderer must be put to death.

American Standard Version
And if he smote him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if he struck him with a stone in the hand so that he should die, and he died, he is a murderer; he shall certainly be killed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if he should smite him with a stone thrown from his hand, whereby a man may die, and he thus die, he is a murderer; let the murderer by all means be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he throw a stone, and he that is struck die: he shall be punished in the same manner.

English Revised Version
And if he smote him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a manslayer: the manslayer shall surely be put to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If any of you picks up a stone as a weapon and uses it to kill another person, you are a murderer. Murderers must be put to death.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, whoever uses a stone implement to kill someone is to be adjudged a murderer, and that murderer is certainly to be put to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if he smote him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Literal Standard Version
And if he has struck him with a stone [in] the hand, with which he could die, and he dies, he [is] a murderer: the murderer is certainly put to death.

NET Bible
If he strikes him by throwing a stone large enough that he could die, and he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer must surely be put to death.

New Heart English Bible
If he struck him with a stone in the hand, by which a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

World English Bible
If he struck him with a stone in the hand, by which a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Young's Literal Translation
And if with a stone in the hand, wherewith he dieth, he hath smitten him, and he dieth, he is a murderer: the murderer is certainly put to death.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Six Cities of Refuge
16If, however, anyone strikes a person with an iron object and kills him, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death. 17Or if anyone has in his hand a stone of deadly size, and he strikes and kills another, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death. 18If anyone has in his hand a deadly object of wood, and he strikes and kills another, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death.…

Cross References
Numbers 35:18
If anyone has in his hand a deadly object of wood, and he strikes and kills another, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death.

Numbers 35:31
You are not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who deserves to die; he must surely be put to death.


Treasury of Scripture

And if he smite him with throwing a stone, with which he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

throwing a stone.

Exodus 21:18
And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:









(17) And if he smite . . . --Better, And if he smote . . .

With throwing a stone.--Literally, with a stone of the hand--i.e., a stone held in the hand, whether thrown or used as the "weapon of wood" of Numbers 35:18.

And he die.--Better, and he died.

Verse 17. - With throwing a stone, wherewith he may die. Literally, "with a stone of the hand, by which one may die," i.e., a stone which is suitable for striking or throwing, and apt to inflict a mortal wound.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Or if
וְאִ֡ם (wə·’im)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

anyone has in his hand
יָד֩ (yāḏ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

a stone
בְּאֶ֣בֶן (bə·’e·ḇen)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 68: A stone

of deadly size,
יָמ֨וּת (yā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

and he strikes
הִכָּ֛הוּ (hik·kā·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

and kills another,
וַיָּמֹ֖ת (way·yā·mōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

he is a murderer;
רֹצֵ֣חַֽ (rō·ṣê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7523: To dash in pieces, kill, to murder

the murderer
הָרֹצֵֽחַ׃ (hā·rō·ṣê·aḥ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7523: To dash in pieces, kill, to murder

must surely be put to death.
מ֥וֹת (mō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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