Numbers 35:19
New International Version
The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when the avenger comes upon the murderer, the avenger shall put the murderer to death.

New Living Translation
The victim’s nearest relative is responsible for putting the murderer to death. When they meet, the avenger must put the murderer to death.

English Standard Version
The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death.

Berean Study Bible
The avenger of blood is to put the murderer to death; when he finds him, he is to kill him.

King James Bible
The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.

New King James Version
The avenger of blood himself shall put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death.

New American Standard Bible
The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he himself shall put him to death when he meets him.

NASB 1995
'The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.

NASB 1977
‘The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.

Amplified Bible
The blood avenger shall himself put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.

Christian Standard Bible
The avenger of blood himself is to kill the murderer; when he finds him, he is to kill him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The avenger of blood himself is to kill the murderer; when he finds him, he is to kill him.

American Standard Version
The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meeteth him, he shall put him to death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The seeker of vengeance of blood shall kill the murderer when he meets him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The avenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: whensoever he shall meet him he shall slay him.

Contemporary English Version
by one of the victim's relatives. He will take revenge for his relative's death as soon as he finds you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The kinsman of him that was slain, shall kill the murderer: as soon as he apprehendeth him, he shall kill him.

English Revised Version
The avenger of blood shall himself put the manslayer to death: when he meeteth him, he shall put him to death.

Good News Translation
The dead person's nearest relative has the responsibility for putting the murderer to death. When he finds you, he is to kill you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The relative who can avenge the death must make sure a murderer is put to death. When he catches up with the murderer, he must kill him.

International Standard Version
The blood avenger himself is to execute the murderer. When he meets him, the blood avenger is to put him to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death; when he meeteth him, he shall put him to death.

Literal Standard Version
The redeemer of blood puts the murderer to death himself; in his coming against him he puts him to death.

NET Bible
The avenger of blood himself must kill the murderer; when he meets him, he must kill him.

New Heart English Bible
The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meets him, he shall put him to death.

World English Bible
The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meets him, he shall put him to death.

Young's Literal Translation
'The redeemer of blood himself doth put the murderer to death; in his coming against him he doth put him to death.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Six Cities of Refuge
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. 19The avenger of blood is to put the murderer to death; when he finds him, he is to kill him. 20Likewise, if anyone maliciously pushes another or intentionally throws an object at him and kills him,…

Cross References
Genesis 4:14
Behold, this day You have driven me from the face of the earth, and from Your face I will be hidden; I will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."

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 35:20
Likewise, if anyone maliciously pushes another or intentionally throws an object at him and kills him,

2 Samuel 14:7
Now the whole clan has risen up against your maidservant and said, 'Hand over the one who struck down his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of the brother whom he killed. Then we will cut off the heir as well!' So they would extinguish my one remaining ember by not preserving my husband's name or posterity on the earth."

2 Samuel 14:11
"Please," she replied, "may the king invoke the LORD your God to prevent the avenger of blood from increasing the devastation, so that my son may not be destroyed!" "As surely as the LORD lives," he vowed, "not a hair of your son's head will fall to the ground."


Treasury of Scripture

The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meets him, he shall slay him.

Numbers 35:12,21,24,27
And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment…

Deuteronomy 19:6,12
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…

Joshua 20:3,5
That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood…









Verse 19. - When he meeteth him, i.e., outside a city of refuge.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The avenger
גֹּאֵ֣ל (gō·’êl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1350: To redeem, act as kinsman

of blood
הַדָּ֔ם (had·dām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

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

to death;
יָמִ֖ית (yā·mîṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

when he finds him,
בְּפִגְעוֹ־ (bə·p̄iḡ·‘ōw-)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6293: To impinge, by accident, violence, by importunity

he
ה֥וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is to kill him.
יְמִיתֶֽנּוּ׃ (yə·mî·ṯen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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