Exodus 21:12
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New International Version
"Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death.

New Living Translation
"Anyone who assaults and kills another person must be put to death.

English Standard Version
“Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.

New American Standard Bible
"He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.

King James Bible
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever strikes a person so that he dies must be put to death.

International Standard Version
"Whoever strikes a man so that he dies is certainly to be put to death.

NET Bible
"Whoever strikes someone so that he dies must surely be put to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whoever strikes someone and kills him must be put to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that smiteth a man, so that he dieth, shall surely be put to death.

New American Standard 1977
“He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that smites a man so that he dies shall be surely put to death.

King James 2000 Bible
He that strikes a man, so that he dies, shall be surely put to death.

American King James Version
He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

American Standard Version
He that smiteth a man, so that he dieth, shall surely be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that striketh a man with a will to kill him, shall be put to death.

Darby Bible Translation
He that striketh a man, so that he die, shall certainly be put to death.

English Revised Version
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall surely be put to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that smiteth a man, so that he dieth, shall be surely put to death.

World English Bible
"One who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death,

Young's Literal Translation
'He who smiteth a man so that he hath died, is certainly put to death;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
21:12-21 God, who by his providence gives and maintains life, by his law protects it. A wilful murderer shall be taken even from God's altar. But God provided cities of refuge to protect those whose unhappiness it was, and not their fault, to cause the death of another; for such as by accident, when a man is doing a lawful act, without intent of hurt, happens to kill another. Let children hear the sentence of God's word upon the ungrateful and disobedient; and remember that God will certainly requite it, if they have ever cursed their parents, even in their hearts, or have lifted up their hands against them, except they repent, and flee for refuge to the Saviour. And let parents hence learn to be very careful in training up their children, setting them a good example, especially in the government of their passions, and in praying for them; taking heed not to provoke them to wrath. Through poverty the Israelites sometimes sold themselves or their children; magistrates sold some persons for their crimes, and creditors were in some cases allowed to sell their debtors who could not pay. But man-stealing, the object of which is to force another into slavery, is ranked in the New Testament with the greatest crimes. Care is here taken, that satisfaction be made for hurt done to a person, though death do not follow. The gospel teaches masters to forbear, and to moderate threatenings, Eph 6:9, considering with Job, What shall I do, when God riseth up? Job 31:13,14.
Study Bible
Personal Injury Laws
11"If he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money. 12"He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death. 13"But if he did not lie in wait for him, but God let him fall into his hand, then I will appoint you a place to which he may flee.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:52
"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him. "For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

Genesis 9:5
"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.

Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

Exodus 20:13
"You shall not murder.

Exodus 21:11
"If he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.

Leviticus 24:17
'If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death.

Numbers 35:16
'But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

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

Deuteronomy 19:11
"But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities,

Deuteronomy 27:24
'Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Treasury of Scripture

He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

Exodus 20:13 You shall not kill.

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in …

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

Numbers 35:16-24,30,31 And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he …

Deuteronomy 19:11-13 But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise …

2 Samuel 12:13 And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan …

Matthew 26:52 Then said Jesus to him, Put up again your sword into his place: for …

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