Numbers 35:22
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New International Version
"'But if without enmity someone suddenly pushes another or throws something at them unintentionally

New Living Translation
"But suppose someone pushes another person without having shown previous hostility, or throws something that unintentionally hits another person,

English Standard Version
“But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or hurled anything on him without lying in wait

New American Standard Bible
'But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait,

King James Bible
But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if anyone suddenly pushes a person without hostility or throws any object at him without malicious intent

International Standard Version
"But if he pushed him suddenly without hatred, or if he hurled something in his direction without waiting in ambush,

NET Bible
"But if he strikes him suddenly, without enmity, or throws anything at him unintentionally,

New Heart English Bible
"'But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled on him anything without lying in wait,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But suppose you accidentally kill someone who wasn't your enemy. Maybe you shoved him or threw something at him but didn't mean to kill him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled upon him any thing without lying in wait,

New American Standard 1977
‘But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if he thrusts him suddenly without enmity, or has cast upon him any thing without laying in wait,

King James 2000 Bible
But if he pushes him suddenly without enmity, or has cast upon him anything without lying in wait,

American King James Version
But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast on him any thing without laying of wait,

American Standard Version
But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled upon him anything without lying in wait,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if by chance medley, and without hatred,

Darby Bible Translation
But if he have thrust at him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him anything unintentionally,

English Revised Version
But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled upon him any thing without lying in wait,

Webster's Bible Translation
But if he shall thrust him suddenly without enmity, or shall have cast upon him any thing without laying in wait,

World English Bible
"'But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled on him anything without lying in wait,

Young's Literal Translation
'And if, in an instant, without enmity, he hath thrust him through, or hath cast at him any instrument, without lying in wait;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
35:9-34 To show plainly the abhorrence of murder, and to provide the more effectually for the punishment of the murderer, the nearest relation of the deceased, under the title of avenger of blood, (or the redeemer of blood,) in notorious cases, might pursue, and execute vengeance. A distinction is made, not between sudden anger and malice aforethought, both which are the crime of murder; but between intentionally striking a man with any weapon likely to cause death, and an unintentional blow. In the latter case alone, the city of refuge afforded protection. Murder in all its forms, and under all disguises, pollutes a land. Alas! that so many murders, under the name of duels, prize-fights, etc. should pass unpunished. There were six cities of refuge; one or other might be reached in less than a day's journey from any part of the land. To these, man-slayers might flee for refuge, and be safe, till they had a fair trial. If acquitted from the charge, they were protected from the avenger of blood; yet they must continue within the bounds of the city till the death of the high priest. Thus we are reminded that the death of the great High Priest is the only means whereby sins are pardoned, and sinners set at liberty. These cities are plainly alluded to, both in the Old and New Testament, we cannot doubt the typical character of their appointment. Turn ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, saith the voice of mercy, Zec 9:12, alluding to the city of refuge. St. Paul describes the strong consolation of fleeing for refuge to the hope set before us, in a passage always applied to the gracious appointment of the cities of refuge, Heb 6:18. The rich mercies of salvation, through Christ, prefigured by these cities, demand our regard. 1. Did the ancient city rear its towers of safety on high? See Christ raised up on the cross; and is he not exalted at the right hand of his Father, to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance and remission of sins? 2. Does not the highway of salvation, resemble the smooth and plain path to the city of refuge? Survey the path that leads to the Redeemer. Is there any stumbling-block to be found therein, except that which an evil heart of unbelief supplies for its own fall? 3. Waymarks were set up pointing to the city. And is it not the office of the ministers of the gospel to direct sinners to Him? 4. The gate of the city stood open night and day. Has not Christ declared, Him that cometh unto me I will in nowise cast out? 5. The city of refuge afforded support to every one who entered its walls. Those who have reached the refuge, may live by faith on Him whose flesh is meat indeed, and whose blood is drink indeed. 6. The city was a refuge for all. In the gospel there is no respect of persons. That soul lives not which deserves not Divine wrath; that soul lives not which may not in simple faith hope for salvation and life eternal, through the Son of God.
Study Bible
Six Cities of Refuge
21or if he struck him down with his hand in enmity, and as a result he died, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death, he is a murderer; the blood avenger shall put the murderer to death when he meets him. 22But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait, 23or with any deadly object of stone, and without seeing it dropped on him so that he died, while he was not his enemy nor seeking his injury,…
Cross References
Numbers 35:11
then you shall select for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, that the manslayer who has killed any person unintentionally may flee there.

Numbers 35:20
If he pushed him of hatred, or threw something at him lying in wait and as a result he died,

Numbers 35:21
or if he struck him down with his hand in enmity, and as a result he died, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death, he is a murderer; the blood avenger shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.

Numbers 35:23
or with any deadly object of stone, and without seeing it dropped on him so that he died, while he was not his enemy nor seeking his injury,
Treasury of Scripture

But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast on him any thing without laying of wait,

Numbers 35:11 Then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; …

Exodus 21:13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; …

Deuteronomy 19:5 As when a man goes into the wood with his neighbor to hew wood, and …

Joshua 20:3,5 That the slayer that kills any person unawares and unwittingly may …

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